Stories to Share

“I’m Proud of the Family We Have Today”

Posted on: August 7th, 2020

Earlier this year, Damien and Eileen McKenna did something that many families take for granted – they planned a summer vacation. “When Damien was drinking, we couldn’t do this,” said Eileen. “It’s March – anything could happen between now and August. We could never plan that far ahead.” Just over 10 years ago, Damien found […]

Welcome to a Backyard Chat with John

Posted on: July 10th, 2020

Isn’t that what we all want right now? A chance to connect in person? Join John Neufeld as he provides an update to all of the amazing ways your support has made a difference during COVID-19.   THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for caring for and loving those in our community who […]

Help is Available for Your Family

Posted on: June 4th, 2020

For families who have suffered a loss of income during COVID-19, it can be frightening. Not knowing where to turn is often the biggest hurdle. The second? Actually getting up the courage to ask for help. Mehdiya Walji, a Family Outreach Worker with House of Friendship, wants to put your mind at ease. “I’ve had […]

Your Support is Providing Food for Families

Posted on: May 15th, 2020

Thank you! Because of your ongoing support, we’ve been able to continue to provide food to families facing additional challenges because of Covid-19. Alissa and Aline share with you the adjustments that have been made to keep everyone safe, as well as just how thankful everyone is for this ongoing support.

Virtual Addiction Treatment Sessions Now Available

Posted on: May 8th, 2020

It’s been a difficult few months for everyone, and we want to make sure you can get the help you need – we are committed to supporting you. To ensure that those who are struggling with addiction or have challenges with their substance use get the help they need, our Addiction Treatment services have moved […]

We Can, and We Will Rebuild!

Posted on: May 1st, 2020

It has been a year since a fire caused significant damage to our new Addiction Treatment Centre in Cambridge. Today, We are thrilled to be able to show you some of the progress that has been made on our new Addiction Treatment Centre in Cambridge. Your support has seen us through three stages of this […]

We Applaud our Volunteers!

Posted on: April 24th, 2020

It’s National Volunteer Week, the week where we acknowledge the incredible support of our many volunteers – 1,200 strong – who make it possible to serve those in need in Waterloo Region! Since we can’t show our love for our volunteers in person right now, we put together this little video to show just how […]

Addiction Treatment Services is Here for You

Posted on: April 17th, 2020

Our Addiction Treatment Services team has worked together to share this message of support and encouragement to our community.   Our programs are still running, and are available – both for those who are already registered with our programs, and those who are looking for ways to address their addiction challenges and substance use concerns […]

Waterloo Region Coming Together!

Posted on: March 30th, 2020

The past two weeks have demanded emergency changes in our community to support our neighbours facing homelessness, hunger and a lack of resources to cover their most basic needs to survive. At the same time, our team and community have responded in creative ways in the midst of incredible need and safety concerns.     Would […]

You Can Leave a Legacy for Future Generations

Posted on: March 20th, 2020

Jim Blair knew what it was like to see a life of potential not given the opportunity to shine. It happened to his own mother who although very bright, was never able to attend high school. There was simply no money and she was needed at home. Jim’s wife Lorna has a similar story. Her […]

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