Tag: therapy

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]