Dear friends and families:
My name is Ian Sadler. The program I run at Richmond Mental Health Consumer and Friends' Society (RCFC for short) is in danger of being cancelled.
Millions of Canadians, involving an estimated 1 in 4 families, are living with mental illness: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, panic and anxiety disorders, and other illnesses.
I have benefited in my own recovery from the programs of RCFC. I hit an all time low when my wife passed away six years ago. When I was ready to re-enter the workforce RCFC took me on as their Peer Companion Coordinator. Working again made a major contribution to my recovery. It has given me confidence and resilience.
The program I coordinate, is in danger of being cancelled due to lack of funding. This program provides Peer Companion Workers to work one on one with adults and seniors who are isolating themselves needlessly due to the symptoms and stigma of mental illness. The workers help them get out and encourage them to go to the seniors' centre or use other community resources and meet people and make new friends - moving them forward in their own recovery.
You can help with a donation. All donations are tax receiptable - so you will benefit at tax time.
For more information on RCFC visit: www.rcfc-society.org
Donations can be made via Visa, MasterCard or eCheque - securely using PayPal.
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Please use this donation form (PDF) and include your name, address and phone number - in case we need to contact you and so we can mail your tax receipt at tax time.
Our mailing address is:
Richmond Mental Health Consumer and Friends' Society
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