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AMCAL Family Services Receive $7,000 Donation from The Home Depot Canada Foundation

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Local Teens and Families in Crisis Benefit from The Home Depot Pointe-Claire’s $2 The Orange Door Project Campaign

AMCAL Family Services is proud to receive a more than $7,000 donation from The Home Depot Canada Foundation. Associates at The Home Depot Pointe-Claire store sold $2 paper doors during The Orange Door Project fundraising campaign that took place from May 29 to July 2. These funds will help benefit local teens and families at AMCAL. “AMCAL is greatly appreciative to The Home Depot Pointe-Claire team and a special mention to Jane Clair and Elena Genghini who volunteered their time to spear-head the campaign in support of teens and families in the community,” said Sophie Dalbec, Executive Director, AMCAL Family Services. “And we would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to the generous customers of The Home Depot Pointe-Claire store who contributed to this fundraising project by purchasing more than 3,500 paper doors.”

AMCAL Family Services is a non-profit community-based organization committed to promoting and preserving healthy family relationships. For more than 35 years, AMCAL has served the community and supported children and families in crisis.

The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to ending youth homelessness with an investment of $10 million over the next three years through The Orange Door Project. This initiative will give vulnerable youth the housing, support and hope they need to live safe, healthy and productive lives. One component of The Orange Door Project is the Foundation’s national fundraising campaign.

AMCAL’s team of professionals adopts a systemic, strengths-based, solution-focused therapeutic approach. Through our various programs, we strive to strengthen the community by anticipating, advocating and advancing the role of families. For more information, visit www.amcal.ca / www.facebook.com/AMCAL /(514) 694-3161.
AMCAL offers children and families the following programs:

• Residential Program provides a unique, supportive and structured program that includes family counselling and respite care for adolescents facing challenges

• Outreach Family Counselling offers a short-term program to address issues of family dynamics and identify family strengths and solutions

• Emerging Adults Program offers families with young adults living in the family home with support through this transition into independent people

• Families First offers support and short-term intervention for families with children experiencing difficulties in school

• School-based programs provides workshops for schools and elementary students to build social skills, positive character traits and peaceful solutions

• Supervised Visitation Program is a service for families in situations of foster care or difficult divorce, custody and visitation issues

• Our Place is a program for young, vulnerable parents of children aged 5 and under

• Anger Management and Conflict Resolution Program

For more information: Julie Wu, Communications Coordinator – (514) 694-3161 #233 / jwu@amcal.ca

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