we`re expecting another large crowd for a day of fun, unity and recovery
Last Door Staff have been invited to go to SpringBrook Oregon to present to a pannel of addictions doctors and psychiatrists at the Springbrook location of Hazelden Treatment Centers on July 17th. Hazelden is one of North America’s larger treatment provider.
Last Door’s staff will be discussing Last Door’s programs and philosophies with leaders in the addiction industry and their objective will be to share information in terms of what Last Door does and their personal experiences as counselors and former clients of the Last Door.
Stay tuned to next month’s newsletter to hear how the presentation went.
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Special thanks to all the volunteers who helped out over the Canada Day Long weekend to complete a makeover of these suites. Last month the suites were moved from Building 2 to Building 3 and needed some love and attention. The move has increased sleeping accommodations to up to 10 family members if needed.
The suites were sanded down, painted, decorated, themed and out-fitted with a childrens play area.
Our Family Suites are available to family members as part of our treatment program at no additional charge for client families to support their recovery journey on an “as needed basis”. The suites are used frequently by parents, children and partners of clients; including Alumni who come from across North America to take their cakes in New Westminster. One on One counselling, family counselling, return home and return to work support recovery planning and meals are all provided free of charge to guests of Last Door’s Family Suites.
Thank you to the BC Lottery Corporation for their financial contributions to partially fund Last Door’s Family Suites.
Would you like to donate items to our Family Suite?
Needed items for our wish list:
- Hotel Style toiletries (mini soap, shampoo, conditioner)
- Bathroom towel sets
- Ground coffee and teas
- Boys and girls toys
- One large leather couch
- Bedroom accent accessories
Call us at 604-5259771 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to donate your items. You can donate cash here, enter “for Family Suites” in the comment box.
Thank you from the Last Door Team
Discovery to Apprenticeship Program is a Youth Program that helps youth between the ages of 15 and 30 take a trades exploration program offered by the UFCW Local 247 Training and Education Centre Society. The program offers hands-on opportunities to try out various trades such as carpentry, painting and decorating, masonry trades, transportation and metal/welding trades.
DTA contacted Last Door’s Youth Program to allow DTA’s students to participate in the final leg of their course by getting hands on training by providing labour to a non-profit organization where they can do various labour skills for one week.
15 youth in total did various maintenance and renovations like painting the Youth Program Facility back deck and basement while doing minor repairs before painting.
This was a win win for 2 New Westminster programs connecting to teach youth practical working skills.
The week ended with a pizza party for all the youth.