Happy New Year! I hope that all of you are as excited for the year ahead as I am. We have been working very hard to make sure that all of our military families have access to the programs, events, and resources that they may need this year.
We will, of course, be continuing many of our ongoing programs that you already know and love, but we are happy to be starting in 2018 some exciting new programs. Military Family Services has provided some new funding to develop some of these programs. By name, they are Youth in Motion for our youths, Specialty Camps for kids and youth and Family Bonding for parents and their kids.
We have also added a new fund to assist families that may be needing some counseling supports. Lastly, we have received funding to provide two new staff members to help extend our community support in both Red Deer and Lethbridge. This is a strong start to the new year, and we are all looking forward to continuing to unite this community. More information on these programs will be coming soon.
We are hoping that parents, as well as individuals, have a chance to take a moment for themselves and do something new. Self-Care has become more and more important in our work here and we want to make sure we focus on this throughout the year ahead.
If you need some ideas on how to accomplish these things or what to do, please contact us. Our event listings, program listings, and community resource guides are growing by the day. So, read our newsletters and keep informed of the many opportunities we will be offering. We look forward to seeing all of you in 2018!
– Gordon Young, Executive Director