What’s New at New Directions?
At New Directions, we work hard to help individuals supported by our programs. Find out all the great stuff our staff and the individuals we support have been up to this past month!
Teragy Program Receives Wheelchair Van
Good things come to those who wait!
Our Adult Day Services Program, Teragy, was lucky enough to receive a new wheelchair van this month!
The van, (name TBD) is equipped with all the bells and whistles, including a Bluetooth system, backup camera, electric ramp, and leather seats, so everyone will be riding in style!
This van will allow Teragy to accommodate more than one wheelchair at a time, as they have several individuals they support that use wheelchairs. The ramp also allows for easier access in and out of the van for folks with mobility issues.
Make sure to wave when you see the Teragy crew cruising the streets of Winnipeg!
Agape Table Feeding Individuals and Families
Since June 2021, Agape Table has been donating boxes of food for individuals and families in our Service Areas.
To date, these donations have helped over 270 individuals and families in our programs get access to healthy food.
Thanks Agape Table! You are #AgapeAwesome
Check them out at: https://www.agapetable.ca/
FASD Family Support Staff Speak at U of M
A member of our FASD Family Support, Education, and Counselling Program delivered a presentation to 24 students in the FASD and Other Neurodiverse Conditions in the Classroom course at the University of Manitoba earlier this month.
CEO Guest Stars on Community Podcast
Our CEO, Dr. Jennifer Frain was a guest on the Community of Big Hearts Podcast with hosts Stu and Damian.
You can listen to the full episode here
Adult Day Services Expanding Capacity
All six of our Adult Day Services programs were required to lower their capacity for individuals to comply with public health orders because of Covid-19. Now that restrictions are loosening, our programs are allowed to operate with 60 per cent capacity, and are continuing to assess the needs of individuals and their needs to return to the program.