HELP US FILL OUR EMPTY CHAIRS!!
We grew a little but always with the focus of helping those less fortunate.
The agency became a professional organization in the late 80's with all the therapists having post graduate degrees and all members of a professional organization. Elsie Palmer retired and we hired Lynette Pollard-Elgert who evolved the agency along with her board to be known for the exceptional work done not only at the client level but also in educating and training professionals throughout the province.
The 1990's were good to the agency in as much as we were able to continue our program of helping those less fortunate to access professional services in grief and loss. The open door program fund allowed the agency over the years to see thousands of indiviuals who live in poverty or with few resources to access our counselling and groups. This was given to us by the BC Government and partially provided by the Unite Way. By 2000 we fell out of favor with the United Way, as grief death bereavment and traumatic loss was not where they were targeting their funds and our funding was cancelled with our final allocations completed by the mid 2000's.
In 2012 we had to lay off our executive director and office manager. The business operates on a board management model for governance and oversight and contract independent therapists.
There is no other service like ours in the province and would suggest most of Canada that has specialzed only in grief & loss and the resultant impacts. Professionals seek us out for help and guidance in working with clients from within and outside of Canada. We are the go to organization when a traumatic death happens to support the surviving victims. Our agency was at the forefront of support for two years with Pickton murders and worked tirelessly with the families and Crime Victims organizations and Crown Counsel.
If we are unable to secure funding we will have to close the agency doors to this program once and for all. We need enough money to pay the rent and utilites and the rest we can carry through client fees and small acts of kindness. However the big win would be to have 75,000 which would allow us to not have to say NO to running drop in groups for free and see at a minimum at least an additional 5 to 10 clients that we currently say No to each week.
Please help our agency.
dr cheryl l bucar, board chair & managing director
Thank you everyone.
Dr Cheryl L Bucar, Managing Director & Board Chair, Living through Loss Counselling Society of BC.
This fundraiser was officially closed off last year.
Dr Cheryl L Bucar, Managing Director & Board Chair.
We still have a goal of $36,000 for this campaign year so please if you haven't already donated, please share this campaign with your friends and family and ask for their support.
Dr. Cheryl L Bucar, Managing Director.,
The crowdsourcing concept is a remarkable fundraising tool that works optimally when people share the information and importance to them personally for getting behind a particular campaign.
We are closer than we were when I started this in mid-February but we are still 75% of our goal amount.
Please share this campaign and if you have not already donated please consider how a small donation will matter in the lives of those that do not even have $25 or $30 to help themselves.
We have always been so proud of our agency's ability to offer an open door campaign to help those less fortunate. Please help us keep this program alive and our door open to help.
Sincerely, Dr. Cheryl L Bucar, Managing Director