There are many ways to get involved. Even small contributions of time and money make a significant impact in the lives of children, youth and their families.
A Man's Zone Golf Tournament
Is an annual golf tournament in support of the 1 in 5.
Our friends at A Man's Zone Barber Shop in Barrie are supporting New Path and last year raised over $11,000 in support of child and youth mental health. If you're interested in learning more about the opportunities available to help, we would love to hear from you.
BOSTON PIZZA FUNDRAISING EVENT RAISES OVER $1,600 FOR NEW PATH YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT PROGRAM
Employees at Manpower in Barrie took part in a fundraising dinner at the south end Boston Pizza on Thursday night in support of the New Path Youth and Family Services (New Path) Residential Treatment Program. The inspiration for the event was Patricia Lamarche, a Barrie resident and Manpower employee whose daughter is currently receiving support through the program.
“New Path has essentially saved my daughter’s life. I can’t be any more direct than that. Since entering the residential treatment program in July of this year, the change in my daughter and the progress she has made has been astounding,” says Patricia Lamarche, mother of a youth in the New Path Residential Treatment Program. “They have given my daughter the one thing that was missing from her horrible journey through the mental health system in Simcoe County and that is the feeling of hope. By finally having the support of a therapist, who allowed her to talk about the traumatic events that have led her here, to the support of the staff at the house when things get rough, to a Program Manager who has showed her time and time again that he will not discharge her from the program until she is truly ready to lead a healthy life at home, my daughter has been able to not only stabilize but to flourish.”
Many ways to help
New Path Youth and Family Services was a recipient of a $5,000 grant, thanks to the TELUS Community Board in Barrie. This initiative allocates funding to community champions that support local youth.
“New Path is thrilled to be one of the recipients of a grant from the Telus Community Fund for Barrie. These funds will be used to support tutoring services four youth in our residential treatment program,” says James Thomson, New Path Foundation President and CEO. “Engagement in education is a key building brick for a successful transition to adulthood and Telus’ investment will ensure that we are able to fully support youth as they work towards their education goals.”
The TELUS Community Board grant program has 13 community boards in Canada and five community boards internationally. TELUS funds programs that best meet its vision and has a focus on enabling youth to succeed, aligns with the company’s interest in health, education or the environment, demonstrates technological innovation in program delivery and defines and measures social outcomes.
“Engaging our youth will provide successful future leaders within our communities. Promoting academic studies, tutoring and mentoring enhance educational goals and confidence with individuals,” says Chief Kimberley Greenwood, Barrie Police Service and TELUS Community Board Grant Review Member. “Development of long term support programs increase hope and builds a strong youth foundation.”