By Caitlyn Gudmundsen, Senior Manager of Program Development and Outreach
Today’s Front Line Hero is Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains, whose LFS Colorado Spirit Wellness Program is supporting individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains (LFSRM) provides a wide array of programs, including adoption, foster care, older adult and caregiver support, prevention services, and refugee services. LFSRM has offices in Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Greeley, Las Cruces, Salt Lake City, and Albuquerque, and works to address unmet needs impacting vulnerable populations in those communities. Having served the region since 1948, LFSRM believes that all people, from the newborn to the most elderly, are valued members of the community.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created immense uncertainty, and we are still figuring out how our families and communities will be impacted long-term. The unknown can be overwhelming and stressful, and LFSRM believes it is essential that we care for our emotional health and well-being. LFSRM is partnering with the Colorado Spirit Crisis Counseling Program to connect people impacted by the pandemic with quality services to support them through the recovery process. The LFS Colorado Spirit Wellness Program assists communities as they address the challenging effects of the pandemic through community-based outreach, and offers emotional support, connections to helpful resources, and approaches to manage stress healthfully. The program is anonymous, and provides tailored care at no cost to the participants. To prevent the spread of the virus, the LFS Colorado Spirit Wellness Program’s offerings are provided by phone or virtual platform.
Thank you to Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains for providing holistic care to your community through the pandemic!