I want to thank you for helping us to serve over 1,500 Calgarians in need this past holiday season!
But our work doesn’t stop after the holidays. We are committed to a holistic approach to working with families that looks deeper into their challenges, and how they can best be supported on a path towards healing and success.
In this New Year, as we prepare for our 25th anniversary, we are focusing on improving mental health not only by raising awareness and accessibility, but also by recognizing and supporting the complex needs of children in challenging situations, such as foster care or group care.
And, we are continuing our work with Indigenous communities, with committed Elders and Knowledge Keepers who provide healing programs for parents and children impacted by intergenerational trauma.
Take, for example, the 15 dads who trekked out to Pekewe House, our cultural space for Indigenous ceremonies and programs, in 40 below temperatures this January. Those dads have found a place that ensures personal and cultural safety, and a space to develop meaningful connections with our staff and each other, building a foundation for their healing journey.
This year, to celebrate our 25th anniversary, I want to invite you to join us in supporting families like these with a gift of $25. Or, join our Monthly Giving Circle! Your gift of $25 per month will help connect families with vital early intervention and prevention services, like drumming circles, parenting courses and youth programs.
Every dollar counts. Will you help?
– Karen Olivier, CEO