Looking Glass’ Young Adults in Transition Program Coordinator, Kim Farley, shares insights about this unique service offered out of our Counseling Program. The YAT Program supports young adults with the transition to independence.
Looking Glass was honored to be invited to have a table and talk to participants in this year’s Out of the Darkness walk fundraiser benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention which took place on Sunday, September 30th at Alton Baker Park. Members of our Counseling Program staff were able to speak with participants and talk about the variety of resources Looking Glass offers including individual therapy and group therapy as well as our crisis line, all of which can help in difficult times.
A big thank you goes out to Foresters Financial whose local members organized to make a significant in-kind donation to Looking Glass’ Counseling Program of over 100 Self-Care Kits. Our therapists provide these supplies, which included some arts and crafts tools as well as hygiene materials, to our clients to help them relax and process the stress of their lives.
Thank you to Northwest Christian University for sending a great group of volunteers to help us build our ping pong tables for our upcoming Paddle Battle event (to be placed at various LG programs after the event). As part of Enhance the Community (ETC) Day NCU sends students, staff, and faculty to local nonprofits for an afternoon of volunteering.
Looking Glass got its start back in 1970 in a house off River Road helping runaway and homeless youth (RHY) with a safe place to stay and services to help them with basic needs. Almost 50 years later, RHY is still at the core of what Looking Glass Community Services provides in efforts to help Lane County youth stabilize their lives and create a solid foundation from which to build a more successful and healthy life. See our video and hear about a recent Outreach Team experience from our Marketing & Development Director.
Looking Glass currently has five residential programs: Pathways Boys, Pathways Girls, Parole Revocation Diversion, Stepping Stone, and Kyanite. All of these programs provide intensive 24/7 care and treatment to our clients. Watch our video overview and learn about one client’s first and last days in our girls program.
Serving 14 students with year-round curriculum, Center Point School could be described as a small school - but the impact made on the lives of the students and families enrolled at the school can be pretty large. "It's an amazing place," described Angela Larsen, parent of a 3rd year Center Point School student.