Tag: counselling

Citta Activewear Supports Dan’s Legacy with Month-Long Promotion

JANUARY 15, 2021 Citta, a women’s lifestyle athletic wear company, is supporting the Dan’s Legacy Foundation during a month-long promotion from January 15th to February 15th. For each pair of tights sold, Citta will donate another pair of tights to the charity’s Fitness program for youth at risk. “Citta wanted to find a way to […]

this thing we do called dan’s legacy

Why do we do this? Because these kids, with leather and tattoos, pink and green hair and black painted nails, who sneer whenever an adult comes around, are just kids. Young people who grew up in stable families are ready to engage in the world when they take their first steps at independence, but youth […]

Giving Tuesday December 1st, 2020

“The only time you should look down on someone is when you’re helping them get back up.” Destiny Newton said this last year at our gala, and explained how Dan’s Legacy gave her a new start in life with shelter, food, clothing, support and counselling. Raised in a family of addicts, Destiny says she struggled […]

SurreyCares Community Foundation grants $75,000 to Dan’s Legacy

SurreyCares Community Foundation grants $75,000 to Dan’s Legacy to support COVID-19 Mental Health Counselling for At-risk Youth July 10, 2020 SurreyCares Community Foundation today announced that it will provide $75,000 to Dan’s Legacy to support the addition of a trauma-informed therapist to its team in order to meet the increased demand for mental health support […]

TELUS Friendly Future Foundation Provides $18,000 Grant to Dan’s Legacy

MAY 12, 2020 The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation recently provided a grant of $18,000 to Dan’s Legacy to support the charity’s response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. The funds will go towards Dan’s Legacy’s trauma and culturally informed counselling programs for at-risk youth in Metro Vancouver. “The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation has been a […]

Mental Health Week – The Story of “Denne”

“Denne” (22) has had an eventful few years, some good, but many bad. After years of trauma as a child in foster care, they ended up homeless, couch surfing and into party mode. When “Denne” came out as Queer, they immediately lost whatever family ties and former friends they had had. Dan’s Legacy connected “Denne” […]

Mental Health Week – The Story of “Ron”

“Ron” (21) grew up bouncing back and forth between foster care and living with an aunt. When he first started counselling sessions with Dan’s Legacy he exhibited dangerous behaviour such as hard drug use, suicide ideation, and dissociative episodes that were sometimes criminal. But after six months of therapy he is well into the trauma […]

Coast Capital Savings Supports Dan’s Legacy’s “East Van Dan’s Program” with a $24,000 Grant

December 11, 2019 – Coast Capital Savings recently provided a grant of $24,000 to the Dan’s Legacy Foundation in support of the charity’s “East Van Dan’s” program. The funds will provide counselling and land-based intervention therapies to at-risk Indigenous youth. Youth such as “Michael”, an 18 year old Indigenous young man who was heavily involved […]

BC Ministry of Mental Health & Addictions Provides $200,000 Grant to Dan’s Legacy

For Immediate Release Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions July 6, 2018 Province, Dan’s Legacy Foundation to provide counselling support to more youth VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia is taking action to support young people struggling with mental health and addiction. To ensure that more at-risk youth in Metro Vancouver have access to […]