Turning Leaf (Inc.) is a community based, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing helpful services to those experiencing intellectual challenge and mental illness.
These services are made up of caring, skilled community members.
These Turning Leaf community members are dedicated to helping those experiencing intellectual challenge and mental illness. They are also deeply committed to working with the participant in addressing the seemingly insurmountable obstacles that those experiencing intellectual challenge and/or mental illness face every day: discrimination, poverty, stigma, isolation, loneliness.
On February 15, Executive Director Barkley Engel will be a guest speaker on Richard Cloutier's CJOB 680 show Friday, February 15 at 9:30am. We encourage everyone to tune in and pass on the message to anyone struggling with Mental Illness.
In case you missed it, Barkley was on CJOB's Talk to the Experts on January 26, to hear him visit this link http://www.cjob.com/other/audiovault.html and select Jan 26, 5pm. He comes on at the 19th minute.
Introducing the Fallen Leaf Fund
2013 is shaping up to be a big year for our organization; we're celebrating our organization's 8th year and would like to continue to develop our presence in the community.
1 in 5 Canadians are affected by mental illness and unfortunately due to social stigma many go undiagnosed. In addition, many individuals find themselves slipping through the cracks of government-assisted funding and are forced to deal with their intellectual disabilities alone. Due to our successes and accessible admissions, we frequently find ourselves approached by individuals who desperately need our help but fail to meet the requirements to receive funding to participate in support programs.
In our pursuit of finding different funding sources, we have created the Fallen Leaf Fund. The Fallen Leaf Fund is an initiative that will provide funding to support these individuals in our community in the same manner that participants with approved funding from Manitoba Family Services and Housing receive.
Please help us continue to help those who are in desperate need of Turning Leaf Community Support Services Inc.