Client Stories - Yorktown Family Services

Creating Memory Gardens at Growing with Grief

On Wednesday May 8th the Growing with Grief program hosted a Mother’s Day event for families who have experienced the death of a mother, step-mother, or caregiver. Our goal with this event was to create a space for families to engage with their grief and explore within themselves, and as a family how they wanted to approach this day at this particular time in their grief journey.  Families were invited to create “Memory Gardens” where they planted memories, notes, and special words for their person in the soil with the plant. Families decorated plant pots and added a vine to […]

Yorktown Family Services’ West Toronto Youth Wellness Hub

The West Toronto Youth Wellness Hub provides young people with an inclusive, welcoming space where they can walk-in and access a full range of Integrated Youth Services (IYS). These services include mental health and substance use health supports, primary health care and social services, all while creating connections through recreational, skill development and well-being programs. Yorktown Family Services West Toronto Youth Wellness Hub partners include: Access Alliance Children’s Aid Society Toronto Garrison Creek- Family Health Team Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Humber River Health Jane and Finch Centre Macaulay Child Development Centre Unison Health and Community Services We are very […]

2019/20 Annual Report and Long Term Service Award Staff Recognition

Suzette Arruda-Santos, Executive Director of Yorktown Family Services, presents the 2019/20 Annual Report, a snapshot of the agency’s activities and financial performance along with highlights of the past year and client success stories. She also announces the staff recipients of the Long Term Service Awards, who were recognized this past February at our Annual General Meeting and Recognition Night.

Yorktown Family Services 2019/20 Award Recipients

Every year, at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Recognition Night, Yorktown Family Services honours exceptional work of Staff and Volunteers, and celebrates the achievements of inspiring clients through various awards and grant opportunities. On February 24th, 2021, we announced the recipients of the 2019-2020 awards at our AGM. As part of International Woman’s Day, we would like to celebrate by announcing the winners below, an outstanding group of women!

Joseph’s Story

Joseph* had been having challenges with anxiety and depression for months. At the end of an extremely rough few weeks, the 16 year old was contemplating suicide. Joseph’s parents took him to the emergency department of the nearest hospital where he was prescribed anti-anxiety medication and released that same day.

Care Navigation: Connecting Clients to Required Supports

Yorktown’s Care Navigation worker helps children, youth, young adults and their families (birth to the age of 29 years) who require complex care mental health and social service support get the right support, at the right time, within a framework of an integrated care team at Yorktown, and linking them to outside external networks of support

Nidhi’s Story

Every Community Needs A Yorktown Sixteen year old Nidhi Patel’s mother, Alka, and sister, Meera, were becoming increasingly concerned about the once bubbly, now depressed, Nidhi. “I was experiencing some personal problems; stressing out about school work and issues with friends,” says Nidhi.

Violence Against Women – White Ribbon Day

One in three women will experience sexual violence in their lifetime. ONE IN THREE. Read Cynthia’s story and how she broke free from a violent home.

GIVING TUESDAY: Ben, Rose and Dana’s Story

“Because of the things I’ve learned through Yorktown, my personal growth hasn’t stopped. The empathy and compassion I have received from the counsellors has been stupendous. I am extremely grateful that Yorktown exists. Our story is a testimonial of the incredible value Yorktown Family Services holds for Rose, Dana, and I.” – Ben, Yorktown Family Services Client

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