A Message from two Eli’s Place Founders:
We are honoured to support Eli’s Place by making a gift to the Founders Campaign. This important recovery based program is being created to fill a desperate need for young adults in our community who are suffering from mental illness and often a concurrent addiction.
According to a recent study, the Mental Health Commission of Canada reported that one in five people in Canada experiences a mental health problem or illness. What’s more, in 2015 a research team investigating the mental health of children and young adults in Ontario noted that as many as five out of six children and youth will not receive the treatment they need.
This residential therapeutic environment to be situated in a rural setting will provide life skills and treatment for young adults. This innovative model has been tested internationally, and has the potential to not only change lives but save lives.
We feel strongly that Ontario should have this type of resource and, together, we hope Eli’s Place becomes the Canadian example of where the opportunity exists for “recovery to grow.” We hope you will join us on this journey.
Debby Kassoy and Kenneth Beck, PhD
It will take a multimillion dollar sum to design, build, and operate Eli’s Place. As a result, the Founders Campaign is a drive to kickstart community support to establish Eli’s Place.
By making a gift of $1,000 or more in the year, through a single donation or smaller instalments each month, a donor will become a Founder – a special group of people who are helping to establish this much-needed place for young adults who have mental health and addiction issues. For more information on how you can support us through the Founders Campaign, contact 416-483-4807 or firstname.lastname@example.org.