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Lutherwood InSight keeps our friends informed on what we are doing in children’s mental health, employment and housing.

Dear Friends of Lutherwood, 

We hope you are enjoying the wonderful fall colours. The photo above was taken from our Children's Mental Health Centre in Waterloo, looking across Benjamin Road on a beautiful, misty morning. If you have taken part in Steps for Kids, you might recognize this pretty scene.
 
We want to thank you for reading InSight and for your continued support of the employment, housing and children's mental health programs we offer at Lutherwood.
 
If you have any feedback or suggestions for our future issues of InSight, please don't hesitate to contact us. Enjoy!
 
Lindsay Russell
New Mentality Ignites Youth to Stand up Against the Stigma of Mental Health
Just two years ago, Ben couldn’t talk to anyone about his mental health challenges. Now, standing on stage in front of over 800 people, Ben did something he never dreamed he would do. 

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Safe Haven Youth Shelter Thankful to Community Partners
Only 13, Kira* suffers from severe anxiety, depression and PTSD. Kira’s mom struggles with mental health too. Frequently overwhelmed by the challenges of parenting a struggling teen Kira's mom decided she couldn’t do it, couldn’t care for her daughter anymore. Where does a teen struggling with her mental health go when she is not welcome at home? Thanks to donors like The Home Depot, Kira can get the support she needs. 

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From our 2016 Community Report:
Customer Service Fuels His Passion
Jeremy saw his workplace burn to the ground. The good news is that everyone made it out safely. The bad news is that with only two months on the job, Jeremy was now out of work. How can Jeremy get his life back on track?

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Help Kids Now
Job Search Cafe: Networking Using Social Media
November 17, 2016

Market Morning Mindfullness
November 24, 2016

Trauma Informed Parenting Workshop 
November 24, 2016

Galaxy of Gifts Craft Show
November 26, 2016

Employer Speaker Series: Skilled Trades
November 29, 2016
In August, we released our 2016 Community Report: Working Together in Times of Change. Read it here!
Is it bullying…or something else?
Is there more bullying today than in the past OR are we now simply more aware of a longstanding issue? 
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Umind has partnered with Mohawk College to provide students access to online resources for mental health professionals. Read More
Risk is a part of any business – including organizations offering services that support vulnerable children and youth. Having a comprehensive and properly implemented risk management plan is critical to ensure safety and help everyone sleep a bit better. 
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The Foundation thanks all of our generous friends who have helped make life better for the youth living at Lutherwood. Click here to learn more about their contributions.
The Cowan Charity Classic Golf Tournament raised an incredible $72,000 to support Lutherwood's children's mental health programs.

(Photo: John Colangeli, Lutherwood CEO, Donna Buchan, Executive Director of the Lutherwood Foundation, Heather McLachlin, President of Cowan Insurance Group and Terry Reidel, President of Cowan Foundation
 
The 6th Annual Dennis Strassburger Memorial Golf Tournament raised $40,000 this year and has raised $240,000 for Lutherwood since the tournament began in 2011.

(Photo: Bill Allen, Lutherwood Board Chair, John Colangeli, Lutherwood CEO, Tara Hebblewaite, Guest Speaker and Lutherwood volunteer, Bob Strassburger, Owner of Strassburger Windows and Doors, and Donna Buchan, Executive Director of the Lutherwood Foundation)
We gratefully acknowledge the following tributes made during the past months:

Gifts in Honour of

The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Anna Iacobelli, Ann Sills, Ann and Alan Van Norman,
Cathy “Kombucha Tea” Kelly, Glennis and Mark Yantzi, Dirt Cheap, Dibble & David Hobson,
Hespeler Public School, Jenna Chambers, Kitchener in Bloom, Kitchener Horticultural Society, 
Scholastic Press, Ann Walmsley, Esprit de Corps, Carl Gmesh and "Mrs Carl", Rogers Communications

Gifts in Memory of
Adam Clark, David Alexander Brown Fell, Ken and Norman Flach,
Grant and Pearl Miller, Joseph Fold, Inge Untch, Bob Buchan, Harold Basse,
Kenneth Krieck, Frieda Giesbrecht

Birthday Gifts
Dorothy Knipfel, Ken Kennedy, Marianne Erb, Helen Adams,
Ruby Bechthold, Frieda Purvis

Anniversary Gifts
Gerhardt and Christa Fischer (50th)
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