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Carizon Launches Holiday Campaign

Carizon Launches Holiday Campaign

As we enter the holiday season, I am reminded of a remarkable story that occurred last year at this time, and the incredible response of our amazing and caring staff at Carizon. Just a few days before Christmas Day, a young mother and her two children came through our doors at Carizon. Sarah was escaping a domestic violence situation. Immediately, Sarah was connected to a shelter and a safety plan was established. As Sarah’s healing journey progressed, she was provided with subsidized emergency housing, financial assistance and attended counselling and a therapy group for women at Carizon. In addition, Sarah received some job-readiness support and credit counselling to help her manage her new financial situation. Today Sarah and her children are thriving and, while there are still challenges ahead, they are managing their lives in a new home where they feel safe and are taking steps to a healthier and happier future.

We did everything at Carizon that we always do to support individuals and families that come through our door. But, what was particularly moving about Sarah’s story was, not only did the Carizon staff support Sarah through this traumatic time, they went the extra mile to ensure that Sarah and her children would get to celebrate Christmas. Every year, Carizon has a Spirit of Giving program to support our clients that are in the greatest need of an expression of caring at holiday time. With only a few days to Christmas, however, the program had concluded and all gifts were wrapped and delivered. That didn’t stop our staff. They rallied to pull together a Christmas package for Sarah and her children. Through this act of kindness, they gave Sarah much more than gifts, they gave her hope and the knowledge that her community cares for her and her family.

During this season of giving, please consider donating to Carizon’s Trauma Client Assistance Fund so that we can continue to provide support, skills and hope to individuals like Sarah and her children.

Carizon Schedules Winter 2015 Counselling Groups

Carizon Schedules Winter 2015 Counselling Groups

Carizon has scheduled Winter Group Programs for 2015. Carizon offers a wide range of group programs for men, women and children.  Registration is required for all groups, including groups with no fee. For more information on any group, please contact us at 519-743-6333. Unless otherwise indicated, group programs are based on a sliding fee scale. Course material charges may apply to some groups.

The Fort: For Kids Living with FASD

The Fort: For Kids Living with FASD

Operated in partnership with Waterloo Region District School Board, The Fort is a pilot Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder class for students ages 8—12 years that has been operating since September 2013. The name “The Fort” was recently created to reflect a classroom that is a safe place, guided by the needs of the students where students can learn and have fun together because they are understood and supported. The name also echoes its French derivative “forte” – meaning strong point.

Carizon Introduces new Vision and Mission Statements

Hope~Wellness~Community

Carizon is a multi-service community organization committed to improving the future of individuals and families through supportive, therapeutic and preventative programs.

Upcoming Events

6th Annual CHYM Father Daughter Ball

6th Annual CHYM Father Daughter Ball

Fathers and daughters (recommended ages 5 – 12 years) are invited to an evening to celebrate this cherished relationship.

Winter Counselling Groups 2014

Winter Counselling Groups 2014

For Information or Registration
Please Call: (519) 743-6333