Dec 12
A Home Share Contractor Wins $1000 from our AIL Referral Program
12 Dec, 2018. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Alisha Lundgren-Drinkwater
Congratulations Elizabeth Bauden, lucky winner of $1000 from our Assisted Independent Living (AIL) Referral Program in 2018! The AIL Department very much appreciates the contractors who have taken the time to refer their friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours to our program. Contractors receive a $25 bonus when they refer someone to the AIL program and they successfully apply. If the referee completes their application and a client is successfully placed in the home, the contractor receives a $300 bonus. For every contractor who refers someone that completes their application and successfully has a client placed in their home, we enter…
Nov 15
Freedom and Liberty’s 10 Year Anniversary
15 Nov, 2018. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Alisha Lundgren-Drinkwater
A million thanks to the following individuals/organizations who contributed to the success of both Liberty and Freedom’s recent 10 year anniversaries parties.  Prizes from Amorosa Restaurant, Landmark New West, Landmark Guildford Centre, Guildford Mall, Zenny MacDonell, Arthur Lee, Anna Ha, Strive Living for gift certificates Grand Central Consignment in New West who treated us to an afternoon tea/shopping event to help us prepare for this special night. Blanche McDonald students (Josie West and Irene Chin) who donated their time in beautifying both Liberty tenants and staff. Raj Sushil who contributed to our champagne toasts. Our lovely volunteers for the nights:…
Nov 15
A Painting for Strive Centre Vancouver
15 Nov, 2018. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Alisha Lundgren-Drinkwater
This painting was created by a Strive Centre Vancouver participant. He expressed that his artwork is part of his healing journey and wishes to remain anonymous. Below is a dedication in his own words. Dedication: I have an Acquired Brain Injury and have struggled to find proper services since 2010. In 2016 I heard about the Strive Centre and my friend Dana had come here with me to help me find better services. Although we all suffer differing effects of our head injuries, it is the staff at the Strive Centre who have shown me the most compassion and understanding of…
Aug 21
Listen to Strive’s 2018 Acquired Brain Injury BBQ Guest Speakers
21 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Alisha Lundgren-Drinkwater
Strive held its annual ABI Awareness BBQ in June. Despite the downpour, over 100 people braved the weather, socialized, and had lunch at Queen's Park, New Westminster. Guest speakers, Shannon Vrsnik, Director of Assisted Independent Living and Jennifer Burgmann, an inspiring brain injury survivor and advocate stole the show. Jennifer is part of our Assisted Independent Living program and resides with a home share provider. We wish to take this opportunity to thank both speakers and everyone who helped organize this highly successful event. Tune in to Shannon's speech here. Jennifer's story can be listened to here. Looking forward to…
Aug 21
Strive Celebrates its 30th Anniversary on Grouse Mountain
21 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Alisha Lundgren-Drinkwater
Strive celebrated in style at the top of Grouse Mountain. Close to 250 individuals, employees, family members, and home share providers attended. It was a celebration to remember, and the best part was having all facets of Strive together to enjoy the occasion.  Founded in 1988 by a Psychologist and Social Worker with the shared belief that even the most challenging individuals could live successfully in the community, Strive began as a modest group home for three young adults with developmental disabilities from the former Woodlands Hospital. Today, Strive serves individuals, not only adults with developmental disabilities, but also children, youth, and…
Apr 9
Join Strive at its Annual Acquired Brain Injury Awareness BBQ
9 Apr, 2018. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Alisha Lundgren-Drinkwater
Join us on Wednesday, June 13th for our annual ABI Awareness BBQ! This fun, inclusive, and free event takes place in New Westminster from 12 pm to 3 pm in Queen’s Park. This is a community celebration that includes food, music, games, and special guest speakers. We aspire to bring together community members in the Lower Mainland affected by acquired brain injury for a diverse social gathering and celebration. This event also increases public awareness of ABI by offering interactive information, speakers, and the opportunity to meet people living with acquired brain injuries. Food options include hot dogs, veggie dogs, fruit, and veggies. Games include…