The Dam

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Dear FaithWorks,

We are so very grateful for your generous support of The Dam!

A few weeks ago Rachel walked into the Drop-in for the first time.  She had heard that The Dam was a good and safe place where should could come to talk to someone.  Rachel was able to have a long conversation with one of our staff about mental health concerns.  I’m so thankful that The Dam’s reputation in the community encouraged Rachel to come.  I am thankful that there are staff who are trained and able to have conversations without appointments.

It is because of our donors and supporters that The Dam can be that accessible place that is open for youth to walk in and get help when they need it.  Thank you for helping to build The Dam’s reputation as a place where youth are welcomed, included and respected.

Carol Reist
Executive Director

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The BRIDGE Prison Ministry

Photo by Michael Hudson
Photo by Michael Hudson

Clients of The BRIDGE-To-Work program said they understand the plight of the Syrian refugees because when offenders re-enter society after a stint in prison, they often feel “refugee-like,” said Garry Glowacki, executive director.

It seemed fitting then that The Bridge and Regeneration Outreach Community launch a clothing drive – dubbed From Stranger to Stranger – to collect gently used items such as winter clothes, gloves, hats, mitts, boots and others for Syrian refugees. Continue reading “The BRIDGE Prison Ministry”

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Downsview Youth Covenant

20160316_132902 Downsview Youth CovenantConstance Kendall, Program Director (far right), joins youth for a game of bowling during the Downsview Youth Covenant’s 2016 March Break Camp.  This year’s theme was “Learn to Play.”  Twenty campers, ages 5 – 13, enjoyed Bible study, arts, crafts, exercise, table games, and table tennis, as well as cooking and discussions on healthy living. In addition to the bowling outing, proceeds from a recent fund-raiser made it possible for campers to take a field trip to Ripley’s Aquarium.

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