The suicide and opioid epidemics continue to impact Long Islanders, as they have for the past decade. The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has challenged so many of our family and friends, and there has been a significant spike in suicides and overdose deaths across Long Island over the past 11 months. These traumatic losses shatter lives of loved ones, and the trajectory of grief for those left behind is overwhelming, isolating and riddled with stigma. The loss of hope along with the loss of one's ability to function in everyday life after these tragic deaths are common among those grieving these traumatic losses. Many times, loved ones are also dealing with traumatic stress due to circumstances around the passing of their loved one, and struggle with the stress reactions in the wake of these experiences. Typical loss support groups can't adequately service these bereaved people. They need a special place.
The Neighborhood House of Long Island is the place for anyone to come who is grieving these traumatic losses. We bring people together so they can grieve at their own pace in a comfortable, understanding and supportive environment with others who have also lived it, who truly understand their grief – and we never ever charge for our services! Our unique model of support, along with our staff of licensed mental health professionals trained in traumatic loss have helped hundreds of Long Islanders find a community of safety and support, begin to heal, and find hope again. For the past 9 years, we have been offering our Connections support program to the LI community in Sayville and Riverhead four times each year. This year the pandemic has resulted in us limiting our services due to the quarantine, forced cancellation of our fundraisers and state budget freezes on grants promised. Now more than ever, we need your help in order to meet the increasing demand for our programs. Our in-person groups have been meeting since July and we will continue to do so as long as it is safe and funds allow.
Please consider donating today and giving to make a difference in the lives of those who have lost a loved one to suicide or overdose. Funds raised go directly to provide no cost services to all of the individuals and families grieving a traumatic loss who come to The Neighborhood House to seek support during their time of grief. Any donation amount received will make a HUGE IMPACT on the lives of those who need our support.
Plus...All donations made now through December 31, 2020 will be matched $1 for $1 up to $50,000 by the Island Outreach Foundation who recently awarded The Neighborhood House of Long Island a matching gift grant. We can’t thank them enough and now we need you to help meet the goal and support us in our mission!
The Neighborhood House Of Long Island, formerly The Neighborhood House of Sayville, believes that people, especially children and families, living with loss deserve a special place where they can connect with others, receive the support and help they need to heal, and discover their own strength and resilience. It is our mission to provide these specialized support groups to individuals and families struggling in the aftermath of loss. We aim to restore hope, and provide a community of kindness, respect and acceptance. Our services are available FREE OF CHARGE to people of all race, orientation, and religious practices. The Neighborhood House of Long Island is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization. You can visit us at https://www.tnh-hope.org for more information.