To our friends, our community, and our supporters -- thank you for sticking with us through the wild ride of a year that 2020 was and for remaining by our side as we enter yet another year of uncertainty!
2020 gave us many challenges and blessings, but also played a part in showing each of us what we are truly made of and what we can do when we come together. It has been a year of slowing down, of "pivoting," and realizing what is most important in our lives. We have had to live life at a slower pace and be grateful for the little things we were missing during the fast-paced world we had grown accustomed to. Our focus this year has been on healing, growing, and overcoming the obstacles placed in front of us. Instead of backing down, we stood up and have come together with the help of others to provide a much needed safe space for those struggling during this pandemic. We have seen rates of suicide, depression and anxiety skyrocket during this time and are doing our small part to help keep those in our community on the path of healing.
While we did temporarily close down for in-person sessions in March, we were able to continue essential mental health services for youth, veterans and families when they needed it the most. With the help of our community and our dynamic team we have been able to continue our programs with the necessary safety guidelines in place. As we move through 2021, we hope to continue to expand our services (safely, of course!) by continuing our Equine Assisted Youth Peer Support program, adding services for other court-involved youth, offering multiple sessions of The Next Mission 6-week program, scheduling our Operation THRIVE weekend clinics, increasing our availability for smaller groups and individual sessions with our peer counselors or life coach and we are also working to increase our capacity for programs with other court-involved individuals in Thurston County. Stay tuned for some upcoming workshops and events!
After everything this past year has brought (and what is to come in the future), we hope you are able to find hope and resilience and always remember: Together We Heal.