Our HUGS for Kids Program is more important than ever
After more than a year of lockdowns and uncertainty brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, children’s mental health has been greatly affected, and together we have the opportunity to provide comfort and hope to children who are struggling through our HUGS for Kids program.
Studies show that adolescent mental health conditions increased by 19% in 2020 and incidence of self-harm, substance abuse, and depression among young people has skyrocketed. As a result, we’ve seen an increase in admittance to in-patient adolescent psychiatric care, and hospital staff are working tirelessly to keep up with the demand.
How you can support our HUGS for Kids Program:
- Share our fundraiser on your page or via email! To donate or share our donation page, click here.
- Sponsor a HUG for just $5 to support a child in need on their journey to wellness.
“These vulnerable patients are feeling hopeless, scared, lonely, unloved and/or unlovable. The IBPF comfort kits will wrap the children in comfort and show them that they are worth it, and that their recovery is real and valued”, says Dr. Carpenter of Sharp Mesa Vista.