This Christmas, we worked with Whitney True-Francis, the diocese’s Victim Assistance Coordinator, to send cards to survivors that she encounters through her work. We hope these cards helped the survivors to feel supported and to know that so many people care.
We were careful to include messages that were supportive and open to the idea that this season may not be joyful for everyone. Here are some ideas for trauma-informed sentiments that open the door for authentic response.
Hoping this holiday season brings you the respite and cheer you so deserve.
We wish you the holiday you need and want you to know we are here to offer support and conversation anytime.
We know this time of year can be challenging for many reasons. We wish you the holiday you need and are here to help in any way we can.
We recognize how difficult this time of year can be. We wish you the holiday season you need and hope that you are able to take good care of yourself. We are here to listen and help in any way we can.
In preparing and mailing these cards, we were careful to maintain confidentiality so that we can continue to earn survivors’ trust.
If there is a survivor you love and care for, especially if that survivor is yourself, we hope that you’ll find the resources at www.journeytobethany.org/resources helpful. If you need support, even if you don’t know what to say, we’re here to help at 816-683-8999.