It’s easy to get caught up in the daily rush of work, errands, bills, childcare, and chores. When we’re not busy “doing,” we’re busy scrolling through social media, videos, and news. Sometimes we need a holiday like Thanksgiving to stop, breathe and reflect on our own gratitude.
For me, it’s the amazing people devoted to Buckelew’s vision. The talented staff, hardworking clients, heartful volunteers, generous donors, and dedicated Board of Directors. They inspire me every single day. I’m grateful for how they fortify the Buckelew mission and embrace opportunities to deepen our work in 2022. Opportunities such as:
- Participating in the national launch of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Our counselors are answering approximately 1,000 crisis calls each month!
- Helping lead the new inRESPONSE mental health emergency team in Santa Rosa. The team responded to roughly 500 service calls in the first quarter alone!
- Bringing Athena House under our umbrella after the vital women’s substance use recovery treatment and sober-living housing programs faced closure. (See below for details about exciting renovations underway.)
Those are just a few of many meaningful initiatives this year. I look forward to sharing more in our upcoming annual Impact Report next month. Meanwhile, I hope it’s enough to say that I couldn’t be more thankful for you and this heart-centered community.
On behalf of the entire Buckelew family, Happy Thanksgiving!
Chief Executive Officer