“Our primary goal is to be the hand of comfort or the ear of reason that people need to help shift the perceptions of their current situation, and to help change their lives for the long-term,” said Patrina McDonald, Founder of HOCF.
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 29, 2011
The Hands of Comfort Foundation, Inc. (HOCF), an organization committed to helping individuals emerge from crisis and trauma through a process of intervention, education and support is proud to announce the launch of its website at http://www.handsofcomfortfoundation.org. The website provides support information and calendar events for the Foundation’s programs and services to benefit trauma survivors in Las Vegas community.
“Our primary goal is to be the hand of comfort or the ear of reason that people need to help shift the perceptions of their current situation, and to help change their lives for the long-term,” said Patrina McDonald, Founder of HOCF. Since the launch of the Foundation in April, we have received numerous calls and emails from community members coping with traumatic life situations and we are eager to open our facility and virtual doors to help transform their lives.”
McDonald was inspired to launch HOCF after experiencing the tragic loss of her husband to suicide two years ago and subsequently the lack of healing support in Las Vegas for herself and her family. Through her recovery, she was inspired to help fill the gap in the community by providing support services for people without diagnosed mental illness while bringing light to the widespread epidemic of emotional distress brought on by economy, grief and other unexpected trauma's that could lead to suicide.
HOCF’s “Comfort Line”, a 24-hour national support hotline to assist those coping with emotional distress and feelings of hopelessness that can lead to suicide will launch late this summer. The Foundation currently holds support group meetings on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
About The Hands of Comfort Foundation
HOCF offers a safe and supportive environment for men, women and children suffering with mental and emotional distress caused by sudden or unexpected trauma. These people are often without diagnosed mental illness and have no place to turn for support during times of intense emotional distress. Hands of Comfort Foundation provides resources for obtaining multidisciplinary therapy services that are designed to meet clients where they are and support them in their journey from crisis and trauma to resilience and health.