Leslie’s Story – Adjusting to a New Reality

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Mar 1, 2019, 11:46 AM

Until 2014, Leslie was a busy fisherman and painter in the northern BC community of Prince Rupert. He was often found on one of his boats, until an accident changed his life.

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Three Friends Join Forces To Make A Difference

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Jan 31, 2019, 3:55 PM

​This week I had the pleasure of meeting three volunteers who are working as Friendship-Based Mentors for newcomers through the Community Connections program. Maureen, Janice and Connie, jointly mentor a family who is new to Canada and now living here in Abbotsford.

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Christmas Season a Testament to Community Generosity

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Jan 10, 2019, 3:27 PM

ACS programs and clients are thankful for the support of so many local businesses and individuals throughout the holiday season. We couldn't have done it without you!

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50 Years of Christmas Cheer

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Dec 5, 2018, 9:44 AM

From 70 families served in 1968 to 573 families served in 2017. We're so thankful for our generous community who has made the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau a success all these years.

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Prospera Supports Youth through Youth Angel Tree Project and Donation

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Dec 3, 2018, 3:49 PM

​Prospera Credit Union is once again coordinating gifts for disadvantaged youth through the Youth Angel Tree Project. Now in its seventh year, the Young Angel Tree Project makes wishes come true for local youth.

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Communities in Bloom

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Nov 22, 2018, 3:51 PM

Generous donation from Communities in Bloom!

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​A Mother’s Struggle to Save Her Son from Gang Life

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Nov 20, 2018, 9:40 AM

“That Could Have Been My Son.” She was a newcomer to Canada who arrived as a young bride and moved in with her large, multi-generational family. But her “new life” has had its share of challenges for Surjit* and her family. With the help of ACS programs like In It Together, Surjit now has hope, and her son has a future that too many other young men caught up in the gang conflict have been denied.

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Danielle Miller shares Brave Story

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Nov 13, 2018, 9:15 AM

Don't miss Danielle Miller's important story of how a Crime Victim Assistance Program was able to help her.

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Claudia – From a Mexican Circus to Living in Canada

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Oct 19, 2018, 2:11 PM

Claudia's life has been full of challenges. Learn how she is overcoming them with the support of the Food Bank and dreams for the future.

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From Abuse and Addiction to New Career Opportunities

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Oct 18, 2018, 12:04 PM

John* finally feels like there are people who care for him and he’s on the path to sustainable employment with the support of his partner, treatment program and AbbotsfordWORKS.

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