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Inner City Bliss Receives Funding to Expand Outdoor Mental Health Programming

Inner City Bliss is excited to announce that we have been awarded funding to expand our outdoor mental health programming. The funding, provided by the 2022 Youth Access to Nature Cohort, expands access to nature by creating outdoor experiences for children of color. The vision is to provide as many opportunities as possible for children to interact with and develop a lifelong appreciation of nature.

This funding will support our staff and the development of our "Discovering Nature's Bliss" workshop. This workshop provides a much-needed solution to the lack of nature-based mental health programming in inner cities. The workshop includes a lecture on the benefits of spending time in nature and how it can help with day-to-day stressors, a walk/hike in nature to help participants connect with the natural world, and a mindfulness meditation session to help promote relaxation and peace of mind.

Thank you to everyone who has made this possible, especially Kim Moore Bailey, Laura Rodriguez, Rena Payan and the entire team at Justice Outside. We are super excited about this partnership and the impact it will have on the community!

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