“Our mission at Project Helping resonates strongly with my heart and my life. Depression is something I’ve struggled with since high school. Although anxiety and panic is still an ongoing battle, my mental health benefits from the impact found in volunteering. For that hour or two, my focus is on someone else and their needs and all of a sudden the weight in my chest doesn’t seem as unmanageable. There is power in serving others, as there is power in the act of love. We say it all the time: Do Good, Feel Good. But I can say from personal experience (I’ll let you in on a little secret) – it works.”
Jessie is a Chicago native (and proud Chicago Bears and Cubs fan) that relocated to Denver for her undergraduate degree. Her plan was to always move back home but love, family, and those beautiful mountains made it difficult to leave. She is an English literature nerd at heart, passionate about psychology, and will always say yes to guacamole. As a Communications Manager, Jessie engages her love for hearing people’s personal stories while also feeding her passion for writing.
Jessie is a proud mama (to a fearless two-year-old) and wifey to a sports fanatic husband. They live on the outskirts of Denver with their rescue puppy and are always looking for the next weekend adventure. Or can be found settling in for some Monday night football and homemade fajitas. With a side of guacamole, of course.
“We love because He first loved us.” – 1 John 4:19