Hands of Comfort Foundation
How they are participating
Through personal trauma and hardship, a realization of certain issues within our community that needed to being addressed created a committed organization. Hands of Comfort Foundation was established by Patrina McDonald-Green to help individuals from all walks of life deal with personal traumatic life experiences while working towards healthy lifestyles. Our organization is built on the mission to help individuals emerge from crisis and trauma through a process of intervention, education, and support that empowers individuals to positively transform their lives. We provide a safe and supportive environment for men, women, and children suffering from mental and emotional distress caused by sudden or unexpected trauma. Support groups, teen mentor groups, social mixers, and destination retreats are organized to provide guidance, social support, and healing to various individuals seeking assistance. Through social media, events, printed materials, videos and in person communication, we are dedicated providing education and awareness of changing the stigma against seeking emotional support. A 24 hour comfort line is provided to the community for individuals in crisis or trauma to call for immediate support and intervention. Through multidisciplinary therapy, we are helping people realize that emotional and mental stress is a real issue that needs to be addressed hands on. A distress recovery process of acquiring information, drawing support from others, and putting experiences into meaningful perspective is used to assist clients. Some self-care and healing procedures used within our program are art mediums, nature hikes, yoga, relaxing spa services which are offered for free or at low cost. Hands of Comfort Foundation is a 501 C3 non- profit organization that is dedicated to suicide prevention and individuals dealing with personal life trauma. We are currently doing a toy and uniform drive for West Prep Academy. West Prep is a kindergarten through 12th grade school which includes a percentage of children who are from low income families. These families are financially struggling to provide some essentials such as uniforms for their children. We estimate that there are 120 families at West Prep who are in need of uniforms. We are determined in helping our community one school at a time by providing the needed resources through community networking and donations. Our organization is dedicated to the process of helping these families but we need our communities help with donations.We are also in the process of collaborating with local schools, hotels,casinos, and businesses in creating a Trauma Support System to help those who are dealing with personal trauma and need a helping hand.