North Missouri Project To Help Spread Hope During Challenging Times: “Sending love. Sending hope. Sending support.”

The Show-Me Hope Missouri Crisis Counselors with the Crisis Counseling Program at Preferred Family Healthcare in Kirksville, Missouri, are starting a new project called “Sending Hope” to encourage others to reach out to those who may need support by sending mail in the form of letters, postcards, and drawings.

Due to the social distancing and isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic – vulnerable populations may feel like they have been forgotten or struggle to find joy in daily life. The Show-Me Hope Crisis Counseling team wants to spread the word about their project and provide free postcards for everyone to send in order to “send hope” and brighten someone’s day.

If you would like more information about the “Sending Hope” project or would like to receive free postcards for you, your organization, or schools to send to individuals please contact the crisis counselor office at 660- 626-0453.

Show Me Hope is Missouri’s crisis counseling program (CCP) in response to a disaster or critical event. Counselors are based in the local community to teach coping and stress management skills to anyone dealing with the anxiety and uncertainty caused by the event. The CCP helps individuals and communities recover from natural and human-caused disasters through community outreach and access to resources including mental health services. Show Me Hope is funded through FEMA DR 4490. If you are in need of immediate help with emotional distress, contact The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800- 985-5990. The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.