Annual Holiday Campaign
Our Annual Holiday campaign is our largest fundraiser of the year. 100% of all donations stay in our geo area of Campbell River. Because there is no event with this campaign, expenses are extremely low. All donations go towards ensuring our programs are available at no cost.
The truth is that the impact of traumatic loss has reached crisis levels in our community resulting in a substantial number of people struggling with the effects of traumatic grief.
In the past year alone, CRHS has encountered an overwhelming 81% increase in requests for support from those impacted by sudden traumatic losses related to suicide, drug overdose and unexpected deaths. These individuals and families range from children to adults.
Complicated traumatic grief is a mental health crisis that can evolve into severe complications if not treated promptly by professionals specializing in this type of grief.
Statistics show that a child or youth who experiences suicide within their family unit has a 50% chance of considering suicide themselves. This is a tragic risk for our community and is something we take very seriously.
With adequate funding, we can prevent further losses by increasing our counselling services - so everyone has access to the professional help they need and deserve without being placed on a waitlist.
Our grief and end-of-life services are offered to our community at no cost.
Grief is a big part of our community's current needs; however, we recently expanded our end-of-life services through local partnerships with Island Health and Evergreen Seniors Home. Through an innovative approach, we found solutions to expand our services at all locations in the community, including private homes, the hospital, long-term facilities, Yucalta Lodge Hospice Beds and the Hospice Suites at Evergreen. With the considerable increase in requests for grief and end-of-life support, we continually face the need for funding to help expand the capacity of our programs and services.
Lisa's experience exemplifies how your financial support can help people in our community receive our support….......