Mirasol's intention embodies Gandhi's beautiful words, "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
When clients arrive at Mirasol, they are entrenched in their illness, which makes for a very small world with limited vision. They are often consumed with themselves and find it difficult to gain perspective. Our mission is to find ways to reach the client and broaden their capacity for insight and positive change.
One of the ways we do this is by providing opportunities to volunteer at community service organizations including local food bank, wildlife rescue and Church on the Street, and at Ben's Bells, a community-wide art therapy project that promotes kindness through the creation and distribution of handmade clay bells.
This community involvement broadens the client's capacity for connection and empathy, and makes a valuable contribution to the world that clients can take with them after their stay at Mirasol.