Your Support Helps Children and Families Thrive

Every year Lutherwood helps to strengthen the lives of more than 19,600 individuals in our community and give them hope for their futures. Since the money to serve them is not fully provided by our government partners, the Lutherwood Child and Family Foundation cultivates relationships within our community to generate additional financial resources, raise awareness and develop facilities to better serve those supported by Lutherwood.

Gifts to the foundation primarily support Lutherwood’s children’s mental health services, which provide a range of preventative and therapeutic programs, to help children, youth and their families cope with social, emotional and behavioural challenges. Additionally, donations fund prevention services, such as Safe Haven Youth Services and Housing Services for families at risk of homelessness.

With your help we can make sure that all children and families are supported to achieve hopeful futures. An investment today can result in considerable savings for our community tomorrow.

How You Can Help

2023 In Sight BCMH photo
Meeting People Where They Are
Last year, Lutherwood’s Brief Community Mental Health (BCMH) Services helped 364 children and youth who are struggling with their mental health but are not accessing mental health supports and whose needs are not identified as urgent. Working in partnership with local medical clinics, BCMH services offer short-term coaching and treatment support including coordination with other community services to help improve the mental wellness of children, youth and their families. One hundred percent of last year’s feedback indicates that progress was made to support client needs and goals. Thanks to the generous support of RBC, these services have been operating since 2019 and are available through medical clinics across Waterloo Region including Langs Community Health Centre, Two Rivers Family Health Team and Sanctuary Refugee Health Centre.
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Wagner Livock Heffner Car
Thank you Wagner, Livock & Associates!
On behalf of the Lutherwood Child and Family Foundation, thank you Wagner, Livock & Associates Financial Services Inc. and Heffner Motors LTD for helping us secure a new vehicle for our Children’s Mental Health Centre. Your generous support will help children and youth with transportation to medical appointments and community outings right here in the Waterloo Region!
Steps For Kids 2022 Participants
Steps for Kids Raises over $105K!
Between May 1-7, the community stepped up to recognize children’s mental health week and participate in Lutherwood’s annual Steps for Kids fundraiser. Thanks to the support from participants, donors and staff, more than $105,000 was raised! This helps fuel our programming and ensure more kids can access mental health care when they need it most.
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How your Gifts Help

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Success Stories

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Lutherwood Child & Family Foundation Registered Charity #: 10765 0194 RR 0001