Project Coping Box

Project Coping Box

Laylah Allen + Ashley Welch

2021 Finalist
Health & Well-being category

Presented in partnership with:
  

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Project Coping Box was born out of a social media campaign called #31DaysOfCoping. A Coping Box is a physical container with items that assist youth with calming and/or expressing emotions. More than 200+ Coping Boxes have been distributed to middle and high school students in Cuyahoga County. Plans are to expand Project Coping Box to additional populations, particularly those experiencing homelessness, addiction, and heightened stressors during the COVID19 pandemic.


Keep up to date with Project Coping Box on The Missing Link website, Facebook page, and Instagram page.


March 26, 2021

Laylah and Ashley collaborated with Abundant Love Community Outreach and Elements of Internal Movement to provide coping boxes for their Let’s Grow Lunch & Literacy Program. One hundred coping boxes were distributed:

  • 30 coping boxes for teens.
  • 45 coping boxes for kids.
  • 25 coping boxes for each family.

March 15, 2021

Project Coping Box is hosting a series of virtual focus groups to ensure impactful expansion of #projectcopingbox. They have developed new coping boxes for three distinct adult populations, those: experiencing homelessness, in need of assistance with mental health, and in addiction recovery. They are hosting focus groups for individuals with first-hand experience in these trials, care takers, social workers, medical professionals, and program coordinators to share insight to ensure that the new distinct coping boxes are beneficial (and most importantly) practical for the intended populations. You are invited to attend one, two, or all three of the focus groups:

  • Friday, April 9: Coping Boxes for Mental Health @ 5:30 p.m. REGISTER >
  • Saturday, April 10: Coping Boxes for Addiction Recovery @11 a.m. REGISTER >
  • Friday, April 16: Coping Boxes for Experiencing Homelessness @ 5:30 p.m. REGISTER >