CS Learning Blogs

July 2021

Pathways to Resilience: Healing in Community with One Another

Jeff Jacobs knew something was wrong when a routine sprained ankle triggered symptoms of a heart attack. He’d known for years that he lived with a generalized anxiety disorder, but as a senior human resources professional, he’d built his career on sweating details, pushing himself to do better, and caring about others’ needs more than his own. It took a fall down the stairs—and an ambulance ride to the ER—to realize that his own struggle mattered too.

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June 2021

Pathways to Resilience: HR Leader Finds Compassion for Self by Sharing Compassion with Others

Jeff Jacobs knew something was wrong when a routine sprained ankle triggered symptoms of a heart attack. He’d known for years that he lived with a generalized anxiety disorder, but as a senior human resources professional, he’d built his career on sweating details, pushing himself to do better, and caring about others’ needs more than his own. It took a fall down the stairs—and an ambulance ride to the ER—to realize that his own struggle mattered too.

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I don’t know where I’d be without the help of Community Solutions. It provides me with stability. It means having support and people who believe in me. [Today] I am going to school. I am respecting myself. I am appreciating myself more.

Melanie, age 19, FSP-TAY Program

I no longer feel alone. I know I have an entire community that is ready to support me if I need it in the future.

Marta, age 40, Solutions to Violence

There's a lot of good things happening here. And I'm living proof of that. Change is possible.

John, age 49, FSP Criminal Justice Services Program

My grandson and my entire family would not have made it through this trying time without you. We were so lost and you helped us through.

Gloria, age 50, FIRST 5
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