Your Donation Could Have a Lifesaving Impact.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is keeping adults and children home and away from others to help stop the spread of the virus. Adjusting to this new routine is stressful for everyone, but it is especially disturbing for those who have trouble with change. Individuals with mental health challenges are often socially isolated. The loss of familiar routines is especially damaging, often leading to deep anxiety that can be difficult to surmount, and in some cases, can be life-threatening. Many of the adults under the care of Lakeshore Community Services have no support or family to help them, outside of our programs. COVID-19 has presented a terrible barrier to reach out to those we serve. The majority of the people in our care have minimal resources and cannot afford smartphones, computers, Internet service or cellphones, and data service. The isolation has caused some to feel suicidal, and some have taken several steps back on their road to recovery. Being able to interact with a mental health provider could mean life or death for someone with mental illness who suffers from depression and anxiety. Your donation will help us provide them with the ongoing supportive services they need to maintain their medications, their recovery plans, and their quality of life. Please consider a donation today.
About Lakeshore Community Services Mental Health Programs
At LCS we operate from the belief that recovery is real and people can and do overcome the internal and external challenges facing them with mental illness. Hope is the catalyst of the recovery process. We provide the support that allows hope to flourish. Through comprehensive services we support individual’s finding their goals, achieving their dreams, aspirations and life’s purpose. Our approach to recovery is person driven – self-determination and self-direction are the foundations of recovery. Establishing life goals and unique paths in which to achieve those goals leads individuals towards independence, autonomy and the ability to build on personal strengths. We provide the support through services to empower individuals to gain or regain control over their lives. We know that recovery occurs via many pathways. Everyone is unique with distinct needs, strengths, culture and backgrounds – including life traumas. We believe in four guiding principles when approaching mental health and recovery; health, home, purpose and community.