F.E.A.S.T. is incredibly fortunate to have such dedicated, committed, passionate, wise, knowledgeable, kind, empathetic, and reliable parent support volunteers. Every parent who reaches out to F.E.A.S.T. through our parent support lines receives a prompt answer filled with warmth, compassion, resources and helpful information. Our parent support line volunteers take daily shifts, 7 days a week, including holidays, so that parents who need us always feel like there is someone there for them. We all know what it’s like to feel alone on this journey, and we all know what a difference it makes to have a person available who can answer your questions, offer relevant information and resources, validate your experience, and project hope that recovery is possible.
Our three Around the Dinner Table forums moderator teams (ATDT, ATDT Facebook (English), and ATDT Facebook (Spanish), or “mod squads” as we affectionately call them, are engaged in making sure that only parents and caregivers have access to the forums, that the answers given to parents asking questions on the forum are sound and helpful, that every post on the forum receives a response, and that the forums are getting the job done. The forums may seem like they run themselves, but that’s because the moderators are so good at their jobs. In reality, the forums need constant attention. Our moderators work around the clock to make sure that our forums are supplying the support, empowerment, and information that parents need most.
We are very excited to welcome 12 new support volunteers to our F.E.A.S.T. parent support platforms. We know that they are going to be terrific additions to our F.E.A.S.T. parent support platform teams.
F.E.A.S.T. deeply appreciates our parent support volunteers. They are the core of our organization. It is only through them that we can accomplish our mission and actualize our goals.
It is not easy doing parent support. Those parents who have climbed up the rough, rocky, perilous terrain to get to the top are entitled to walk away and live their lives. However, F.E.A.S.T. parent support volunteers turn right back around and extend their hand to help pull up parents who are struggling and stumbling during their difficult climb. They pay it forward. Once upon a time, F.E.A.S.T. was there for them when they most needed information and support. Now, they volunteer through F.E.A.S.T. and help other families in need. It’s a circle of kindness, and it’s what makes F.E.A.S.T. so special.