Please help REACH offer more counselling to those in crisis on Giving Tuesday NOW! This initiative has been set up to help families in need during COVID-19 stress. A gift of $50 supports an hour of counselling and $25 supports 30 minutes.
Counsellor Yvonne McKenna says, "Due to COVID-19 there is increased anxiety and stress so counselling sessions are needed more than ever, whether they are done by video or phone. Reach is continuing sessions with caregivers, children and teens as before and remote sessions are possible and effective." Read the difference it makes in these comments from parents:
"Having the video sessions as an option has brought some stability to my child during this period of social distancing. The super helpful calming tips and activities learned during the online sessions have helped ease his anxiety and allowed him to feel like a regular kid again." Parent of 7 year old boy
"Sessions over the phone have been priceless and extremely welcomed and comforting to me and especially for my son. It is a bright spot in our week we look forward to. The carefully thought out messages our counsellor has are very relevant and most important info to promote well being. Reach has been absolutely amazing and top notch support for my son and I. I will be forever grateful." Angie F., parent of 14 year old
"The online counseling services have been a real bonus during this time on self isolation. The need to maintain counseling services during this time, in a video chat model, is so important. It’s easy to use, and my child really enjoys the time." Corinne C., parent of 10 year old
Please help us to provide more sessions to families like these with your gift $50 for a full hour or $25 for a half hour. Thank you!