Help us support the ongoing efforts of workers everywhere in this time of need.
Hope is something we do together. Even before the pandemic hit, frontline responders have had the challenging task of safeguarding the wellbeing of others. Across a variety of healthcare settings, dedicated professionals work tirelessly to provide essential support to their communities. Now, more than ever, the helpers need our help!
With the help of Diana Spechler, a regular contributor to The New York Times and best-selling author of the titles Who By Fire and Skinny, and in partnership with the online and mobile therapy company TalkSpace, that’s where Witness to Witness (W2W) comes in. Founded by Dr. Kaethe Weingarten in affiliation with the American Family Therapy Academy, Witness to Witness is an innovative, trauma-informed initiative that serves those who are in high stress occupations working with clients who are likewise experiencing high levels of stress. In the time of Covid19, it is fair to say that globally, the situations facing providers and their clients are unparalleled.
Sponsored by the nonprofit Migrant Clinicians Network, an organization that creates practical solutions at the intersection of vulnerability, migration, and health, Witness to Witness affirms the priority of health justice by standing with frontline workers in these unprecedented circumstances, by recognizing their struggle and by supporting them to arrive at an empowered, resilient position, individually and collectively. Some workers have died and more will. W2W is helping workers grieve for their colleagues. By creating connections of care we can reduce harm, address moral distress, create rituals that affirm loving connection even after death and inspire reasonable hope.
We call on the wider community to assist us in recognizing the sacrifices and efforts of these vital workers. Your gift will help us offer peer to peer group services, interactive webinars, organizational consultation, and other crucial resources for all who need it during the Coronavirus crisis. We conduct our work in English and Spanish.