DLC invites you to share your message of hope for those with mental health or substance use challenges, frontline workers, medical professionals, first responders and hospitality workers through its Ribbon of Hope virtual fundraiser.

Each message will be represented by a colorful ribbon tied to the branches of DLC’s enormous and sprawling Tree of Hope banyan tree on the main Golden Gate Parkway campus. The tree, planted in the 1980s by clients, represents how one seed can grow into a beautiful centerpiece – unshakable even in the fiercest of storms. The ribbons represent how a strong, supportive community is essential to providing and spreading hope.

DLC has seen an increase in requests for services tied to depression, anxiety, substance use and other symptoms due to the uncertainties of COVID-19 and the impact to their lives. As many families face financial strain and hardships, DLC expects a ripple effect in the future and stands ready to face an increase in the nation’s ongoing mental health crisis – including suicide and addiction-related events – as many people will feel disarray in their lives for some time due to the virus. Donations are desperately needed more than ever offset the increased demand for services, both now and into the future.

How to provide a ribbon & message of hope

For a minimum donation of $25, you can share your message of hope and it will be represented by a ribbon tied to DLC’s Tree of Hope.

The colorful ribbons tied to the tree will showcase how a strong community of supporters, such as yourself, are essential to showing support and spreading hope to those facing mental health and addiction challenges. Each of the messages will be displayed on this page.

David Lawrence Center is a nonprofit organization, Registration# CH2888, Tax ID# 59-2206025. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

Messages of Hope:

“Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.” – Connor

“’Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things’ 1 Corinthians 13:7. Thank you DLC for all your support and love for our community.” – Paige 

“Even through this pandemic there is always hope. We can get through this.” – Rita 

“Thank you to frontline workers for the endless care you are providing to our community during this challenging time. Your strength and courage are not unnoticed.” – Moira 

“I am so humbled to work with such amazing and caring essential personnel.” – Beverly 

“’Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.’ – Christopher Reeve” – Brooke 

“You are a human being that deserves a life of joy and fulfillment!” – Laurie 

“I am humbled and grateful to work with such amazing individuals who care so deeply for our clients and community!” – Diana

“I hope for DLC’s continued success in providing critical behavioral health services during these trying times! Miss you guys!” – Rob

“Remember your mom & dad are always there to help.” – Janet

“We can get through this together, with love and compassion.” – Kellie

“To anyone who needs it for whatever reason. Hope heals. Fear is not real. Hope comes from a connection to your true self. Change is possible. Namaste.” – Trista

“Aunt Ruth’s LOVE is in our Hearts Forever!” – Janet

“Thank you David Lawrence for the support you’ve shown my daughter on her road to recovery.” – Martha

“In Honor of the Dedicated David Lawrence Team. Recovery is Possible!” – Deborah

“DLC has served as an invaluable resource as I care for my teenage son and grateful for their transition into online services. We have logged 30 hours working with DLC staff SINCE April alone! Every second of their time has been a major help. Thank you.” – Kristi

“Take a deep breath and be patient.” – Sue

“There is help and hope and people who care about you! Your life matters and you are not alone.” – Nancy

“Thank you Sissy Kel for all that you do. We are so proud of you! Thank you to all the nurses at Gulf Coast Medical Center for your selfless care, abundance of patience and wealth of knowledge. With love from CJ & Finn Oliva” 

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