CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY CENTRE GRAND OPENING

Posted on Oct 4, 2016 by candace cook

GRAND OPENING
GRAND OPENING

Drug and alcohol abuse in York Region affects thousands of families. Many residents suffer in silence from drug and alcohol addiction. Thousands of families, friends, neighbors, employers and employees of substance abusers live with the effects of drug and alcohol addiction in the community. Peter Brewitt, Director of Programs at STEPS said "Conservative estimates, from the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey, found that 4.4% of Canadians met the criteria for a substance use disorder." In York Region,that means that almost 50,000 people are directly affected by addiction plus the hundreds of thousands of people in their families and close circles." Brewitt observed.
For the past ten years Steps to Recovery has provided residential treatment services to hundreds of drug addicts and alcoholics. STEPS unique program has assisted hundreds of men in reuniting with their families, become re employed and resume productive lives as contributing members of our community. STEPS for Recovery offers a hand up to those in need, transforming the homeless and precariously housed into productive active members of their community. Tom McConnell, chairman of the board said "I can't describe how gratifying it is for us to see people come to us with broken spirits, broken families and a complete lack of hope and a few months later, we see their family reunited and their taking up a role as active members of our community."
McConnell was also pleased to announce some new services to York Region. The fully accessible CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY CLUB, is a safe place for people in recovery to socialize in a sober and drug free environment. In addition, the facility offers counselling services to families, friends and individuals affected by substance abuse. The Club will host local events, including both 12 step recovery and community events. It will also host local 12 step meetings open to members of the recovery community. The Cornerstone Club currently offers a kitchen, meeting rooms and a billiards table to members of the community. McConnell was excited to discuss the organization's future plans for their Newmarket facility. A gym and yoga studio featuring change rooms and showers, are currently roughed in. Completion of these features is dependent on future funding" he said. "We depend on members of the community to step up and help with fundraising and we are currently actively looking for individual and business sponsors to assist. With so many people affected in our Region, it is important for us to complete this work" McConnell said.
Anyone wishing to find out how they can help can call the STEPS Cornerstone Club at 905 762 1551 Ext. 402
or Peter Brewitt, Director of Programs, at 905 751 3491.

REGIONAL COUNCILLOR JOHN TAYLOR & BOARD MEMBERS
REGIONAL COUNCILLOR JOHN TAYLOR & BOARD MEMBERS

Local posts

Cardinals profile picture

HAMILTON CARDINALS ANNOUNCE THE RE-SIGNING OF SEVEN PLAYERS

Posted on Apr 26, 2017
Hamilton Cardinals’ general manager Dean Dicenzo announced today the re-signing of seven players for the upcoming Intercounty Baseball League season....
Hamilton Read more
Shannon kingsbury 027

SHANNON KINGSBURY AT CROSSCURRENTS CAFÉ

Posted on Apr 26, 2017
Shannon Kingsbury played to a packed room of Friday, April 21st at CrossCurrents Cafe, earning a standing ovation and an...
Bolton Read more
Ucss gala

Dr. Oleh Antonyshyn receives Helping Hands Humanitarian Award

Posted on Apr 12, 2017
Dr. Oleh Antonyshyn is the 2017 recipient of the Ochrymovych Humanitarian Award, also known as the “Helping Hands” Award from...
Etobicoke Read more
Dsc 2759

Local Author Book Signing at Chapters Windsor.

Posted on Apr 3, 2017
Book signing at Chapters Windsor was a huge success! Employees were saying Author Shay Lee Soleil is one of our...
Windsor Read more
12804886 10153322934416689 2119309010727938108 n

Tri-City Roller Derby Mac and Cheese Fundraiser

Posted on Mar 30, 2017
If you were not lucky enough to attend the 2nd Annual Mac and Cheese Fundraiser with Tri-City Roller Derby at...
Kitchener Read more
Img 2084

Maureen Jennings Shares Her Next Murdoch Mystery with Sisters in Crime

Posted on Mar 21, 2017
Fans of Detective William Murdoch of the Toronto Constabulary can take heart. He will return, and soon. Maureen Jennings, award-winning...
North End Read more
Img 5394

Our March Meeting was Fun

Posted on Mar 20, 2017
Silver-Wood Women’s Institute March meeting was a lot of fun. We all got to be artists for a few hours....
Halton Hills Read more
Che s place logo

Che's Place First Annual Gala Delights Attendees!

Posted on Mar 20, 2017
Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Bolton, Che’s Place First Annual Gala took place Saturday, March 18th at Caesar’s Centre...
Caledon Region Read more
Img 8353

Cedar Ridge Contemporary Exhibitions

Posted on Mar 16, 2017
This year's Contemporary Exhibitions are wrapping-up with our last show for this round by Louisa Lau and Joseph Flasko on...
Toronto Read more
2v9a2818

CycleBar Leaside officially opens to the public

Posted on Mar 16, 2017
It was lights, camera, cycle in Leaside as the dynamic cycling studio CycleBar Leaside officially opened its doors on March...
Toronto Read more
Photo 1

Creators of Black Girls Magazine Come to Malton for March Break

Posted on Mar 16, 2017
Malton, Ontario, Wednesday March 15rd, 2017. To kick off March Break, Four Corners Health Centre was thrilled to welcome the...
Mississauga Read more
Unnamed

NGU Planner launch and NGU Foundation Official Public Announcement

Posted on Mar 11, 2017
March 3, 2017 - Never Give Up Inc had the first launch of NGU Planner and Never Give Up Foundation...
Ontario Read more
16864777 1805339783123774 525862240727054797 n orig

Coldest Night of the Year - Port Hope

Posted on Mar 11, 2017
The third annual Coldest Night of the Year walk held on Feb 25, 2017 in Port Hope was a huge...
Northumberland County Read more
 dsc0705

Well Seasoned Productions - Can't Get Enough

Posted on Mar 10, 2017
To our Well Seasoned Productions family, friends and supporters, It’s hard to believe that we are at the end of...
Cabbagetown Read more
 dsc3446

5th Annual Hearth Place Valentines Dance

Posted on Mar 10, 2017
We would like to thank everyone for their continued support to our 5th Annual Hearth Place Valentines Dance. Once again...
Oshawa Read more