Youth Send Cards to Senior Home
Sheltering in place has been lonely and stressful for many of us. But when Jordan Eilerman, Case Manager at Youth In Need’s Transitional Living Program (TLP) group home, read an article about how to be involved in the community, she knew the TLP youth could make a difference.
“This article mentioned writing letters to residents in senior living facilities,” Jordan said. “Thinking about how those residents are affected by the shutdown really broke my heart. So I got super excited about the idea of bringing them a little joy and thought the youth would too.”
The youth jumped into the project. While some focused on their creative and artistic talents, others focused on writing. They used their strengths to create messages of kindness and hope. Staff even pitched in during their down time.
Opening their hearts resulted in more than 200 letters for residents at Brookdale Senior Living in Creve Coeur! Jordan hopes that one day the youth will be able to visit and meet some of the residents who received their notes.
Can We Ask You a Favor?
We’d like to ask for your help! If you have a moment, would you click on button below to send a message of support, thanks or encouragement to the Youth In Need staff who continue to be on the front lines, helping children, youth and families during this COVID-19 health crisis? We’ll be sure to pass them along. Thank you!
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