Tag Archives: Rawlco

Heads Up Fundraising Event this Wednesday!

headsupbanner

 

This Wednesday the Lighthouse is hosting a Heads Up Fundraising Event with C95, Magic 98.3, and the Bull 92.9 live on location. Tune in to hear stories of transformation, recovery, and hope from those we serve. Call and make a donation to help expand our services and renovate our supported living suites.

If you are in Saskatoon, come down for a tour to see for yourself why the Lighthouse is an important part of your community. We will be serving coffee and treats, and a chili meal over the lunch hour. Give a donation in person and join with us as we continue building people Up!

Needed: CD Players

If you are like me, you don’t use your CD player very much or if at all anymore and you have a couple of them laying around.  If that is true, The Lighthouse needs them for their Complex Needs Wing.  The residents that are moving into the Complex Needs Wing have their room and board paid by the Ministry of Social Services but have very little money after that.  By the fact that they are in the Complex Needs Wing means that they can’t even start to think about employment yet.  We have televisions and cable for them but many of our residents love music and we would love for them to be able to experience that or listen to John Gormley, Sheila Coles, or another morning show in the morning.

If you are inclined to drop off a CD player/stereo, feel free to weed out your CD collection and bring us down some “classics” that you don’t want anymore.  Our residents will love them and we won’t tell anyone what you brought down.  I love Bon Jovi so I can’t judge anyone.

You would be surprised how much stuff like this can mean to people.

Lighthouse in Saskatoon gets major donation

As reported by Chris Mangatal of CKOM News

Having a roof over your head is one of the basic necessities of a healthy lifestyle — but sometimes those dealing with mental health issues and addictions have a hard time finding a place to live.

A $170,000 donation from the Saskatoon Health Region going towards Lighthouse Supported Living has allowed them to renovate nine rooms in the complex needs wing.

“Now we have an option where the support is built right into the facility and we also have professionals coming in from the health region to continue to add to that support,” said Tracy Muggli, director of mental health and addictions services for the Saskatoon Health Region.

“I think one of the big difficulties is the stigma that’s associated with addictions and mental health.”

She said addressing that stigma is one of their major tasks — to create more capacity in the community to provide living space.

“We’re trying to house those people that need someone to take a chance on them, so that they can go out into the community,” said DeeAnn Mercier, director of communications at the Lighthouse.

“It’s a place for people to be stabilized and focus on the next step in their lives, to gain greater independence.”

There is a lot of excitement coming from those waiting to move into the new rooms.

“I have one lady who’s constantly asking me when can I move in? When can I move in? Can i buy toilet paper yet? Should I buy toilet paper today? When can I move in?” said Mercier.
The Lighthouse plans to open a new tower in the fall with affordable housing units, which will include kitchenettes for more independent living.