a year in review
A Quick Opening Message
From Our CEO
2017 was a truly amazing year!
More men and women visited our healing websites, more leaders attended training seminars, and more innovate resources were produced.
Please take a look through this annual review which highlights some of our accomplishments – accomplishments that are possible because of supporters like you.
"This work that you are
doing is gold, especially
during this time.
Thank you for fighting
hate and stigma with
love and education."
CAL State Los Angeles
Developed new methods of training trainers -
greatly extending our outreach.
During this last year we developed the Life Perspectives Trainer Program. With this program in place, we have seen our number of qualified trainers increase six fold, with potential for exponential growth in the future. Each trainer has the ability to reach entire communities, teaching them to be a safe place for men and women to heal from loss after miscarriage or abortion.
Celebrated healing and brought families together
The newly re-branded Side by Side 5K (formerly Life Walk) was a huge success! Not only was it received with much praise from the audience in San Diego, but for the first time ever the Side by Side 5K was held in Dallas, Texas. These two events brought families and friends together to celebrate healing and bring awareness for men and women experiencing reproductive loss to know that they are not alone and that there is a community willing to walk with them in their grief “Side by Side.”
We couldn't have done
it without you.
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Produced cutting edge tools for helpers
Life Perspectives continued to be a leader in innovative up-to-date tools. With the development of the Safe Place App, helpers are able to use their smart devices to learn simple ways to be a support to friends and family experiencing loss. It also provides quick and easy access to a host of resources to guide men and women toward healing. We were also very excited to produce the short film Alone in a Crowd as a way to introduce younger audiences to the reality of reproductive loss, and the impact their words and actions can have.
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Comments from those who have attended our training continue to inspire us.
I Loved it! Many people do not realize how hurtful this experience is. This training helps you understand and see that it's time to open up about (reproductive loss) and heal!
Training Participant - San Diego, CA
Thank you! Thorough! Well done!
Training Participant - Dallas, TX
Outstanding. Content was clear, understandable and applicable.
Training Participant - Portland, OR
Excellent coverage of issues related to (reproductive ) loss. Enjoyed the interactive component. Training Participant - Seattle, WA
Abortion Changes You
Continued to provide a safe place to heal for the disenfranchised
Our healing website AbortionChangesYou.com had 78,413 visitors last year with a record number of men and women finding healing through this virtual resource. The new healing resource MiscarriageHurts.com was also launched at the end of last year receiving a dramatic and overwhelmingly positive response. Together, the growing use of these resources show the great need for healing after reproductive loss.
Expanded our team across the country
In 2017 we were very excited to bring on Carol Porter as our Training Institute Director. Carol, who lives in Dallas, Texas, brings with her a grounded connection to the state of Texas as a remote base of operation. Our reach is growing across the country. Carol also brings with her an expertise and passion that led us to develop a train the trainer program and provide training to over 562 people.
Sharon St. Pierre,
Empowered the mental health community to offer healing through our new certifications
We are so excited to have brought on Sharon St. Pierre, MSW, LCSW as Life Perspectives’ Mental Health Coordinator. Sharon provides us the opportunity to offer continuing education courses to mental health professionals along with our two new certifications through CAMFT and NASW. The CE courses we now provide help professionals take the wealth of knowledge they have about grief and loss, and apply it to loss after miscarriage and abortion.
Made life changing impact on individuals around the world.
At the end of the day, it is the individuals and their stories of loss that keep us motivated and passionate to offer healing and bring change to our culture. This last year we highlighted the story of Tanya Flores, one of our new trainers.
Tanya so graciously shared her story of reproductive loss. And, in doing so, continues to have a powerful healing impact on those she mentors.
In 2017, we celebrated so many like Tanya who work to bring their hurt from the shadows.
We're so grateful for the supporters, volunteers, and organizations
who help us heal lives.
To become a part of the Life Perspectives family of supporters, please contact us at:
or call 619-501-9414
PO Box 600533 San Diego CA 92160