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.
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 Center Point and Riverfront alternative schools held their respective 2018 graduation ceremonies on Thursday, June 14th celebrating the culmination of years of hard work and support from teachers, counselors, families and friends for a group of aspiring and inspiring local youth. Each school has its own traditions for graduation ceremonies and each was emotional and celebratory for another unique group of Looking Glass clients.
The week of June 4th through 8th was Spirit Week at Looking Glass' Center Point School. The activities of the week ended with an open house at the school preceding graduation events on Thursday, June 14th. "The purpose of the Open House is to celebrate the amazing work our students engaged in throughout the academic school year." Said Lynda Whitener the Program Director for Center Point.
Several members of various Looking Glass staff programs welcomed dozens of interested job applicants on Thursday, June 7th in the conference room at the Admin building. With a number of position openings, the various programs hoped to draw new applicants as well as engage the community in conversations about career opportunities.
We are proud to share this wonderful video which outlines much (but not all) of what our services provide and shares some of our success stories. To tell the entire Looking Glass story, of course, would take hours and hours. This small clip provides a glimpse into how Looking Glass impacts the Lane County community through a variety of important services.
We partied like it was 1929 - and raised a ton of money for our programs to help Lane County at-risk youth and families build a brighter future. Thank you to all involved in helping make this event a huge success. From event sponsors to event committee members, attendees, volunteers, staff and vendors - this one really took a village and the result was nothing short of spectacular…
For this year's Thank a Youth Worker Day (May 10th), we would like to recognize the great work that Perry Washington has done for youth in Lane County at Station 7. As Services Manager, Perry is a leader on the team and is responsible for helping with initial youth intake and orientation as well as helping them to return to stable housing after their stay at Station 7.
Our biggest fundraiser of the year is fast approaching - on Saturday, May 19th at Valley River Inn we will welcome Looking Glass supporters to join us in a night of revelry that will include live jazz, casino games with prizes, a fun photo booth, jewelry raffles as well as a live and silent auction. This year's theme is Roaring 20's! Tickets are on sale now.
Join our raffle bracket as part of the men's college basketball tournament. $50 gets you a slot in the bracket. Only one entry per person. On Wednesday March 14th, you will be randomly assigned a team. As your team moves closer to the championship, you will be eligible to win each prize from prizes donated by local businesses at each level along the way.