HOME SAFE A program to give hope and stability to mothers and fathers who have lost a child due to suicide, school shootings, an accident, disease or kidnapping.
We are all living in community. But so many people feel alone. Especially when they’ve gone through a trauma that resulted in the loss of a child.
How do we as a community console that mother or father who cannot fathom going home and not seeing their child in their own bed.
HomeSafe is a free program that is built on community principles. In every community there are people who are destitute and live in trauma. In that same community, there are others who live well and have extra. The balance of these two come in when coaches who specialize in grief, like HomeSafe, agrees to facilitate a new mindset of balance within the community.
When one person in our community suffers, we all suffer.
Since we have an open nationwide epidemic going on of the devastating affects of grieving through the loss of a child, it’s not just the local community that suffers, it’s the larger community as a whole. And there’s no balance there.
We at HomeSafe bring more balance to those that are suffering by bringing our grief coaches to them for free. This can only happen when the community rallies in their favor and funds a program like this.
Become a donor for HomeSafe and help bring balance to your friends and neighbors who have lost a child. When these families become functional and rise to a new level of health due to their experience, they generously give back to their community to retain, and sustain, a better balance.
The problem - far too many people have lost a young child due to suicide, drugs, kidnapping, school shootings, car accidents or disease. Suicide touches my heart most. A few facts about suicide is there has been a 4.5-fold increase in suicidal ingestion cases among children between the ages of 10 and 12 since 2000 according to HealthNews. Later they said it was not due to recreational use.
We should all be paying attention to this. This is scary that even our under 10 year olds are saying they don’t want to be here anymore. This info is from the American Federation of Suicide Prevention:
The age-adjusted suicide rate in 2020 was 13.48 per 100,000 individuals.
The rate of suicide is highest in middle-aged white men.
In 2020, men died by suicide 3.88x more than women.
On average, there are 130 suicides per day.
White males accounted for 69.68% of suicide deaths in 2020.
In 2020, firearms accounted for 52.83% of all suicide deaths.
Grief counseling from experts with over 25 years experience will reach out to these people. In fact, many have already reached out and we are holding them on a waitlist until we are funded. The community doesn’t have to be the ones to sit for hours with the family to help them work out how to deal with their grief, the community only needs to care and offer their financial assistance for experts at HomeSafe to facilitate. There are not enough grief/life coaches to fill the need. This industry is growing fast.
How you can help.
a. Refer grieving parents to us to have free sessions for as long as they need them.
b. Becomea donor/sponsor. Choose a reoccurring monthly/yearly amount that fits your life or make a HOME SAFE one time sponsor pledge of your choice that will bring this work to the needs of families who humbly yet desperately need to get back on their feet and function for their other children. We are looking to start our funding at $100k to bring in more coaches, free sessions for the parents and other gifts of collaboration from the community at large, for these families and facilitate the business management and administration costs.
This is not work just anyone can do and most of the larger community won’t even touch the deep spiritual well that grief surrounds in a persons family, other than to give condolences. But there is much more to do to get these families back on their feet. When they do, they will give back to their community generously, by being a friend to those who have the same struggle, by noticing signs coming and stop them before it’s too late and when someone else has a trauma similar, they are right there to help.
There is a visual pyramid that we can use as a metaphor for the community’s help with this program...
The bottom of the pyramid on the left is HomeSafe and their coaches. On the right bottom of the pyramid are the donors and on the top of the pyramid is the griever. The bottom of the pyramid holds the foundation for the griever to grow, blossom and move on to serve their family, their work and their community. It’s with the love, support and help of HomeSafe and the donor/sponsors that the grievers thrive and become a viable part of their community.