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Nechi Institute has been a leader in addictions treatment, research, and training for over 40 years. Indigenous people have been diversely affected by colonization which is observable through the abuse and trauma that affects our Indigenous communities. Our courses were developed by and for Indigenous people in response to an overwhelming need to provide culturally appropriate addictions training for treatment.
HealGrief, a nonprofit, is a social support network for people who are grieving, bereaved or for those just wanting to help them. By taking a modern approach to the way individuals communicate a loved one’s death, HealGrief brings family, friends and communities from around the globe to a virtual place to grieve and heal together. Everything they do is inspired by their core mission: guiding one’s journey with grief into a healthy grief recovery.
From the moment a loved one dies, HealGrief.org guides individuals through grief’s journey. They begin by taking the place of the traditional obituary. At no cost, users create a funeral notice and can choose to disseminate it to family and friends around the globe. From within the funeral notice, virtual candles are lit and memories are shared. Cathartic to users, this provides instant comfort as the funeral notice transitions into a celebration of the decedent’s life. This online interaction, changes the way we handle grief, but ultimately provides comfort as one journeys to a healthy grief recovery.
Additional no-fee programs include a virtual:
Candle Gallery - Individuals can light and share a virtual candle in memory of their loved one;
Before I Die…wall - A virtual wall provoking thoughts about living life, to its fullest, every day.
Loss Project & Artful Healing - Inspiring healing through art.
PetsCountToo! - Providing tools to guide a child’s first experience with death into a healthy grief recovery.
Youth Mental Health Canada is a grassroots, youth-driven and led non-profit organization focused on education, advocacy and filmmaking for youth mental health change.
We advocate for greater funding of publicly funded, culturally sensitive, needs-based, innovative supports and services in healthcare and education.
We believe that mental health and physical health should be valued equally. We need immediate and effective responses to mental health issues and crises. Waiting one year to access therapy, have a psychological-educational assessment and/or participate in in-patient or out-patient programs needs to change. We know what works for youth with mental health disabilities in the school system and we strongly advocate for suicide prevention strategies that demonstrate the value we place on the lives of all youth in Canada.
We share international best practice and evidence-based news and information on youth mental health issues.
The National Widowers’ Organization educates the public about the special needs of men who have lost their spouse or life partner. We do this by promoting the development of support groups for men to manage their grief and adjust to a new life and by advocating for research into mens unique needs to deal with grief and spousal loss.
Our vision is to make appropriate groups available nationwide to all widowers that seek support.
BCSMSSA is a non-profit society dedicated to providing therapeutic services for males who have experienced historical sexual abuse, or more recent sexual assault and domestic violence. We provide therapeutic treatment, victim services, and education services for survivors as well as their relatives and significant others. BCSMSSA is an active advocate for creating new services to provide for the recovery needs of male survivors within British Columbia. We are also active in assisting other agencies in improving their response to male survivors within their client population through our educational outreach and training programs.
Hope in Bloom provides the beauty of nature for breast cancer patients living in Massachusetts. The all-volunteer non-profit plants indoor, outdoor patio and in-ground vegetable or flower gardens at the homes of people in active treatment for the disease. Gardens deliver their own special brand of medicine and recipients enjoy the benefits as they look toward the future.
National Marriage Seminars is an organization who provides help for pre-marital couples and marriages, as well as, state of the art training for mental health professionals, students, clergy, and other health care providers. We organize, execute and coordinate events from pre-marital one-day workshops, couples weekend retreats, marriage intensives, and Gottman Institute Level 1, 2 and 3 Workshops. For more information email us or visit our website.
Silvert's adaptive clothing and footwear is designed specifically for seniors and disabled adults and those facing physical challenges such as paralysis and lowered mobility. Silvert's adaptive clothing offers comfortable and affordable self dressing solutions and caregiver assisted dressing solutions. The perfect caregiver’s gift! Order online www.silverts.com or call for a Free Catalogue 1-800-387-7088.
APSE is the only national organization with an exclusive focus on integrated employment and career advancement opportunities for individuals with disabilities. APSE is a growing national non-profit membership organization, founded in 1988 and is now known as Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst (APSE).
Soaring Spirits has one goal; to connect widowed people with each other.
As an organization, our leaders have personally experienced the power of the words, “Me, too.” We have felt the relief of being understood by another widowed person. We have laughed, and cried, with our widowed community. We have witnessed the transformation that having access to hope makes for someone whose life has been altered by death.
Through our unique programs, we prove to widowed people, from all walks of life, that they are not alone. Our innovative, life-affirming events, groups, and on-line programs provide vital access to hope for widowed people everywhere; hope for the moment, as well as hope for the future.