April news: mental health successes and a new volunteering program

Health and Wellness Coordinator Stephanie and volunteer Gayle prepare a cooking demonstration for Lantern's Audubon Fresh Food Box program

Here’s some highlights from our April newsletter. To make sure you always get the full story, sign up.

  • Illness Management & Recovery delivers impressive results: For nearly 30 years, Deborah* avoided daylight because she was afraid of people seeing her. She shopped in the middle of the night at 24-hour supermarkets, and if she thought someone had looked at her, it could keep her inside for a week. But with the help of Illness Management & Recovery (IMR), that’s all changed. Read more…
  • Gayle kick-starts the Lantern volunteering program: We’ve been talking about how great it would be to have volunteers for a while now, so when Gayle Thompson got in touch and asked how she could help, it was the perfect opportunity to get a program going. Gayle has been volunteering at Audubon, supporting Health & Wellness Coordinator Stephanie with the weekly Fresh Food Box program. Our Director of Special Projects, Shannon, spoke with her about what it’s been like. Read more…
  • Lantern supports CSH call for non-time limited youth supportive housing: Last week, we supported CSH’s call to Mayor de Blasio and New York City’s Supportive Housing Task Force to include non-time-limited supportive housing as part of the new supportive housing creation initiative in New York City. Read more…

*not her real name

 

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