Clubhouse International - Changing the World of Mental Health in our Commun...
One month away! Please Join us for an Important FREE Information Session
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Creating Community: Changing the World of Mental Health
Thursday, November 17th 4:00 – 6:00
Location: ‘The Point’ 3rd Floor - Uptown Mall, P1 Red Parking (below Best Buy – The Point is located above Best Buy)
You are invited to an exciting information session event hosted by Connections Place Society (formerly Moms Like Us) www.momslikeus.ca Our host is Hudson Mack, multi-award winning broadcaster and former CTV News Director and anchor. He will introduce you to Clubhouse International and mental health leaders from Richmond BC and Washington State:
Larry Clum, Director Community Mental Health Programs, Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission
Dave MacDonald, Executive Director, Pathways Clubhouse, Richmond, BC
Mike Tibbles, Pathways Clubhouse Member, Richmond, BC
Kailey Fiedler-Gohike, Executive Director, HERO House, Bellevue, Washington
Kevin Morris, HERO House Member, Bellevue Washington
This event is a “Call to Action” for everyone.
The Greater Victoria Area (GVA), along with Seattle, is struggling with the social impact of unaddressed mental illness. Homelessness is just one by-product. It is estimated that 80,000 people in the GVA are living with a mental health disorder. Suicide, isolation, unemployment and emergency service involvement are a few examples of other symptoms. This is a simmering problem that is in the shadows and is not being recognized as a crisis. Fred Haynes, Saanich Councillor and Connections Place Board Member will summarize these extremely important issues for us.
Clubhouse International www.clubhouse-intl.org is an evidence-based program that has been rebuilding lives and saving tax dollars since 1948. There are 330 Clubhouse programs world-wide helping over 100,000 people each year offering people with mental illness opportunities for friendship, employment, education and housing in a single caring environment.
Registration is free; however, donations would be appreciated to help bring this much needed service to our community. The Saanich Legacy Foundation www.saanichlegacy.ca is our partner and donations can be made through this site.
We look forward to sharing this world-renowned model of rehabilitation with you and enjoying light refreshments as well. Thank you for supporting those with mental illness and assisting us to help rebuild lives!