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

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!

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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!

Experience what Anago Means..

 

Celebrate our successes from 2014-2015!

The past year at Anago has just been a dream come true! There has been so much growth and accomplishment; we can’t wait to share with you all the excitement.

Each Division of Anago has so much to be thankful for and is anticipating so much more for the future! With help from the Community, Volunteers, Staff and Board members we made magic happen for everyone in our care and that is apart of our organization.

Please click the link below to see our progress and check back to see whats coming for the year ahead!

To me Anago means…..

2015 AGM

Our Focus for the Future at Anago

Anago is a not-for-profit association that has been serving London and surrounding communities for more than 50 years. Coming from the Greek language, the word Anago, literally translated means, “to lead from one place to a better place”. Founded on the belief that each individual has gifts to share, and differing abilities, not disabilities,  Anago has worked to establish positive, therapeutic relationships with the people they support.

Through this lens, and with the financial support of government, private, and corporate funding sources, Anago provides programs and services to female youth with concurrent mental health diagnosis, male youth in conflict with the law, and individuals with developmental disabilities who may also be medically fragile.

In conjunction with running a number of programs and initiatives to serve the community, Anago also operates a number of facilities throughout the region to serve its constituency. These facilities range from a Therapeutic Care Residence to Youth Detention Centres and multiple residential homes as well as Community Participation Support Programs to support people with mental health and/or developmental challenges.

Click the link below to learn more about our plans for changing our community, one heart at a time..

2013-2018 Strategic Plan

DID YOU KNOW THE ANAGO BOYS AT GENEST WON GOLD?

Our youth at Genest participated in an Educational Robotics Competition  hosted by Fanshawe College, through the Technology course they take.  In 2014/15 school year, Genest youth entered for the first time and won silver; in the 2015/16 school year, they won Gold!  Their participation in the competition was done creatively because all other schools actually attended and competed with demonstration in person, but because our youth cannot attend in person, they created “avatars” of themselves and then filmed themselves for the demonstrations while keeping their identities confidential.

Congratulations!!!

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Anago’s Extreme Bedroom Makeover Becomes a Reality!

May 1, 2, and 3, 2015, a group of AMAZING people participated in the Extreme Bedroom Makeover for our 11 girls at the Anago Parkhill Therapeutic Residence.  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 their 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!

You see, for these girls, many times the adults in their lives have let them down and broken promises.  Through this project, we have shown the girls the community kept its promise, and we really care. 

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.”  Please enjoy the following video clip of the BIG REVEAL.  For more videos leading up to the reveal, check out our Facebook.

The Big Reveal……Sunday, May 3, 2015 – Anago’s Extreme Bedroom Makeover Event

Anago’s Extreme Bedroom Makeover  – 11 Girls – 11 Bedrooms

A Safe Night, a Good Night?

You see, for girls who have faced violence and abuse, the bedroom can be a place filled with memories of neglect and abuse evoking memories of fear and pain. Now imagine them walking into this bedroom laid out with brand new blankets, decorated in a colour she likes, and being told this is your new home until you sort out your problems.”

 imagesCACWV9J7 Soon to be a reality!!!!  May 1st, 2nd , and 3rd  (over 3 short days) a team of community volunteers and supporters are pulling out all the stops to transform 11 Bedrooms for the 11 Girls  in Anago’s care at the Parkhill Residence.  This Power Angel Project, launched by Cynthia O’Neill, President and CEO High Altitude Thinking Inc., has generated an incredible amount of community support.  There’s still time to show your support by volunteering or making a financial contribution by clicking on the star on the right. Keep Reading…

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