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Read - 50 Stories Part 30 Barb Litchinsky, the new Executive Director in 1996, brought her own strengths to the organization. Suzanne Rosebrugh, a staff member who held many roles, speaks to the leadership shift: “Barb had such a can-do attitude. If she saw an opportunity that would fit and make sense, she would get the information,...

Image: A staff or volunteer in the early 2000s. Read - 50 Stories Part 29 During the '80s, the Distress Centre/Drug Centre made its first forays into having its own technology. Jeanette was concerned about the ramifications, even though it was her very technology-proficient son, James McEachern, who made it happen. The computer sat outside Joan Roy’s...

As the COVID-19 pandemic first unfolded, we remained hopeful that we would still be able to celebrate our 10th Anniversary of Lend An Ear on September 23rd, as well as our 50th Anniversary on May 13th. Unfortunately, COVID-19 restrictions have forced us to cancel both events. We are hoping to officially celebrate our 50th Anniversary sometime...

Image: Created from the graphic used in Annual Reports to report on the Men's Line. Read - 50 Stories Part 28 As the Board and management were looking to broaden services in the early 1990s, clients experiencing potential and actual family violence were requesting counselling in increasing numbers. In 1997, a proposal for a Men’s Domestic Crisis...

Chip in for Kids through Shaw to donate to Distress Centre

The Shaw Charity Classic has unfortunately been cancelled this year, but Shaw is committed to continuing the tournament’s legacy of giving. They have generously launched a text-to-donate matching campaign - Chip in for Kids! Chip in for Kids today by texting KIDS084 to 30333 and help us support teens in distress through our ConnecTeen program. Shaw...

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