HUGS

 

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Our HUGS team is a network of caring ambassadors who have walked the path of family caregiving and are available and accessible to share their wisdom with others new to the journey. These volunteers are certified through Leeza’s Care Connection to provide virtual or actual contact with those who may feel lost, afraid, or alone. They are a team of Hope and Help who can offer an authentic lifeline for others who are called upon to care.

Volunteers are selected for this program and participate in a six-week certification. Graduates, or HUGS Ambassadors, learn a variety of skills to help them empower new caregivers—from how to navigate health care resources in our community to how to provide much-needed emotional support.

Like you, I know how life can unravel when you suddenly have to adjust to a “new normal” that you never imagined and don’t want. Being recruited into caregiving is no ones version of happily-ever-after. That’s why we all need HUGS.

Working with family caregivers for over 12 years has taught me so much about the need for peer-to-peer support. We all want to know that another person can see us for who we are and understand our struggles, our fears, our pain and our joy.

There is no substitute for the shoulder to lean on or the nonjudgmental listening that comes from someone who has walked your path. And often it’s more than just an encouraging word; its actual lifeline to survival.

In addition to offering strength, empathy and a way forward for caregivers who may feel lost and afraid. Our HUGS Ambassadors help us build more caring and compassionate neighborhoods.

We offer classes quarterly—if this sounds like you, email us at info@leezascareconnection.org

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