Help relieve families that are devastated by LOSS AND GRIEF.
- As of 1:30pm of Tuesday, 11/28/17, $6268 of our $15K goal has been received. We are grateful and excited for the community’s support.
- We have calendared two Refuge Recovery Meetings at our center
- We have calendared an Intro to Compassionate Grieving course for the upcoming holidays.
- We are working on establishing a volunteer base to offer hugs, a kind face, a kind voice to infants who are suffering from pain and withdrawals because of their mothers using drugs during pregnancy. They go through the same intense withdrawal pains that an adult goes through. this should not be OK with anyone. We are asking for volunteers and funding to help run this program.
With this initial fund we are able to develop and offer preliminary programs to help ease the suffering of families devastated by grief and loss of loved ones. We need your support to complete developing our programs and hire the right staff for it.
Kuroosh Compassionate Recovery Program
I lost my precious son, Kuroosh, to opioid addiction recently. The heart-break and pain is unbearable. This is so unacceptable, so awful, one of the greatest losses a human being can ever experience. Recent data shows death from this type of addiction has risen by 533%. One hundred and six people die of opioid addiction everyday. It is a national emergency!
Our children and youth are dying rapidly due to over consumption of legal prescriptions, illegal drugs and alcohol. With the disease of addiction relationships become painful and ruined. Hate, anger, resentment, judgment, shame, guilt and outrage take the place of love, respect, and compassion.
I am determined not to allow my son’s death be in vain. Therefore, utilizing our Mindfulness center to offer programs that help educate and heal those affected by the disease of addiction.
Please help support the
Kuroosh Compassionate Recovery Program (KCRP)
You may ask, how can one be loving and compassionate to an addict who lives to use and in turn cause pain and destruction?
Living with my son, Kuroosh, and enduring the hard consequences of his addiction would have been extremely destructive without feeling, practicing and behaving compassionate towards him, his illness and my own suffering.
Compassion is hard to hold on to while experiencing fear, worry and chaos within the family system of addiction. Your support can help develop the heart of compassion and compassionate boundaries, which create the space for loving relationships.
Practicing loving/kindness, compassion and non-judgmental attitude helped change Kuroosh’s heart and direction. He became kinder, more generous, less selfish and isolated, more aware of others and how he could regulate his emotions and anxieties. He took opportunities to serve and motivate others. Through compassion practices his demeanor and attitude towards others blossomed into gratitude, appreciation and kindness.
My brother who never showed emotions before, said, “I learned the value of expressing love from Kuroosh, and that is a lot.”
You and your loved one can experience this as well. A respectful relationship. A compassionate and heartful interaction while drawing and holding firm boundaries to protect yourself.
May you and all beings be protected and able to live a fulfilled life with loving relationships.