Sponsor a Living Room

“Since my Diagnosis in 2001, I have attended approximately 4 churches. Not once did I hear of a church small group specifically to support mental health recovery, until 2012 when I heard there was a peer-run group for people with mood disorders a my local church. Living Room (a ministry of Sanctuary) is a place where people meet and share their struggles and pray for each other”

Living Room Participant

“Living Room is the only place where I can talk openly about everything that’s on my mind. It’s easier to talk to the people here than it is to my psychiatrist or therapist.”

Living Room Participant

“At Living Room I learned to accept my disorder. I found out there are others like me. I’m an OK person.”

Living Room Participant

For Sanctuary to support a church or parish to establish a Living Room, a coach will work alongside the community for 6 months. Members of the community who live with mental health issues receive facilitator training and follow-up mentorship.

Help us start new Living Rooms:

$50 a month will sponsor a coach to establish one new Living Room per year.


Cover the cost of training a facilitator every five months.