Nine Friends in Time of Loss
For the week of November 9th, 2014
Finding shelter and a supportive, safe environment is a difficult challenge for the mentally ill and chemically dependent. In the mid-1970s, an agency called Perspectives was formed to help women and their children cope with these afflictions. On this week’s Access Minnesota, Perspective’s President and CEO Jeannie Seeley-Smith joins us to discuss her organization’s mission and a book she’s recently written titled Nine Friends: In Time of Loss.
Guest: Jeannie Seeley-Smith, President and CEO of Perspectives, a St. Louis Park-based nonprofit providing transitional housing and support services to homeless and at risk families, author of “Nine Friends: In Time of Loss”
Issues: Nine stages of grieving; Seeley-Smith’s experience with loss and recovery; Challenges of dealing with grief and tragedy; How to grieve productively; How Perspectives helps provide housing and transitional services for families in need; The shortage of resources for families in need