For over 50 years, Anago’s philosophy has been to establish positive therapeutic relationships with supported individuals. Anago focuses on a person’s gifts and believes that everyone has different abilities not disabilities. Anago serves female youth in need of protection, male youth in conflict with the law, and individuals with developmental disabilities who may also be medically fragile.

The word “Anago” comes from Greek language. “Ana” means “to redo something, to improve on it.” Ago is the verb “to lead.” Anago, literally translated means “to lead from one place to a better place.”



WHAT'S NEW AT ANAGO

Newstalk 1290 CJBK Interview with Ken Steeves – After the Climb

Thank you so much for everyone’s support for the Climb for Kids with Ken Steeves.  With the donations, the online support and hard work from Ken, himself! We are so proud of your accomplishment!  We loved seeing our flag at the top of the mountain!

Here about the experiences that Ken encountered, when he talked with Ken Eastwood and Lisa Brandt from 1290 CJBK Radio Interview 

 

Mount Killamanjaro

 

If you are interested in taking the climb yourself, Contact Tusker Trail Adventures

Laugh Out Loud – Comedy for a Cause

Join the Power of the Purse fundraiser of Comedy for a Cause.

All net proceeds will be going towards the second stage in our Power Angels  Extreme Make Over

initiative to renovate the bathrooms at APR!

Comedy for a Cause

Sponsors for the event:

Davis Martindale

Davis Martindale

Click Future Digital Agency

Click Future Digital Agency

Condotta

Condotta Visual Media

 

 

Thank you AM980 – Interview with Ken Steeves

A well-known London Police officer is gearing up to climb Africa’s highest mountain to raise money to help troubled youth.

Detective Constable Ken Steeves will be making the trek up Mount Kilimanjaro next week alongside seven others, and leaves for Tanzania on Saturday.

Click here for the interview- AM980 Interview

Anago Resources Board of Directors

Anago is looking for volunteer board members to participate on an engaged and dynamic board.  Anago builds stronger communities by helping at risk and vulnerable youth and adults through critical transitions in their lives with a focus on community justice, mental health and developmental disability services. Our vision is to provide a safe and inclusive environment that inspires individuals to realize their own potential resulting in a resilient and vibrant community.

Anago is looking for committed community members to serve on a friendly and very well-functioning policy-governance board, providing assistance and direction to the Executive Director.  The Board is currently seeking applicants with experience in one or more of the following areas:

*        law
*        labour relations
*        clinical
*        bilingual (French and English)
*        lived experience
*       quality improvement

Prior experience as a Board member is not required but is considered a strong asset.  Mentorship and orientation is provided for new Board members. Board members are expected to attend monthly meetings, committee meetings, events and fundraising activities.

Please apply with a cover letter and resume to the Board Development Committee at sarahlagrove@hotmail.com

Anago’s Power Project – Wish Party

Power Project Angels  2017-4  Care Packages

Eleven young woman, overjoyed on December 22, 2016, after the Power Angel Santas arrived to brighten their lives!!  This Christmas Surprise was once again the highlight of the year, seeing the girls’ faces light up as they opened their amazing packages, filled with PJ’s, Robes, slippers, pillows, sheet sets, blankets, journals, Indigo Gift Cards and stockings filled with all types of goodies!  In addition to all of this, they each received a bean bag chair for their rooms!!!|  There are so many wonderful community members to thank for making Christmas dreams comes true each year!  Cynthia O’Neill leads this magical initiative, rallying so many wonderful people and sharing the story of Anago and what care and support

There are so many wonderful community members to thank for making Christmas dreams comes true each year!  Cynthia O’Neill leads this magical initiative, rallying so many wonderful people and sharing the story of Anago and what kind of care and support are provided there.

This year, an event was planned, called the Power Angel Wish Project, held at KnitStich, graciously hosted by Suzanne French.  A big thank-you to Pop Up Stores – Parklane Jewellery with Amy Longhorn, Do Terra Essential Oils with Cate O’Neill and Cathy Brown Swanton and RE/United Design with Mary Downs.  Thank-you so much to the immense amount of support and love sent through donations of items on the Wish List and monetary donations made by; Theresa Matthews, Mary Downs, Mary Jane Symonette, Terry Morrisey, Patricia Ferries, Karen Moffatt, Nancy Watson, Deb Shaver, Joy Cowell, Lisa McMillan,  Jennifer Grant, Karen Dalton, Jane Engels, Joyce Day, Brenda Walton, Diane Cooper, Peggy Brenneman, Stephanie

Thank-you so much to the immense amount of support and love sent through donations of items on the Wish List and monetary donations made by; Theresa Matthews, Mary Downs, Mary Jane Symonette, Terry Morrisey, Patricia Ferries, Karen Moffatt, Nancy Watson, Deb Shaver, Joy Cowell, Lisa McMillan,  Jennifer Grant, Karen Dalton, Jane Engels, Joyce Day, Brenda Walton, Diane Cooper, Peggy Brenneman, Stephanie Legdon and the many, many other beautiful angels who were part of this project.  Hearts like yours support our young women to feel part of their community and loved like they should be!  On behalf of the staff and girls at Anago Parkhill Therapeutic Care Residence, we thank you and wish you the merriest of holidays and

Hearts like yours support our young women to feel part of their community and loved like they should be!  On behalf of the staff and girls at Anago Parkhill Therapeutic Care Residence, we thank you and wish you the merriest of holidays and 2017 filled with love, laughter, and friendship!

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Paparella’s People Interview with Ken Steeves

 

There is so much excitement building for the January Climb for Kids with Ken Steeves. He has been working hard to collect donations not for the journey itself but for the young men at the King Street Detention Centre and Genest Detention Centre in London.

Here is the clip with CTV News:    CTV Video Clip

Any amount you are able to donate will support Anago with providing more opportunities for these young males in hopes that they too can get on the right track in life and conquer any mountains they are faced with.

To Donate Click here —>   GoFundMe 

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Climb for Kids Interview with CJBK1290

 

The fundraising has begun!

Ken, friends and family are working hard to gain awareness about the January Climb for Kids on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Ken was offered an opportunity to speak with Lisa Brandt and Ken Eastwood from CJBK about the Climb for Kids.

Click the link to hear the interview.

Constable Ken Steeves with Ken and Lisa September 1

To Donate to :

https://www.gofundme.com/mountkili-anago 

Climbing for Kids

Our Board Member Ken Steeves is raising money for Anago!

Join Us in sharing the message and Follow the Adventure!

This Article was featured in OurLondon

To Donate Click Here –> https://www.gofundme.com/mountkili-anago

Our London Photo

Imagine being raised in an environment where you do not feel safe at home – some, most or all of the time. Imagine the one(s) you turn to in time of need not being there when you need them most. I was raised in a similar atmosphere where both of my parents struggled with alcohol. Almost every weekend, they turned to alcohol and it often times got violent. When sober, they were amazing! When intoxicated…not so much so. (As an aside, my mother passed away a number of years ago from cancer and I’m proud to say my dad for several years now rarely consumes alcohol!) I am not perfect, but I was fortunate to find what I consider the right paths in life. Unfortunately, many in similar and varying related circumstances do not. Being a police officer in London, Ontario, I sadly see the results of this far too often.

I am currently a board member for a wonderful non-profit organization that provides young males who’ve found themselves in conflict with the law, opportunities to learn that life does not have to continue down this path. Anago operates both King Street Detention Centre and Genest Detention Centre in London (among services for other vulnerable individuals within London and other surrounding communities) and strives to provide a safe and therapeutic environment for all. www.anago.on.ca

A couple years ago, I had a life-changing experience after my wife paid for a skydive for me (silly me for mentioning I’d like to try it ). Jumping from a plane 8000′ in the sky (and surviving), made the inspirational statement of “being able to do anything you want in life” a reality for me. After that, I thought “what next?”! After meeting a couple people who had climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, I then started thinking about tackling the challenge. With the support and encouragement of my wife, I committed to the challenge of climbing and summiting the 19,341′ high mountain in Africa…in January 2017.

Realizing that we’re all faced with many mountains throughout our lives – some more difficult to climb than others – I am incorporating this fundraising initiative with my climb for Mount Kilimanjaro. Any amount you are able to donate will support Anago with providing more opportunities for these young males in hopes that they too can get on the right track in life and conquer any mountains they are faced with.

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With appreciation,
Ken Steeves
Twitter: @Lifesgood911

 

Anago (Non) Residential Resources Inc. is a registered charity with Canada Revenue Agency (charitable registration #: 11908 0422 RR0001). A tax receipt will be provided for any donation exceeding $20 upon request and receipt of your full name and mailing address. Please send request to info@anago.on.ca.

http://www.ourlondon.ca/news-story/6814932-london-cop-ready-to-climb-for-the-kids/

Anago (Non) Residential Resources, Inc. Annual Report 2015-2016

Anago Resources  invites our members, supporters and the community to read our Annual Report for the 2015-2016 year.  Called  “Leading from one place to a better place”. Read a note from our Board of Directors and Executive Director and find out what we have been up to!

Annual Report PDF 2015-2016

Thank you to everyone for your support and look forward to the continued growth!

Duck March for Children’s Mental Health

Anago, Genest Detention Centre is a secure detention/custody facility for male youth. We strive to provide a safe and therapeutic environment for all. It has truly transcended to ALL over the years. This video is of our “Momma Duck”. She has been coming to Genest for the past six years to nest. She has hatched 7 nests of ducklings in one of our flowerboxes, surrounded by our facility.

Every year, we have a ‘duck migration’ in which we have all the youth in our facility assist to walk the ducks from the courtyard, through the school hallway to our outside yard, so they can make their way to the pond a couple doors down. This year, Momma Duck hatched her ducklings just prior to Children’s Mental Health week and so we had a “Duck March for Children’s Mental Health

 

Please Welcome to the Team!!!

The Board of Directors of Anago (Non) Residential Resources Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathryn Eggert as our new Executive Director. Kathryn comes to Anago with over 25 years of senior executive experience with several not-for-profit and public sector organizations. She has demonstrated ability in engaging staff, Board members and volunteers in achieving strategic goals and positioning organizations as collective partners in shaping a community-wide service system. Ken Steeves, Chair of the Board of Directors, said “at this time when service system change is so critical in responding to children and family needs, we feel Kathryn Eggert is the ideal leader for Anago to effectively participate in transforming service delivery in Southwestern Ontario.”

Anago has provided quality services across Southwestern Ontario for over 55 years. Anago operates the Parkhill Therapeutic Residence for girls, secure and open custody detention facilities in London and community and residential facilities for individuals with developmental disabilities in London, Middlesex and Huron counties. Anago provides these services through dedicated staff and volunteers under contract with the Ministries of Children and Youth Services and Community and Social Services.

We look forward to Kathryn Eggert joining our team as we remain committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment that inspires individuals to realize their own potential, resulting in a resilient and vibrant community.

Yours truly,

The Board of Directors of Anago (Non) Residential Resources Inc.

Ken Steeves, Chair Ray Won Barb Martin Candace Miller, Vice-Chair David Collens Michelle Kelln Lisa Taylor, Secretary/Treasurer Sarah Lagrove

Wrapping Paper, Tissue & Bows! Connects Care’s Holiday Wrapping Campaign

The Connect Centre provides day supports for individuals with developmental challenges in our community so that the participants can attend volunteer positions, music therapy, art therapy, learn valuable life skills and so much more.

This year we getting everyone involved and listening to the best songs of the season.  We wanted to help you and have all of your holiday packages wrapped for you to put under the tree and support a not for profit agency at the same time.  The Connect Centre of Anago Resources Inc. is offering a custom gift wrapping service this holiday season to assist your busy life. We even provided references from our pilot project last year!

Its not to late to call us today for more information including wrap options, prices and to book your gift wrapping order –  Connect Centre at 519-235-4275  or 519-235-4275.


We were happy to have a sponsor come aboard to provide gift wrapping, bows and ribbons from Scott and Amanda Hoffman Regal Gifts representatives from Goderich. THANK YOU so much for adding so much more beauty to the gifts!!  Hoffman Regal Gifts

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Anago’s OBC Summer Experience Program

The venture all began during Anago’s OBC Summer Experience Program, when OBC Course Director, Kathleen Gurski introduced the girls to her personal passion, wakeboarding!  This sparked such interest in the girls, Kathleen knew she needed to go further than telling them about the sport, but letting them see it first hand.  In addition, introducing them to some of the best female athletes in the sport!  Kathleen quickly began sharing her “Anago” experience with those involved in the sport of Wakeboarding and the amazing owners of Windmill Lake Wake and Eco Park in Bayfield (also one of her favorite places to train).

The ball began rolling quickly and on August 27th, 2015, an incredible day was planned where the girls at APR could get in the water, face their fears, and experience the moment of great pride when they stood up behind that cable and succeeded!   This memorable day was made possible by the following generous supporters;   Kristyna Mracek, Rachel McLucky, Abby Taddei, and Kathleen Gurski, donating the cost of the activity fees at Windmill Lake, Jenn Pate and Windmill Lake donated all rental costs, Bryan Pady of Pady Sales who donated beautiful Billabong Purses for each girl participating, Vitamin Water, donating cases of Vitamin Water.

We thank these wonderful people for providing and sharing in a day filled with cheering, laughter and encouragement!

Wakeboarding group (1)

 

To learn more about Windmill Lake Click the link —>Windmill Lake

 

Parkhill Gazette – Outward Bound Experience

Thank you so much to the Parkhill Gazette for the great article. We love sharing the news of Anago’s Outward Bound Program for the residents of Parkhill.  Thank you to all the community sponsors and everyone that has made this summer so special for the girls!

Click the link below to Read more about the program. —->Parkhill Gazette

To me Anago means…Extreme Bedroom Makeover Video!

It’s all been leading up to this! We are so happy to share with you the true reflection of what Anago means and the movement we have created.   From May 1-3, 2015, 11 bedrooms were painted, filled with new furniture, and adorned with accessories.

This would not have been possible without the outpouring of support from the community. THANK YOU to all for donating your time, money, and resources to make this a reality for the girls. We have truly helped change their lives! A very special thank you to Cynthia O’Neill, CEO of High Altitude Thinking and her team of Power Angels!

 

The girls were blown away by the rooms; they cried, they screamed, they jumped on the beds, and one girl cried, “I’ve never had a bedroom before.”

The Image Room Makeover is slated for completion in Fall 2015.

Join us in helping these girls gain the strength and skills to rebuild their self esteem and self worth. We are fundraising for the program and it needs your help! We need $10, 000 to help carry out and grow this program.

Send us a message! Donate through our website!  Volunteer your time!

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