Community Initiatives

Signs Of Hope Campaign

Signs with encouraging messages of hope that are universal truths that we can all unite around. We can all agree on these… and the power of unity is huge. Never give up. Your Life Matters. There is always Hope. Your story is still being written. You’re not alone. One common thread that experts agree on is that people who end their lives, or attempt to, get caught in a negative cycle of thought and cannot pull themselves out. Our hope is that an unexpected sign of hope would begin a positive spark that could be a game-changer for that person on any given day. Together we have declared there is hope and you are not alone. We’ve placed signs on our city streets, local parks, schools, and businesses

Community Care Cards

Adding to the signs is the hope of connecting people to services. We formatted our community care and first responder cards that include community-specific crisis line phone numbers, medical and mental health providers as well as area churches who can help the hurting find the services they need.

Walks and Talks

Developing walks and talks in the community where people can connect by walking and talking. it is recognized by mental health providers that getting out and walking in the fresh air and engaging in meaningful conversation with others can contribute to our overall mental health. This doesn’t have to be an organized effort but Our city Cares is adding working with local venues to promote healthy physical fitness. This is something anyone can start doing. Make it a point to get outside to enjoy our many parks and the beautiful outdoors. Put down your cell phones and just talk with the people you care about.