Guiding people from hardship on a pathway to peace
Mental illness goes unnoticed, ignored, or kept a secret until it finds itself at an absolutely unimaginable dimension. A tragedy that often has loved ones looking back and questioning many things, but helpless in their current situation.
Pathway to Peace was founded from a tragic event that took the lives of Patricia and Jessica Lutz. But from that tragic event, loved ones of Patricia and Jessica found inspiration.
The Serenity Prayer talks about “accepting hardships as the pathway to peace.”
The Patricia and Jessica Lutz Foundation will help with leading people on a journey from hardship to peace.
On October 12, 2014, Patricia and her youngest daughter, Jessica found peace with the Lord.
The beloved women were spending quality time together on a walk near their home in Cincinnati. Tragically, they were hit and killed by a vehicle driving off the side of the road.
At the scene of the accident the family found papers in the bushes. The papers were a copy of the “Novena to the Virgin Mary, Untier of Knots.” Patricia and Jessica were praying during that fateful walk.
We will never know what Patricia and Jessica were praying for during their final earthly walk. But we believe these women were praying for strength against mental illness and the struggles it presents. It is fitting that they were asking the Virgin Mary, Holy Mother of God... “deliver us from the chains and confusion” ... “deliver us from the evil and untie the knots that keep us from uniting with God.”
Patricia and Jessica both had a deep understanding of the trials and tribulations that come from depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. This is why the family and friends are honored to help support mental health awareness and treatment program through the Pathway to Peace, The Patricia and Jessica Lutz Foundation.
Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services (GCB) is the most comprehensive mental health provider in Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky serving people with mental illness and related barriers. GCB serves more than 13,000 people annually, and is fully certified and nationally accredited.
The Midnight Mission offers a path to self-sufficiency to men, women and children who have lost everything. Their emergency services, 12-step philosophy, job training, education and work programs offer a compassionate bridge to productive lives. They help remove obstacles to self-sufficiency and provide the accountability and structure that people who are experiencing homelessness need to rejoin their communities. This conviction and commitment defines The Midnight Mission.