The almost two months since the Marshall Fire have felt like two years for many of our listeners, particularly those affected directly by this unimaginable tragedy. The trauma and stress brought on by the Marshall Fire has been difficult for so many of our friends and neighbors, not just those directly affected. Two wonderful organizations in our community recently received funding from the Boulder County Wildfire Fundfor their important mental health support in the wake of the Marshall Fire.
Impact on Education received $265,000 to partially fund mental health advocates at the most fire-affected schools in the Boulder Valley School District
Boulder Jewish Family Services received $250,000 to provide crisis counseling to anyone who needs it in individual and group settings, with trauma-informed practices
On this month's episode of "A Public Affair" with Community Foundation Boulder County, we learn about these import programs. Jim Williams is joined by Allison Billings, Executive Director, Impact on Education, and Jennifer Banyan, Jewish Family Service Boulder Director.