This project was created by a group of five nursing students at Seattle Pacific University’s Lydia Green School of Nursing with the goal of collecting 100 handwritten letters to distribute to Angeline’s Day Center. The members of this day center have experienced changes in mental health and a lack of connectedness to their community due to COVID-19 related changes. The aim of this project was to encourage and connect with the women of the shelter during COVID-19 restrictions. Several on campus departments and clubs as well as local churches participated in writing letters that were collected and delivered to the women of Angeline’s. Altogether, the women of Angeline’s expressed positive emotions towards the letters and felt more connected as a result of the outreach.
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A video that includes our journey throughout the project that includes visuals of a number of the letters received.
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