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Trauma, stress and anxiety can all affect quality of life — and that’s especially true in neighborhoods with a history of social marginalization.
Delaware Changing Lives, an offshoot of GIFT Global, is a mindfulness initiative aimed at underserved communities, launched in 2016 with a goal to increase access to self-care skills, trauma recovery and stress reduction in Delaware. Since then, it has trained over 3,000 people in schools, nonprofits and healthcare to teach the benefits of mindfulness, including breathing exercises, meditation and other stress reduction techniques.
On April 29, in partnership with Tapp Network, Delaware Changing Lives will hold a celebration at the Kingswood Community Center in Riverside to celebrate Delaware success stories and bring awareness to the organization, projects in Delaware and the launch of its website.
Speakers will include Gov. John Carney, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons and Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long.
We're excited to have Delaware Leaders speaking at the Delaware Changing Lives Celebration on Monday, April 29th at the Kingswood Community Center. Get your tickets today! https://t.co/2Mz8guJNcO#ChangingLivesDE #Mindfulness #MentalHealth pic.twitter.com/g2FUhb3Cho
— DE Changing Lives (@Breathe123de) March 29, 2019
Riverside, located in northeast Wilmington, is undergoing a 10-year community-focused revitalization plan that will include a new education pipeline, new mixed-income housing, a new community center and a community health and wellness initiative. It is part of the Purpose Built Community model, an Atlanta-based approach to urban revitalization that focuses on improving the lives of the people who live in communities with concentrated poverty.
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