A Welcome Distraction

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Arrabon House

Quiet the world through art and a book.

There are many sounds in the world we could all do without – a poorly played violin, racoons fighting in the middle of the night (it’s similar to a piercing scream), or a Zoom call with no mute control.   But, at the top of the list, I’m sure we can all agree, is the whining of an “I’m soooo boored” child. (insert hand down emoji)

Well, it’s not just the kids who are bored these days.  The residents of Arrabon House, a group home to women aged 13-19, are struggling with the monotony of social isolation.  Many of these youths have experienced trauma and are dealing with mental health issues.  As social distancing becomes the norm, boredom and isolation won’t let up any time soon.  They need a distraction to pandemic life in a big way.

How you can help

We’re pooling funds for a $25 Indigo gift card for each resident at Arrabon House to purchase a new book.  We’re also putting the call out to all art-loving neighbours interested in donating art supplies like craft paper, paints, brushes, canvases, yarn etc to Arrabon House.  Help be the quiet in a pandemic storm for these young adults.

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$35.00 of $200.00 target

2 Troopers contributed

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This need is open until:
July 23, 2020
14 days left

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More Details: Arrabon House

Arrabon House offers counselling, mentoring, and life skills coaching to young women, including youth who are transitioning, between the ages of 13-24. Their 24-hour residential program is offered to women and those who identify as female between the ages of 13-19 in the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto. Many of their residents are survivors of abuse, trauma, and mental health challenges. Through a safe, healing environment, they empower these youth to grow to their full potential and ease their transition into adulthood and independent living.

Arrabon is a Greek word that signifies a promise of new things to come, of hope. Which is exactly what they provide for the hundreds of youth who walk through their doors every year.
29 Wilson Park Road, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3B6

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