Cornwall Standard Freeholder
23 September 2010
By Erika Glasberg [email protected]
CORNWALL – Cornwall now offers a place for adult survivors of child abuse to receive help through mentors.
The new Adult Community Healing Resource Centre will open it’s doors on October 1, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, open house and special guest speakers.
The project was spearheaded by adult survivors of childhood abuse, some of whom were part of the Cornwall Public Inquiry.
“Sometimes, we need someone who has been through the same problem to help you through your journey,” said Lisa Montroy, Adult Community Resource Centre.
The open house will feature: a performance by Blue Corn Drummers who will be playing in a Drumming Circle, special guest Aboriginal Elder Grandma, Irene Lindsay, who will be performing a ritual opening and closing ceremony,words by Mayor, Bob Kilger and other guest speakers.
The centre is open to adults (16+) who have experienced childhood abuse. It will offer a mentorship program which will help people who haven’t had much help in the community or have run into roadblocks.
Speakers who have suffered from child abuse and are living with it as adults will be brought in to speak about their issues and how they got through it.
“It’s survivors helping survivors,” Montroy said.
The drop-in centre will be open from Tuesday to Thursday with designated days for women, men, youths, families and co-ed from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 125 Amelia St. (at the back of the building).
For more information, please call (613) 932-1755 Ext. 21.