Soul Buddies were created by Sheila Lozier and are handmade by Sheila and volunteers. The Buddies are provided to children at the ceremonial workshops to provide comfort and security to youth who often feel overwhelmed and confused by the chaos in the family.

They each come with a card attached to them that reads:

I am your “soul buddy.” I can help you carry your pain in times of chaos and confusion. I can hear your pain even when no one else can. I understand the pain beyond your anger. I can cry with you, and scream with you. More importantly, I am that place inside you that loves you, including the part of you that is hurting. You don’t have to pretend with me; you don’t even have to smile if you don’t feel like it. You can just be you. Just be with me so I can dwell within you.