Estevan Area Home Care

Estevan Area Home Care, a division of Sun Country Health Region is a locally controlled program.  Home Care started in 1982 and is designed to promote independence for people of all ages who suffer from health problems and or physical disabilities.  Assistance is provided to help people remain in their own homes as long as possible.

Vision: A healthy community

Mission:  To promote health and to respond to the needs of the community

 

The goals of Home Care are:

  • to teach self-care and strengthen abilities
  • to delay/prevent loss of abilities
  • to assist families and other supporters
  • to provide referral service to other agencies

Home Care is not intended to take over those things clients are able to do for themselves or to replace existing support.

Home Care provides the following services:

  • Assessment to determine eligibility for the program
  • Nursing is provided upon receipt of a physician’s medical order
  • Homemaking provides assistance for those in need of general cleaning, laundry and some meal preparation.
  • Personal care is provided by trained staff
  • Respite services can be provided for short term relief for the caregiver
  • Meals on Wheels provides nutritionally balanced meals which are delivered to the client’s home.

Volunteers provide friendly services including, visiting, transportation, assistance with shopping, phone calls and other needs.…

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Estevan Creighton Lodge Trust Committee

The Creighton Lodge Trust Committee is formed of representatives from the 5 Rural Municipalities that own and operate Creighton Lodge; The RM of Estevan No.5, the RM of Benson No.35, the RM of Cymri No.36, the RM of Coalfields No.4 and the RM of Cambria No.6. The Trust Committee also welcomes Members at Large to volunteer as a member.

The Trust committee’s role is to fundraise for Creighton Lodge in order to assist the Lodge to provide safe, affordable housing for the seniors of Southeast Saskatchewan. With the assistance of the Trust Committee, Creighton Lodge continues to enrich the lives of the seniors who independently reside at the lodge by providing a socially invigorating environment that nurtures each resident spiritually, nutritionally while ensuring they live in a safe, secure home.

The relationship that the Trust Committee has formed with the United Way Estevan is very special.  United Way Estevan has assisted Creighton Lodge Trust to complete many projects over the years and to also bring special events to enrich the lives of the senior citizens in Southeast Saskatchewan.  The Day of Caring that United Way Estevan hosts each year is also an important part of the exterior maintenance and gardening program at the Lodge.

Creighton Lodge relies on volunteers within our activity and musical programs.  United Way Estevan ensures that we have the supplies needed to carry out these programs and to recognize our valued volunteers.  Our volunteers dedicate many hours to our programs and we appreciate them!

 

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Envision Counselling and Support Centre

United Way of Estevan’s Envision’s BIO

Envision Counselling and Support Centre provides therapeutic counselling and support, crisis intervention, in-home services, groups, workshops, and education that help individuals, families, and couples to feel empowered and content.

Envision Counselling and Support Centre believes in client-centered counselling, with an emphasis on engaging clients’ strengths. This means our clients decide what issues they will work on. Envision counsellors won’t force clients to do something they’re not ready for.

Counselling is available for:

  • Victims and secondary victims of abuse, violence, and sexual assault.
  • Children (aged  5 – 18) who have witnessed violence.
  • Families experiencing an event or situation that is overwhelming or traumatic.
  • Couples.
  • Stalking and harassment victims.

Anyone interested in accessing Envision’s services can call one of the offices. All calls are confidential and Envision does not subscribe to call display.

Collect calls to the offices are accepted.  Individuals may also e-mail a counsellor confidentially through our website. More information on Envision programs and services can be found online at: www.envisioncounsellingcentre.com

Envision has six programs to support the community:

Volunteer Program

Volunteers are an integral part of Envision programming, helping with public awareness, community initiatives, and crisis intervention.  This program is funded by the generosity of United Way.

Annual training takes place in Estevan, involving more than 28 hours of education and practical experience, helping maintain a roster of dedicated volunteers who are capable of providing resources and referral information in a supportive manner.

Outreach Program:

The goals of the Outreach Program are to provide education, build knowledge, and raise awareness surrounding the issues of violence and abuse, healthy relationships, and self-esteem.

To promote Envision’s services and programs, Outreach staff coordinates and participate in community events, health fairs, awareness campaigns, and anti-violence initiatives.

In addition, the Outreach program is responsible for all public relations and promotional materials, as well as the ongoing maintenance of Envision’s website and social media.

In-Home Support Program:

This program is contracted by The Ministry of Social Services and Sun Country Health Region’s Child and Youth Program.

In-Home Workers are employees of Envision Counselling and Support Centre, not the Ministry of Social Services (MSS) or Sun Country Health Region. Each of the following programs operates within the In-Home Support Program.

Family Support:

Family Support provides intense in-home support to children and families who are receiving family and youth services mandated by MSS. The emphasis is on maintaining the family unit by providing a variety of supportive services which prevent the children’s admission to care. Services are intended to be time-limited and outcome orientated.

The Family Support Program supports the healthy development of families and children so they may achieve their full potential.

In-Home Support Workers first develop a relationship of trust with the family and then strive to act as a supportive mentor and consultant. The In-Home Support Worker          encourages the parent(s) to make healthy changes which are positive for themselves and their family.

Family Intervention Program:

Family Intervention Program provides immediate assessment, support, and crisis counselling to those experiencing an event or issue that is overwhelming or traumatic for family members.

Family Intervention Program helps families experiencing:

  • Parent and child/adolescent conflict.
  • High risk child/adolescent behaviours.
  • Marital/couple relationship breakdown.
  • Step-family/blended family challenges.
  • Any other significant change or loss within the family resulting in a high degree of stress.

Family Intervention Program provides intensive, short-term counselling (up to six months) with the option of short-term follow-up sessions with a FIP Support Worker. If further counselling is required, a referral will be made to appropriate agencies or organizations.

Children Exposed to Violence Program:

The Children Exposed to Violence program offers individual counselling for children and youth, ages 5-18, who have been exposed to violence. The program also includes group counselling and classroom workshops.

Envision provides a safe and supportive environment where children and youth are free to express themselves. The Estevan office is equipped with a children’s therapy room for child-centered counselling.

The program aims to help with skill development, as well as assist in safety planning and identifying support networks. Counsellors provide education and resources on healthy relationships, the cycle of violence, and the effects of exposure to violence.

Counsellors can also provide parenting support for caregivers of children and youth who have been exposed to violence. Group services and counselling are offered free of charge.

Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Program:

Envision provides counselling and support to victims of abuse and violence.   Envision also offers help to parents, relatives, friends, or co-workers (secondary survivors).

80% of Envision clients come in for counselling as a result of non-physical abuse: emotional, verbal, sexual, or financial. Counselling is client-centred, offering support in areas of safety, empowerment, self-esteem, dealing with emotions, coping strategies, and problem solving.

Envision will see male and female individuals who have experienced abuse, presently or in their past. Specific issues relating to interpersonal violence and abuse include:

  • Family Violence
  • Older Person Abuse
  • Partner Abuse & Dating Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Harassment and Stalking
  • Counselling for Secondary Survivors: Helping  support someone in an abusive relationship

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Canadian Red Cross Society

Red Cross is here to help in Estevan & area!  Our mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.  We are guided by our seven fundamental principles: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity, and Universality.

You can count on us to:

  • Provide you with shelter, food, clothing and basic necessities for the first 72 hours after a disaster such as a house fire
  • Help you prepare for and recover from large-scale disasters such as floods and forest fires
  • Teach you and your children about respect, healthy relationships, and how to recognize, prevent, and respond to bullying
  • Teach your workplace about a healthy work environment
  • Teach your children how to make the world a better place one piece at a time
  • Teach you and your children First Aid, swimming lessons, and babysitting courses

 

Want to know more? Visit us online at www.redcross.ca/saskatchewan.  Follow us on twitter @RedCrossSK.  Call us at 306-721-1600.

 

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Canadian Paraplegic Association

Canadian Paraplegic Association (Saskatchewan) Inc’s mission is to assist people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance and full community participation.

Nationally, the Association began at the end of World War II when veterans returned home with varying degrees of paralysis.  These veterans wanted to carry on with their lives and return to their communities as contributing members of society.  A number of veterans mobilized and organized the Canadian Paraplegic Association in May 1945.

In 1964, CPA Saskatchewan was founded by a number of local veterans.

Today, we continue to provide rehabilitation services for people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities, and continue the tradition of members helping members through the Peer Support Program.

CPA’s core services are:

  • Peer Support
  • Rehabilitation Counselling
  • Vocational/Employment Counselling
  • Case Management
  • Information Services
  • Community Advocacy

For more information, please contact the CPA Regina Office, 3928 Gordon Road, Regina, SK  S4S 6Y3.

Phone:  (306) 584-0101 or email regina@canparaplegic.org

Visit us on the web at http://www.canparaplegic.org/sk

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CNIB

CNIB is the primary source of support, information and most importantly, hope for all Canadians affected by vision loss.  CNIB has been making a profound difference in the lives of Canadians since 1918.

Our mission is to be the leader in promoting vision health and enhancing independence for people with vision loss.  CNIB is a nationwide, community-based, registered charity committed to research, public education and the vision health of Canadians.  We provide services and support necessary to enjoy a good quality of life while living with vision loss.

CNIB strives to eliminate discrimination, exclusion and barriers to success.

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Agencies

This year funds have been allocated to 18 Agencies. Based on applications submitted to the United Way of Estevan by the Agencies, the Allocations Committee determines the annual goal.

Current Agencies are:

  1. CNIB
  2. Canadian Red Cross
  3. Creighton Lodge Trust Committee
  4. Envision Counselling & Support Centre Inc
  5. Estevan Area Home Care
  6. Estevan Area Literacy Group Inc
  7. Estevan Diversified Services Inc
  8. Estevan Family and Friends Inc
  9. Estevan Family Resource Centre
  10. Estevan Regional Nursing Home Auxiliary
  11. Muscular Dystrophy Canada
  12. St. Joseph’s Health Care Auxiliary
  13. St. Joseph’s Adult Day Program
  14. Saskatchewan Abilities Council
  15. Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan

 

  • Three community impact projects are:  Annual Day of Caring, Hillcrest Breakfast Club.

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Directors and Executive

Current Executive: President: Travis Frank 1st Vice President: Becca Foord 2nd Vice President: Melanie Graham Past President: Patrick Fisher Treasurer: Lynn Trobert Current Directors: Becca AndersonCourtney Cossette Roberta DeRosierLarry Elash Danny EwenBecca Foord Wendy GustafsonRobert Godfrey Melanie GrahamElizabeth Pinel Marian HuberKelly Janssen Jim KedgeDoug McDavid Mark PettittMary Renard Dawn SchellBrian Smith Shelly VerobaDavid Willberg

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About Us

The United Way of Estevan is in its 42nd year of fundraising by way of a telethon.

Every year in October, board members, volunteers and community members pull together with Access Communications and Golden West Radio to successfully reach their goal. We are proud to say that, all but twice in our history, we have been the first in Canada to reach our goal. As well, we are #1 in Saskatchewan per capita. We do not attribute this to the work of the Board, but to the generous people of our community.

Held at the Estevan Legion Hall, this 33 hour telethon is filled with local entertainment, from school groups to bands of all types, dancers, choirs, plus much more. There is even an occasional surprise from the United Way Board of Directors.

Volunteers for the telethon consist of members of our service clubs, students, youth and church groups, senior citizens, members of our professional and business community and our agencies. This one event pulls the community together as a whole, with one goal in mind-to raise money for our agencies.

Our Board of Directors is made up of approximately 24 volunteers. From this number, a President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President and Treasurer are elected, all of whom form the Executive Committee, along with the Past President.

Our committees consist of: Banking, Community Building, Entertainment, Facilities, Finance & Allocations, Food Services, Fundraising, History, Phones & Cameras, Public Relations, Production, Raffle and Security. The Board appoints a producer and co-producer who oversee the production of the Telethon.

 

Here are our most recent Financial Statements and Report:

Link to 2017 Financial Statements

Link to 2018 AGM Report

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