Woodview Mental Health & Autism Services


The Celebrate Families Retreat is a new initiative for the DANO (Day Treatment for Adolescents and New Opportunities) and Mountaineer Programs! The Celebrate Families Retreat will provide an innovative opportunity for teenagers with mental health concerns, along with their caregivers, to participate in a weekend together that promotes shared experiences, overcoming challenges, celebrating strengths, and connecting with other families experiencing similar challenges, in a therapeutically supported environment - away from the daily distractions of home. 

$6,000 can send up to 16 Halton families to a Celebrate Families Retreat, many of whom would otherwise not have the means or support to have this experience without this extra funding.

Your donation can help 16 Halton families reconnect with each other in a calm, nature-based setting and have their meals, accommodation, and therapeutic programming included.  Woodview staff will facilitate activities such as music and art therapy, guided walks, scavenger hunt, mindfulness, yoga, and much more. 

What parents are saying about the DANO & Mountaineer Programs:

"We have spent 10+ years going from crisis to crisis with 'treatment' that felt like survival. This program is the first long term plan we have ever had and I must say, after spending tens of thousands of dollars on private psychologists, etc.... It is nice to have our tax dollars at work supporting a very sick child and reaping the benefits of a recovery I never thought I would see! THANK you!! From the bottom of our family's heart." - DANO Parent

"Everyone involved in the treatment process worked beyond my expectations to try to work through a very difficult time and continues to support my child and our family as we continue the work.  I like the fact the staff was always available to both my child and myself. They were honest and caring, very supportive. They made a difference for my daughter." - Mountaineer Parent

Your generous donation can help send 16 families from the DANO and Mountaineer programs to a Celebrate Families Retreat where they will benefit from:
- a deepened parent and child bond with enhanced mutual understanding
- opportunities for fun, play, and conversation among family members
- learning improved ways of interacting, problem solving, meeting role expectations, and resolving conflict
- interacting with other families

Please consider making a donation that will give the gift of mental wellness - donate now and specify 'Celebrate Families Retreat'.

About Woodview

Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services is an accredited registered charity that supports more than 3,000 children, youth, adults and families impacted by mental health and autism challenges. For over 50 years, Woodview has been serving the communities of Brantford, Hamilton, and Halton.

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