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Carrying the Weight: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

“Hope you’re well. I’m having some anxiety this morning so I thought I’d reach out to a friend. No specific questions – just looking for some support I guess.” I got this email from a young man that reached out looking for support in his healing from severe abuse by his biological father. He was… Learn more »

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The Best Solutions Include Connection: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

Anyone with a stake in the success of a cause-related non-profit (and BTW, that’s all of us) should always keep in mind the inevitability of the dilemma about how best to divide scarce resources. Weighing the relative value of choices like raising awareness about an issue; or offering meaningful training to service providers; or providing… Learn more »

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March / April 2015 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Every year at this time I have the great pleasure to send a summary of our accomplishments and challenges from the previous year. I could not be more grateful for our board, advisory board, staff, volunteers, interns, partner agencies and funders. Truly, our work would not be possible if not for all of… Learn more »

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Heidi Sommer Family

“In memory of our dear, dear friend, Heidi”, from the Founder and Executive Director of 1in6: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the passing of my dear friend and one of 1in6’s closest allies, Heidi Sommer. Last year, I wrote a letter that summarized my feelings, our feelings, about our great loss. A year later, the loss is felt ever so deeply, so I’d like to reprint the letter. Dear… Learn more »

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Peter Pollard

Conjuring Hope in a Storm: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

Living in New England in mid-winter, it’s necessary to learn to conjure up a sense of hope, even with the snow piling up outside the window. It always helps to remind myself, Spring is just around the corner. I find I can use the same lesson in my work life, whenever I feel discouraged. I… Learn more »

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