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Welcome to our second issue of InSight. This is our way of keeping you, as friends informed on what we are doing in children’s mental health, employment, housing and family counselling.

In this issue, you will learn that it has been a busy start to the New Year. We are currently in the process of launching two new programs: Youth Job Connection, an employment program to help young people find jobs, and Connect Parenting, a program that will foster healthier relationships between parents and their teens struggling with mental health.

You will also read about the recent launch of The New Mentality, a group of youth that will help transform the mental health system to better serve our community.

Finally, we have already begun our preparations for Steps for Kids on May 1st. Don't forget to save the date!

We hope you enjoy this issue of InSight.  
Lead Agency News:
Engaging Youth: The New Mentality
The stigma of having a mental health issue stops too many youth from seeking help. A local chapter of The New Mentality is breaking that stigma down and transforming the system so that it works for youth.

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What's New in Employment:
Employment Program For At-Risk 
The ability to earn money while learning workplace skills can be a great motivator for youth. The Youth Job Connection program, now offered at all three of Lutherwood’s employment service locations, provides that and more.
What's New in Children's Mental Health:
Program Helps Parents and Caregivers Manage Teen Mental Health
On  January 22nd, Lutherwood's Aaron Stauch and Shanna Braden stood at centre ice and accepted a $20,000 cheque from Bell before the start of the Kitchener Rangers game.
What's New in Housing:
Hockey Helps HHUG
Sadly, people are experiencing homelessness in Waterloo Region. Of the 3,219 people in Kitchener-Waterloo who used emergency shelters in 2015, 1,741 were children and youth. 
Thank You to Our Friends...
Thank you to Price Chiropractic for supporting our Recreational Program by hosting the 2nd Annual Train the Trainer event, to Thrive Studios for raising awareness and funds through Project Semicolon and to those who contributed materials, allowing our youth to construct a house in the centre of their classroom.

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. 
Help Kids Now
Employer Speaker Series: Danby Products
Feb 10, 2016

Trauma Informed Parenting Workshop
Feb 18, 2016

Steps for Kids
May 1, 2016
Steps for Kids 2016 is less than 4 months away! Find out how you can get involved.
We have launched our new website. We hope you enjoy our fresh new look and more user-friendly interface. Tell us what you think! 
After losing her job, Patti was uncertain about her future. Click here to watch how Lutherwood staff helped Patti get back to work. 
Brittany Nash is our most recent recipient of the Pastor Meibohm award for her demonstrated excellence in customer service. Brittany was recognized by her co-workers for being an exceptional role model and a strong advocate to the youth at Lutherwood, helping them manage their mental health and cope with life's difficulties.
Congratulations Brittany! 
We gratefully acknowledge the following tributes made during the past months: 

In Memorian Gifts 
Barry Lyddiatt, 
Carl Schmidt, 
Carol Jacobi, 
Donald R. Jacobi
Jean Stemmler, 
Joan Redford, 
Margaret Koehler, 
Maria Ehrmann
Pauline Vance, 
Rita Highfield, 
Kurt Von Schilling

In Honour gifts 
Bill Pennings, 
Brenda Grimm, 
Christine M. Siopiolosz
Christine Sun, 
David Neugebauer, 
Erica Steele
Gwynne Redford, 
Jeff Kentel, 
John A. Colangeli,
 Ken Hart, 
Monica Zuber, 
Roger Winger, 
Ruby Bechthold, 
Scholastic Canada, 
Scott Taylor, 
Sheri Graham, 
The Hill Times and Embassy, 
Tricia Burbidge, 
Valerie Feick, 
William Smith

Adolph & Emily Hafemann, 
Earl & Inmgard Koch,
Werner & Alice Bromberg
Beth Chapman, 
Virginia Nolan
Interested in Giving to Lutherwood?
Ways to Support
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