Angel's Touch

A Peacemaking Project by Anna K.

What is the injustice we are solving?

My plan in my community is to start a shelter for those who suffer from mental health illnesses. Whether it be, that you got kicked out of your house for it, lost your job/no place to stay, need advice on where to go to get help from professionals, or just need a quiet judge free place to gather your thoughts. Your pets are also welcome to get the help and nourishment that they need. Any pets who seek a warm place and healthy meal are welcome. My idea is to make my community realize that mental health is not a joke and should not be taken lightly. In my shelter there would be a support group that meets every three days for anyone who wants to join, it will have volunteers to assist people in finding the right care they need, and it will be a judge free society. This shelter will run 24/7 7 days a week including holidays. This shelter is to bring awareness and respect for this illness. People need to stop judging and start loving. This will be a judge free society based on respect and help for those in need. “If we can’t find the cure, then I’ll fix you with my love” –Lady Gaga

Comments:

Adrian B.
5 April 2018 14:46

Hi Anna,

We wanted to let you know that we are extending the deadline for active projects to apply for a Mini-Grant during this Peace First Challenge to April 15th. You can apply for a mini-grant anytime, but meeting the Challenge deadlines will make you eligible for additional opportunities.

If you do not require a mini-grant to complete your project, you can remain eligible for the Accelerator by completing your project and Reflection before the May 31st deadline! If you submit your project plan by April 15th, we'll be sure to provide you with feedback by April 21st to support you with carrying out the plan.

If you are still in early stages of planning, you are also welcome to apply for a mini-grant at a later date -- although you may not be eligible for some of our larger opportunities, the opportunity for funding and support is always there.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and if we can help in any way!

Best,
Adrian  

Adrian B.
29 March 2018 20:26

Hi Anna,

Just checking in about your project and the next steps. I wanted to make sure you are aware of the upcoming Mini-Grant Deadline - there is still time to remain eligible to attend a Peace First Challenge Accelerator if you complete your Compassionate Insight, Project Plan, and Mini-Grant application by March 31st.

We're excited about your work, and would love to be able to support it with a mini-grant of up to $250.

These tools can help you craft your insight, plan, and budget for your mini-grant:
https://www.peacefirst.org/understand-through-compassion
https://www.peacefirst.org/plan-your-project

Through your dashboard you can submit your "compassionate insight," record your plan in "Make a plan" and then "Apply for a mini-grant" for the materials you need.

Let me know how I can help!

Best,
Adrian  

Sue D.
26 March 2018 17:02

Greetings! I am delighted and grateful to help as a project coach. The work that you are leading is critically important and will help strengthen our communities and make them healthier and more compassionate. Please let me know how I can be of help to you with what you are trying to figure out as you plan your project. Thank you for your leadership!  

Fish S.
20 February 2018 12:52

Hi Anna - thanks for posting this project. I hope you'll share a little more about the work you're currently doing convening support groups, so that folks understand what you've been up to so far and how this can be the next step! Really excited about what you've shared. I'd love to see how we can help you make sure young people in your community have access to good services -- and make your community understand that mental health is absolutely no joke.

The next step (to make you eligible for our grant funding!) is for you to turn your ideas into a Compassionate Insight. Sharing your insight by Feb 28th makes you eligible for some awesome opportunities, including (once you've completed your project) the ability to apply for a free trip to the Peace First Accelerator Conference. You can do that on your project dashboard!

Let us know how we can help!