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Friday Night Knitting Club – April 15, 2016

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Friday Night Knitting Club Is Back!

Friday, April 15th, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

You asked for it, we’re responding! Due to popular demand, we’re holding our third Friday Night Knitting Club event at our offices! If you’re not sure what the Friday Night Knitting Club is, you’re missing out! You’re invited to a casual evening of knitting and socializing in the heart of Ladner Village! If you have always wanted to try knitting, want to hang out while working on one of your pieces, or would like to share your stories and skills with others, this is the place for you! Bring your own yarn and needles or purchase yarn for $6 and needles for $1. Guidance for beginners will be available.

Admission is by donation. Coffee and tea will be provided, bring a treat to share if you like! Hope to see you there!

If you’d like to read the book that started it all, you can get a copy at Black Bond Books and mention this event to receive 10% off. Or, click here to buy your Kindle edition online in time for the event!

No tickets necessary, but if you’d like to let us know you’re coming, please let us know on our Facebook Event page, by clicking here!

All proceeds go toward our Step Forward Program, providing financial assistance to clients who may need some additional help subsidizing our services.

 

Friday Night Knitting Club - February 19, 2016 - 7pm-10pm

Friday Night Knitting Club Returns!

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Friday Night Knitting Club Returns to Ladner!

Friday, February 19th, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

You asked for it, we’re responding! Due to popular demand, we’re holding our second Friday Night Knitting Club event at our offices! If you’re not sure what the Friday Night Knitting Club is, you’re missing out! You’re invited to a casual evening of knitting and socializing in the heart of Ladner Village! If you have always wanted to try knitting, want to hang out while working on one of your pieces, or would like to share your stories and skills with others, this is the place for you! Bring your own yarn and needles or purchase yarn for $6 and needles for $1. Guidance for beginners will be available.

Admission is by donation. Coffee and tea will be provided, bring a treat to share if you like! Hope to see you there!

If you’d like to read the book that started it all, you can get a copy at Black Bond Books and mention this event to receive 10% off. Or, click here to buy your Kindle edition online in time for the event!

Please note: Tickets are free, but you must purchase a ticket to register as space is limited.

All proceeds go toward our Step Forward Program, providing financial assistance to clients who may need some additional help subsidizing our services.

Friday Night Knitting Club - February 19, 2016 - 7pm-10pm

Step Forward Program launches in South Delta

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Step Forward Program Launches at Alongside You

Today is a great day. To say that we are excited about The Step Forward Program would be an understatement. Since our inception, our goal has been to make integrated health care services accessible to as many people as possible. The Step Forward Program is another way we’re trying to make this a reality. We’ve always believed that our community is the backbone of support systems for us all, and South Delta is such a supportive, close knit community we have no doubt this program will be a success, so we thank you in advance for your involvement. Now, you probably are still wondering what this program is all about so let us share that with you!

What is the Step Forward Program?

The Step Forward Program at Alongside You offers financial assistance to clients who may need some additional help subsidizing our services. Alongside You operates using a sliding scale for fees in an effort to keep our services accessible to as many people as possible. Our hope is that this program will enable even more people to be able to receive care.

In addition to receiving donations, Alongside You will be holding events to benefit this program starting in January 2016. Individual community members, local businesses, organizations, and Alongside You clients are given the opportunity to donate to this program to help provide access to our services for those who may not otherwise be able to afford it. All funds are held in a separate account, audited by our accounting firm and will be dispensed based on need at the discretion of our Directors.

This is an initiative for South Delta because we are fortunate to live and work in the community we do, and because we believe this program can make a difference in many lives. Donations can be made through our online store via credit card, or in person at our clinic using cash, cheque, or credit card payment.

100% of donations will go straight to the Step Forward Program. Alongside You will absorb all banking and/or credit card processing fees incurred in the administration of this program.

Please note: We are not a non-profit agency and unfortunately, are unable to provide tax receipts for donations.

How Can South Delta Help?

By now we hope you’re excited about this new program! You may be wondering, “How can I help?” We’re glad you asked! Here’s a few ideas of how you can help, and if you have other ideas, we’d love to hear them! You can help by:

  • Donating through our online store, or in person at our clinic
  • Come to our events that benefit the Step Forward Program
  • Hold an event and take donations to benefit the program
  • Corporate sponsorship opportunities (details to come, let us know if you’re interested!)
  • Spread the word about who we are, and what we’re trying to do. Word of mouth in South Delta is key

If you have any questions or concerns about this program, or if you would like to get involved, please contact the Directors, Andrew and Meg Neufeld at 604-283-7827.

Start helping the Step Forward Program today!

Only a few spots remain, but we’d love to have you at our Friday Night Knitting Club Event tomorrow night! All donations received go straight to the Foot Forward Program!

Friday Night Knitting Club Event is coming to Delta!

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Friday Night Knitting Club Is Coming to Ladner!

Friday, January 22nd, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Friday Night Knitting Club? What’s that? You’re invited to a casual evening of knitting and socializing in the heart of Ladner Village! If you have always wanted to try knitting, want to hang out while working on one of your pieces, or would like to share your stories and skills with others, this is the place for you! Bring your own yarn and needles or purchase yarn for $6 and needles for $1. Guidance for beginners will be available.

Admission is by donation. Coffee and tea will be provided, bring a treat to share if you like! Hope to see you there!

Affordable Counselling

affordable counselling

Affordable Counselling at Alongside You

We have always wanted our services to be as accessible to everyone as possible, but we know that our lowest sliding scale rate is sometimes out of reach for many. As a business, we are only able to lower our rates so far and still keep the lights on and the doors open. We actively look for ways to make our services as affordable as possible, and we’ve just created one more option: Masters degree internships.

Counselling Intern now available at Alongside You

We’re please to announce that Kelly Williams, a Masters student from Adler University has started her internship and is available for individuals and couples needing counselling. As a Masters student, she will be under the supervision of Andrew Neufeld, or Executive Director. She will be with us through August 2016 and we couldn’t be happier.

What does this mean for affordability?

Clinical Internships benefit the student and the community in many ways, but one of financial benefits is that counselling is available at much lower rates that would be otherwise feasible. We are able to offer counselling with our interns at the following rates:

$30+GST/hour for individuals and couples

$20+GST/hour for individuals and couples on Persons With Disability benefits or Income Assistance

Our interns are supervised very closely and clients benefit not only from the experience and knowledge of the intern, but also the supervisor. It’s a wonderful arrangement that allows the student to gain the required hours for their program as well as providing a much needed service for the community.

How do I make an appointment to see the intern?

If you would like to see Kelly, please contact her supervisor, Andrew Neufeld through the contact form on the website or by phone at 604-283-7827.

 

South Delta, you did it!

We did it!

We raised $1110.00!!

Thank you South Delta!

We had an amazing time at the Christmas Party and Silent Auction yesterday afternoon. 100% of funds raised go straight to Reach Child and Youth Development Society to benefit their TEENSS Respite Program.

Did I mention we raised $1110.00?

You guys rock! It is only because we are situated in such a supportive community that a small clinic like ours could get a result like this. We’re blown away. We want to thank everyone from South Delta who came out to support this cause, and we want to thank all of our generous donors who made this possible. When Meg and I started Alongside You, this is exactly what we’d hoped for – a clinic that we know can help people through our services, and can work with the community to support others in need. To get this kind of a response from the community after only being open for a few short months is overwhelming to say the least; all we can say is thank you. Thank you for supporting us, and for supporting Reach Child and Youth Development. Their services are so integral to our community, and we look forward to hearing how your generosity is reaching the families in South Delta.

We want to thank all of our amazing donors, so please take a minute to check them all out. They gave so generously, and without hesitating – we are truly lucky to live and work in an area with such supportive small businesses. Please consider shopping with our donors this holiday season – they do so much for our community and we really do need to support them if we want that to continue.

Without further ado, our donors were (in no particular order):

Lawlor Goldsmith Shoppe
The Quilted Bear
Better Still Day Spa
Stir Coffee House
The Corporation of Delta
Honey Stick Threads
Ladner Village Hardware
FINDS Reach’s Children’s Thrift Store
Centre Stage Accessories
South Delta Heels Company
Alongside You (just stating the obvious on this one…)

Again, thank you to everyone that came, donated, supplied auction items, spread the word, and we hope everyone had a great time with family and friends. We sure did!

Until next year!

Andrew and Meg Neufeld, and the staff at Alongside You.

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