Dear Friends and Community of Heartland Kinbaku,

Many of you have been waiting for us to publicly address the post made by a former HK staff member. We want to share that we have opened the lines of communication with this person through friends and community. Our hope is to move forward and take concrete steps toward harm reduction.

We care about this person and everyone in the HK community - even if we do it imperfectly. We deeply regret the responsibility we bear for their pain. We hope this process of reconciliation gives us the chance to make amends.

Processes of transformation and healing take time and we are committed to this process. We hope that in the future you will witness restoration of relationships and policy changes that will help keep our community safe and thriving.

Humbly,

Zach and Cheryl