Fundraising Cocktail the Face à Face Center
Face à Face Listening and Intervention Centre is proud to announce its’Annual Fundraising Cocktail, taking place on August 14th 2015 at ZIBO! Restaurant starting at 7pm.The event is essential in supporting efforts to continue the valuable telephone and drop-in services Face à
Face provides to individuals who find themselves without anyone to talk to. Depression, poverty, mentalillness, and social exclusion are just some of the struggles people utilizing the service suffer from.Imagine individuals who suffer from depression and consequently struggle with isolation and require helpto start their day. The Face à Face volunteers will be there to listen to their worries, their struggles, andthere to talk, so that these individuals don’t feel completely alone. Volunteers lend a non-judgmental earto callers and all individuals who come into the center are kept completely anonymous.
“I was attracted to volunteering at Face à Face because I wanted to develop my skills as a social workerand help the community. Since I started volunteering here, I have been moved by the client’s ability toovercome their struggles”.Stephanie Underwood – Volunteer since May 2014
During the upcoming fundraising cocktail, guests will be provided with hors d’oeuvres throughout theevening and given the opportunity to enter a raffle with many prizes to be won. MarylineJoly and FrancisRivard, both participants in the Ma Première Place des Arts singing contest will be providing musicalentertainment (Francis won in his category of interpreter). Throughout the evening, the volunteers will bepresent to talk to guests about the wonderful work they do at Face à Face and their impact on theMontreal community.
Two of the most successful programs at Face à Face are the telephone and drop-in services. Each day, theorganization receives calls from individuals struggling with various personal and social issues. 85% of thecenter and the majority of services are offered by volunteers.
In 2014, Face à Face volunteers received 14,386 calls and 4,609 visits. Of those interventions, 10,303individuals needed help with social isolation and mental health issues, 6,360 required welfare assistance,3,811 had housing needs, and 1,237 were homeless.
**Serving the community since 1982, the Face à Face Listening and Intervention Centre is a non-profitcommunity organization dedicated to addressing the concerns of individuals in need. Their commitmentto the concept of social justice and community approach to problem resolution enable Face à Face toprovide effective front line and immediate services. Face à Face endeavours to build a stronger andhealthier community through humanistic partnerships.