Two decades ago on September 11, 2001, many lost their lives to the 9/11 attacks. In the days, weeks, and months following the attacks, thousands of people in the United States and allied nations demonstrated that what unites us is greater than what divides us. They volunteered to help support the rescue and recovery efforts, … Continue reading AmeriCorps: United Through Service
In the last 10 days, there have been multiple mass shootings, including those in Uvalde, Texas, Laguna Woods, California, Chicago, Illinois and Buffalo, New York. Our hearts grieve for the families, friends and communities affected by these horrific tragedies. Events like these are too many in number and have a devastating impact to individuals, communities and our society.
Guilt is a complicated emotion. It’s an unproductive one, too. When we feel guilty, we stew and wade through it as if it were quicksand. Guilt doesn’t propel us unto taking effective action and it surely doesn’t make us feel good.
While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. When facing a mental health concern or living with a mental health condition, it’s common to feel like no one understands what you’re going through. You aren’t alone – help is available, and recovery is possible.
I’m excited to be a part of a change-making organization, get back into nonprofit work, and fulfill a large part of my life’s mission – to help others.
“There is a great need to help those who genuinely need therapy services but cannot afford them, and I hope to be a very small part of fulfilling that need.”
Spark the Change Colorado’s Statewide Mental Wellness Program is one of our many volunteer-driven programs creating a lasting impact and meeting our communities’ most pressing needs.
In 1993 at the age of 62, Mikhail Vigdorov found himself in the United States as a Jewish refugee from Russia. He and his wife could not speak English. They were without friends and felt helpless. They received help from the New York Association of the New Americans (NYANA) where they were helped to learn … Continue reading GVM: SCP Volunteer Spotlight!
Volunteers aged 55 and better are #SparkingConnections across the state with Spark’s Senior Companion Program!
Volunteers aged 55 and better are #SparkingSolutions to food insecurity across the state with Spark’s RSVP program!