LAUNCHING DREAMS INTO REALITY
Karis Support Society offers our participant’s recovery focused counselling, programming and support. Part of transitioning back into society is visualizing a future beyond addiction.
Launched in April 2017, the Dream Project aims to inspire, support and equip women as they move through the stages of recovery and aims to help women to live a life that is capable of so much more than they believed possible for themselves.
The Dream Project idea was introduced to Karis by Janice Taylor, founder of Mazu Family and the author of Wisdom. Soul. Startup. Janice graciously donated the proceeds from the launch of her book to Karis Support Society and her passion for helping women in recovery was ignited. At the launch event our ladies were given the opportunity to share their stories of tragedy and triumph.
Over the past year the Dream Project has facilitated and supported many of our ladies in their search for self. Our success stories include:
- Facilitating the recording of an aspiring singers original song
- Realizing one woman’s dream to speak publically about addiction where she had the opportunity to address students at KLO Middle School
- Facilitating a participants dream to take a ‘soul trip’ to Alaska
- Helping one participant to further her knowledge on caring for her autistic son by funding a course on autism
- Supporting an aspiring artist to have her own showing at Metro Community’s Red Couch Art Gallery
- Supporting a participants dream to become a fitness trainer by providing micro loans for her courses and exams
WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN THE DREAM PROJECT?
The Dream Project sessions involve bringing in guest speakers on topics that interest or inspire our women.
We are always looking for inspirational, educational and motivational speakers as well as a focus on caring for self. This year we would love to offer our participants experiential activities which get them out in the community, these would include things like hiking, adventure courses, boating and photography.
If you are interested in learning more about the Dream Project and how you can get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the program.
Areas of focus for 2 of our Aftercare ladies for 2018
- Humanitarian Trip to Nepal: Realizing C’s life-long dream to visit a children’s home in Nepal.
- Studies & Bursaries: Helping L to go back to school however she needs bursary funding to help her realize this dream.
The Dream Project by Geri Pauls, co-executive Director of Karis