Thank you to YES! Magazine for writing about the importance of connecting with wildlife as a coping mechanism. Our youth participate in programs with Wildmind, a sanctuary for more than 50 nonreleasable wild animals in Half Moon Bay that help heal and inspire children and young adults.

Here’s an excerpt from the article on the collaboration between Larkin Street and Wildmind:

[The staff] says that the stories of the animals and the traumatic things that happened to them before they came to Wildmind resonate with the youth at the program. She says that because the animals “lived through them and found another purpose, the kids begin to understand that that applies to [their lives], too.”

For more, read the full article from YES! Magazine.