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Path Home Kingston hopes to combat homelessness and negative stigma

You can’t see what someone has overcome at a glance. That is the main message of Path Home Kingston, a new campaign by United Way KFL&A and the City of Kingston that aims to help community members understand that the causes of homelessness are complex and different for each individual.

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Openings available at One Roof for youth mental health, support services

Support services such as counseling, mental health, and therapy have moved online, and demand for such services has increased as people deal with not only pandemic worries, but their personal challenges.  According to an estimate, approximately 28,000 children and youth across Ontario are on wait lists for mental health care.

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Local parents working to improve and strengthen child & youth mental health services

Parenting has often been compared to walking through a minefield. Each step filled with stress and gratitude, where roadblocks and unexpected detours are common, and missteps are feared. Parenting a child who is experiencing difficulties with their mental health? Well, you might as well add a blindfold to that minefield

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Maltby Centre cautions long waits for youth mental health appointments

The Maltby Centre has implemented a waiting list for new clients seeking ongoing mental health services for children and youth, due to an increased request for services during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The pandemic has been challenging for many families, but it has been especially hard on families with children and

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Maltby Centre prepares new initiatives and service models for 2021

The Government of Ontario recently announced an initiative, Roadmap to Wellness, which sets a new agenda for the delivery of mental health and addiction services across the province. At the Maltby Centre, changes to service models throughout the pandemic have them already heading down the same path as the Roadmap

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Maltby Centre hosts Sensitive Santa visits for KFL&A over Zoom

The Christmas season is a time of bright lights, music and festive cheer. For families and children who prefer a more low-key, intimate season, Santa offers a quiet visits and keeps demands low. These “Sensitive Santa” sessions, allows the children or youth to lead the interaction and keeps noises like

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