Unemployment has created a financial and emotional hardship for people with a mental illness that exceeds what is experienced by the general public. Work provides structure to all of our lives. Without work people with mental illness are more likely to have worsening of symptoms and increased difficulty dealing with the stressors of the COVID - 19 pandemic. Work In Progress provides emotional support and encouragement along with linkage to mental health services and employment services. Please help us to continue to provide hope through employment services to people in the midlands who are experiencing mental illness.