Entries by Brandi Beckett

5 Free or Low-Cost Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

The state of mental health in the country is alarming. According to the CDC, around 1 in 5 adults experiences mental illness, while 1 in 25 adults is diagnosed with a serious condition like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Unfortunately, while these conditions are manageable, pursuing treatment for them can be difficult. Across the board, not […]

Lean Caregiving: Achieving More With Less in the Caregiving Journey

Guest blog post done by: Hal Salazar, Elders Today For caregivers operating within the constraints of limited financial resources, the challenge of providing care can often feel doubly burdensome. This reality, however, does not diminish the possibility of managing caregiving responsibilities with effectiveness and grace. For those navigating the caregiving landscape on a low income, […]

Press Release: Community Foundations – Featuring Penticton Access Centre

Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund supports pandemic recovery of South Okanagan Similkameen organizations.   Penticton BC: Community service organizations in the South Okanagan Similkameen have received a boost to their pandemic recovery through the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund. The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen was responsible for delivering […]

Success Story: Community Advocacy

Written by Donna Ashcroft and Brittney Taylor, Oliver Community Advocates “Adrian was faced with mental and physical health issues & a housing crisis, and he contacted our outreach office at The Access Centre for support. The most urgent issue was a landlord dispute & legal advocacy to not lose his RV pad rental. Due to […]

Success Story: Family Law Program

Written by David Desautels, Family Law Advocate ** names have been changed to protect privacy** Maria is married to Floyd, and they have two boys under 12 years old. Maria and Floyd had a good marriage until Floyd became aggressive and started to act erratically. It came to a point where Maria no longer felt […]