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A crisis in


Loneliness and social isolation pose a greater risk to public health than obesity – and the distractions of our tech-focused lives make the person-to-person connections that combat it all too rare.

Busy schedules and a dependence on social media and technology often keep us from comforting others. Plus, they can have severe consequences for health, relationships and more.


On the rise



Technology usage


on the decline

Face-to-face communication

Attention span



A crisis in


Every day we are surrounded by people who are hurting, and we have gotten accustomed to “comforting” by substituting "emojis" and “check it off the list” kindness for true connections.  We know it’s hard to reach out when people are in need – we find ourselves feeling awkward not knowing what to say or are afraid to bring “IT” up.

Comforting doesn’t come naturally, and today, the barriers that prevent it from happening are stronger than ever. So, how can we break through and connect with those in need?


There’s a


At Inspiring Comfort, we believe comforting is accomplished by compassionately connecting with those who are hurting.

We believe that if connection is to be taught in today’s world, it should be intentional.  Our program helps participants identify people who are in need of comfort, create a personalized plaque for them and then require that its delivered by hand or via the mail. A person to person connection of caring. Never random and never with a click.

After five years of responding to crisis and emotional situations with so many hurting humans, I saw that the comfort dog at the end of the leash knew how to comfort those in pain when most humans didn’t.
— Jen Marr, Founder & CEO, Inspiring Comfort

A program for

every setting

At Inspiring Comfort, we see classrooms, hospitals, camps, workplaces and so many other settings as opportunities to learn how to comfort and connect with others. Each situation is unique and different which is why we created our programs to be flexible and customizable to your needs, not ours.


Connecting through  


In just two short years, we have already created 16,350 person-to-person Comfort Connections. Every plaque created equals two meaningful connections.