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Lutherwood InSight keeps our friends informed on what we are doing in children’s mental health, employment, housing and family counselling.
Celebrating Achievements
In this issue of InSight we celebrate the many accomplishments that our clients, staff, volunteers and donors have achieved together. Particularly, in this issue we would like to celebrate the success of Steps for Kids. As you will read, with the amazing support from you, our friends in the community, we were able to raise $127,000 to support children’s mental health. We want to say thank you to everyone who took part and helped us step up against the stigma this year.

We also want to share the successes of clients who have been though two of our programs: the Mentorship Program, a program that helps new immigrants grow their professional network, and the Families in Transition program, a program that has reduced family homelessness in our community.

Thank you for joining us as we celebrate these successes. And don't forget to always celebrate your achievements, no matter how big or how small.

Have a safe and happy summer!
Steps for Kids Raises Over $127,000 
On Sunday, May 1st, over 600 friends came out to step up against the stigma and give hope and support to the children who struggle with their mental health. It was an incredible day, raising over $127,000.
 
Families Overcome Barriers to Stable Housing
Living with a number of mental health challenges, John’s* greatest barrier was his depression. For weeks and sometimes months, he shut himself away and could not gather the courage to leave the house to work, pay his bills or maintain his personal IDs.

Read More
Mentoring Helps Newcomers Find Meaningful Employment 
For many new immigrants impressive credentials and relevant experience is not enough. Lutherwood's Mentorship Program supports newcomers, helping them build their professional network as they start from scratch.

Read More
Help Kids Now
Trauma Informed Parenting Workshop
June 21, 2016

Job Search Specialty Series for Newcomers
July 6 to July 26, 2016

6th Annual Dennis Strassburger Memorial Golf Tournament
September 12, 2016
What Lutherwood Kids want you to know about Mental Health
Our students express their thoughts about a recent news article that called Lutherwood youth "Troubled". Read More
Front Door Walk-In Counselling now offers services on Saturday at our Kitchener location at 1770 King Street East. If you are a parent or are under 18 with a mental health concern, drop in on Saturday or during our weekday hours
Lutherwood, together with partner organizations, hosted the Aha! Wellness Works Mall Expo at two local malls in celebration of Children's Mental Health Week (May 1-7). Shoppers learned about children's mental health and the services available to children and youth in our community.


 
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 Astley Family Foundation who has pledged support for the next three years for the Music Therapy Program at Lutherwood.
(Photo: Executive Director Jennifer Astley-Kinsey and Brian McBay, Music therapist in the Music Therapy Room at Lutherwood)
The Ontario General Insurance Hockey Tournament who gave us $5000 from the March tournament proceeds.
(Photo: Kevin Donovan, Lutherwood Foundation Board member and fellow committee members Bev Spurrell and Charlene Ferris chat with Donna Buchan, Foundation Executive Director.)
The City of Waterloo Youth Council hosted a movie night to raise funds for Mental Health Issues in Youth. 
(Photo: Ryan, Kara and their supervisor Kaila (top) and Donna Buchan, Foundation Executive Director (bottom).)
The many donors who dropped off used bikes, personal care items, quilts and duffel bags/suitcases for the youth. 
(Photo: Several donors joined us for a celebration of the Bike Program on June 2nd and saw the youths’ pride in their accomplishments.)
We gratefully acknowledge the following tributes made during the past months:

Gifts in Memory of:
Grace K. Haus, Jill Sellers, John M. Kerr, Lorne Musselman, 
C.W. Marshall Sr., C.W. Marshall Jr., Joseph Fold, Lena Riedel, Dennis Papillon

 
Gifts to Honour:
Chad Heise, Russ Wilcox, Service Masters, Ted Giesbrecht, 
Dr. Sheild & Associates, Marilyn Jacobi, Lisa Slack, All Green Tree Services, 
Words Worth Books, Ontario Seed, PM Justin Trudeau, 
MP Michael Chong, Pastor Don Stroh
 
Anniversary Gifts:
Wilhelm and Elisabeth Albrecht
 
Birthdays Gifts:
Walter Guderian, Ian Hurlbut, Johanna Kalau, Martha Kays, Dorothy Knipfel
 
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