Thanks to your immediate response 45 families - a total of 212 people - have been given psychological relief in addition to the disaster relief efforts around Ecuador.
Round the clock care in Canoa provides the individuals and families with psychological first-aid. Every other day Mass is celebrated for all at this refugee camp. Starting at eight in the morning psychological assistance sessions are offered to the suffering and continue on throughout the rest of the day.
During these sessions the volunteer psychologists are able to reveal heart-wrenching issues like abuse, anxiety, survivor’s guilt, denial, and the fear of more loss. It is an extremely emotional situation, not only for the refugees in the camp, but for the volunteers who are taking an emotional toll trying to help these victims of the earthquake as well.
These are not the only people needing care though! More support is needed so they can extend their mission outside of Canoa. There are already 30 people on the waiting list to get into the camp for psychological care.
Not only are the psychological volunteers providing emotional relief; they are helping people rebuild their homes! They are truly doing the work of God! With your support not only will you be helping alleviate the trauma of the April 16, 2016 earthquake, but you will help these families and the little children rebuild their lives.
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