Category: For Supporters

Racism, Mental Health & Challenging Conversations

The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and the countless others that came before have once again displayed the individual, systemic and institutional racism that exists in our society. We all have a role in addressing and correcting our history’s legacy for racism and inequality. At Erika’s Lighthouse that means reaffirming our commitment […]

We Got This

We got this… my go-to saying for the past 18 months now has another meaning. I’ve said it hundreds of times as my now 10 year old goes through the process of kicking cancer’s butt. October 16, 2018 was a day that changed my life. My son, who was just getting into the groove of […]

Accepting Our Uncertain Futures

Just over two months ago our lives were changed – possibly forever. We’ve all had to adapt to a new way of seeing friends, spending time with family, going to school, educating students, doing business or any other face-to-face communication we used to take for granted. With the new age of physical distancing including stay-at-home […]

Feeling the Loss of Our Village

Over the years, my family has built a village of support for our children of wonderful teachers, coaches, babysitters, neighbors, and friends who supported our entire family every week. One of the most significant losses we feel during this time of isolation is the loss of this community.  We can recreate some of the learning […]

Take the Positivity Pledge

Over the course of the past few months we, the Board, Staff and volunteers at Erika’s Lighthouse, have joined in the collective shock, anxiety, stress, sense of loss and the range of other emotions we have all experienced through these uncertain times. We have cancelled our Spring Gala, rescheduled meetings, are working remotely and learning […]