Fundraising picnic helps young men break cycle of addiction, violence
Enjoy fun in the sun this Saturday with a day-long picnic, barbecue, live music and games at Break Free Family Centre.
Break Free teaches and counsels at-risk youth how to break the vicious cycle of recidivism, addiction and aggression that directly or indirectly contributes to their self-destructive behaviour.
Dr. Patricia Keith, a counsellor, psychotherapist and church minister heads Break Free in Unit 8 at 2001 Albion Rd. in a strip plaza west of Humberline Drive, east of Hwy. 427.
Tickets to the barbecue are $15 for adults (15 and older) and $10 for children ages 10 to 14.
Break Free’s main project is to fundraise for the future The House That Mothers’ Built, intended to house and provide individual and group life skills and job development counselling for young men reintegrating into society after being in jail.
Proceeds from the barbecue benefit The House That Mothers’ Built, as well as a mobile unit staffed by an alcohol and drug rehab worker, a child and youth worker, a mental health worker and volunteers.
Keith will train the mobile team to offer outreach mental health counselling in the community.