We are so sorry for your loss.
While nothing we provide can mend a broken heart,
our bunnies and their handlers offer the ministry of presence, holding vigil, quietly offering group interaction opportunities, sharing unhurried time together and comfort during difficult times.
We provide visits during loneliness, trauma or grief. Needs are different based on each situation and each person, so there is no cookie-cutter approach, so reaching to start a conversation.
Our rabbits have been invited by:
* Schools (for students -- or privately for staff)
* Funeral homes on behalf of a family they serve
* Communities after natural disaster
* Places of worship
* Companies to support their staff / families
* Families directly impacted by tragedy
* Mental Health and Medical providers
Contact us and start a conversation about what services or resources we are able to provide during COVID.
THERAPY RABBIT TEAMS
While most of our outreach programming is currently under the category of Animal Assisted Activities, we have been training therapy rabbits who have a special personality that is engaging but calm while being open to physical contact.
Our trained THERAPY RABBIT TEAMS
of rabbits and adult handlers are able to work alongside of therapists and counselors and other medical providers to support their professional practice, helping patients/clients reach specific, documented outcome goals during sessions that are face to face or through telehealth.
Contact us .
HOSPICE, SENIOR CENTERS & CHILDRENS' CLINICS
We love our seniors and know that it is an especially lonely time. Our in-person programs have been limited to being outside for a window visit due to COVID but we look forward to doing outside events this summer.
We LOVE LOVE LOVE to bring some extra joy when we can visit a senior home.
To make this work, tell the site manager about our program and then have them contact us ( Peacebunnyisland@gmail.com ) so that we can tackle the logistics. There is no guarantee of a visit to your loved one's window due to the date/time of the visit, but this connection will start the ball rolling... and your site manager will know who to try to involve.
Online school and workplace meetings continue to be a challenge. Mental health is EVERYONE's challenge in 2021 so we continue to work with groups to figure out new ways to share some of our hoppiness.
Contact us about your upcoming meeting
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VIRTUAL INTERACTIVE PLAYDATE
(Pilot Project: Dec. 2020 thru June 2021 )
Are you the parent of a child whom you believe would like to receive an invitation to one of our virtual bunny visits? We'd love to send you more information. At this time we are accepting up to 50 children to participate as we fine tune our new program.
We recognize that COVID has created additional challenges for everyone and has amplified the need for additional resources. This is a new service and we thank you in advance for your patience...
Between May 1 and June 15 we will give priority to families that include a child who has:
1) MENTAL HEALTH diagnosis
2) DEPLOYED PARENT
3) INCARCERATED PARENT
4) GRIEF & LOSS due to death of a family member
We intend to keep the group size small to allow you and your child to ask questions and to interact with our "bunny guardians" who will introduce one of our rabbits to you. We will not be addressing therapeutic outcomes or asking you any personal information during the visit.
This is just a fun extra support to families who could use a little boost that only a furry friend can provide.
Our only request is completing a 5 question survey at the end to help us learn how to serve families better.
Please include which category # and age of child and we will send you more information.
SUPPORTING OUR EDUCATORS
We are offering a new service specifically for
Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro-wide area teachers
and administrators. Seeing the line of Principals holding space in North Minneapolis has motivated us to do something new...
Most of us in the program are teenagers & this fall has been hard on us. And we know that it is hard on you too. And we need YOU. We need you to take care of you so you'll be strong enough and to keep going. We know it must be hard to plan and teach and deal with all the stuff that comes with COVID while trying to help us. Plus take care of YOUR families too. So we want to help encourage you.
And as a metro community have had more than our share of extra challenges this year and it's just extra hard. But somehow the Peacebunnies make things better.
If you are a staff member at a public or private school located in our area, check with your administrator first to see if it would be ok to have a special staff bunny playdate or if you want us to have some bunnies to drop in on your next zoom call. Somehow our furry floofers do things that we can't do as humans.
Email us for more info or complete the drop-downs.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!!