“It’s a big dream, but it’s going to happen.”

If you tuned into CBC’s Here and Now and the CBC news on World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, 2018, you may have heard and seen Eli’s Place co-founders David & Deborah Cooper discussing the loss of their son Eli – and their dream to fill the gap in Canada’s Mental Health Care system for young adults of his age group. This is the Coopers’ way of channeling grief into action.

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There are many different ways to carry on the legacy of a loved one. In their search for meaning the Coopers have committed themselves to addressing a significant gap in mental health services for people like Eli by establishing Eli’s Place. The first of its kind in Canada, this residential treatment and recovery based program will offer individualized therapeutic care for young adults aged 19 to 35 with serious mental illness and is projected to open its doors in 2020. A range of programs will promote recovery and resilience through the acquisition of life and work skills needed to move from survival to living, and from mental illness to hopeful futures.

We urge you to be a part of this revolution in mental health treatment. As a donor you are helping to launch Eli’s Place and bridge the gap in our mental health system for young adults, aged 19 to 35. Our young people can’t wait. Help turn this dream into a reality, donate today.