Life is Precious Program
The COVID pandemic has made the need for Comunilife's Life is Precious program even more vital to Latina teens at-risk of suicide and their families. Through teleconferencing we provide academic support, creative arts therapies (poetry, art, music), health and wellness activities, case management services and family support.
New activities have been added to meet the tremendous stressors facing our Latino families including expanded family services - weekly parent groups, English as a Second Language classes, and access to concrete social services. By strengthening the family we reduce the added stressors brought on by COVID-19 and help the teens navigate this scary and tumultuous time.
Between March and December 2020, LIP has provided:
More than 4,832 case management sessions with the teens and their families
212 tutoring and test prep sessions
140 music therapy groups and 88 art therapy sessions
52 Spanish language parent groups.
43 parent ESL classes
Referrals to food programs, public school’ Grab and Go meals
Access to laptops to continue their schoolwork and participate in LIP activities
New referrals for LIP are being accepted. Please contact:
Julie Laurence, LIP's Senior Assistant Vice President (English)
Beatriz Coronel, LIP Senior Program Director (Por Espanol)
LIP COVID-19 Program Update