As the holiday season approaches, people and organizations have started to bring their A-game to spread cheer and happiness.
As a way of giving back and supporting individuals in the community, Dorset Pier Mental Health, a private practice that caters to the mental health needs of the Thunder Bay community, have begun their holiday cheer by providing some holiday gifts and meals to the community.
Started last March, by Danielle Rider, the Dorset Pier Mental Health provides short and long-term therapy services to any demographic, no matter the age, gender, sexual orientation. They open their doors to providing care to families, couples, individuals, children, and for anyone that walks through those doors. For those who can’t, they provide virtual services, and have created a safe space and the strength to encourage your own personal growth and development.
Spreading the holiday cheer
“We are offering these as our way of giving back and supporting individuals in our community; we know how challenging the last few years have been and want to help in our own way. Although the holidays can be a joyous time for people, they also tend to be very difficult and challenging. Our hope is that these small gestures will ease some of the stress and burden people feel during the holiday season,” says Rider.
As they gear up for Christmas and the holidays, they are making and distributing twenty stockings, for which they are taking sign ups starting Dec. 1.
Details for the registration:
Sign up for these are on Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. via telephone at 333-0896
People who successfully signed up would then get emailed a form (it will ask for age, interest, etc. of the child) and we would need it back by Dec. 10.
We would then offer for them to be picked up or delivered on the 22nd or 23rd.
Following which, they are arranging for a Christmas dinner in a box, with 10 dinner offers.
Sign up for these are on Dec. 1st at 10 a.m. via telephone at 333-0896
Each box will have a turkey, potatoes, bag of carrots, box of stuffing, cranberry sauce, a turkey pan, gravy pack and baking. We would then offer for them to be picked up or delivered on the 22nd or 23rd.
“Although we are a private clinic, we feel that giving back and supporting our community in other ways is equally important and we do this through our incorporated Not for Profit. Historically, we have offered funded counseling sessions for individuals as well as ran awareness events. Our hope is that we can continue to offer things like this again in the New Year and moving forward,” Rider adds.