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Dear Friends of Lutherwood,

No matter how hard we try to avoid life’s challenges and setbacks, we will all experience them at some point in our lives. They can be hard, but the good news is that we can overcome them. After speaking to former Youth Job Connection participant Ashley, I was so inspired by her ability to keep moving forward and refusing to give up on finding her dream job, even when all of the doors around her seemed to be closing. The messages of inspiration above are from other Youth Job Connection students during their first workshop. Their words show us that we should never let a setback spoil our dreams, and with the right attitude, any obstacle can lead to new opportunities.
We hope that the stories we cover featuring our clients, staff and partnerships inspire you. Thank you for reading our fifth issue of InSight  and if you have any feedback or suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact us. Enjoy!

Lindsay Russell
When Life Gets Hard, Keep Moving Forward

Just two months away from graduation, Ashley could hardly wait to start looking for work. But when the private skills and training college she was attending suddenly closed, Ashley was devastated. 
A Gift From the He"art"

I have seen pictures of Art and heard his name in so many places as I settle in at Lutherwood so I felt like I knew him already when I met him for the first time. Known as King  Art, Art Thomas has been working with youth at Lutherwood for more than 38 years.
Front Door Services Reach Rural Residents

What is key to breaking down barriers in mental health care? Having a service that everyone can access! Front Door, a partnership with Carizon, is doing just that with its latest expansion into rural communities.
Local Business Eases the Transition for New Canadians

At Danby Appliances in Guelph, CEO
Jim Estill has taken on an extraordinary commitment: sponsoring 58 Syrian refugee families as they resettle in Ontario. And his generosity does not end there.
We are so grateful for the many friends and supporters who gave generously the past few months.  Every donation is celebrated and treasured. And every donation helps make positive change for children and families.
Thank you Heffner Toyota and Wagner, Livock & Associates who both pitched in for a brand new vehicle to help our staff transport youth to appointments and various places in the community!
Thank you to Oktoberfest's Blooming Affair Fashion Show for generously supporting us for a second year, gifting us a portion of the money raised through their raffle ticket sales. 
We also acknowledge contributions from:
We gratefully acknowledge the following tributes made during the past months:

Gifts in Honour of
David McCowan, Herb McNeill, Justine Arsenault, Scott Berry of “The Ploughs”, 
Omar McLean, Finley Stewart, Liam Aikens-Armbruster, Karen Bjerland, Richard Violette,
Ruby Bechthold

Gifts in Memory of
Jack Adams, Joan Redford, Frieda Giesbrecht, Barry Lyddiatt, Christine Towndrow,
Don Scott, Doris Utz, Herbert Pakrul, Inge Untch, Sandrine Mahler, 
Doreen Schanzenbacher, Rev. Ronald Reisdorf, Jack Hyde

Retirement of
Marilyn Jacobi
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