Introduced by Dave Andrews, Shannon started per presentation by thanking Rotary and our club for our work in the community.  Her son gained his sense of safety from the Kids Safety Village. 

Durham Youth Services assist youth with homelessness.  In 2008, local lawyer, Joanne Dutka recognized need for emergency shelter and Joanne’s Youth Emergency Shelter was started, now Durham Youth Services.

Three areas of focus define Durham Youth Services:  Prevention is ideal, to reconnect family, for the family to be together; support is available for youth and parents.  Rapid Housing, emergency shelter at Joanne’s; you deserve this over a shelter.  Stabilization - Durham Youth Services have a short term grant to assist with mental health wellness. The goal is to finally be in a home and finish school. Wait lists at some facilities is several years.  Transitional Housing is an option for some and Toronto Condo Staging & Design are amazing to provide assistance with furnishings.

7 clients possess a drug dependency as well as suffering from mental illness.  There is no time limit to assisting that is available

Any Questions: how many staff?   24.   Some clients show the empathy, passion and drive to be future employees of Durham Youth Services.  When credentials are obtained, employment is considered.  It is difficult to determine how many homeless there are in our city but 284 shelters are available.

For more info, please be sure to go to:

David Penney thanked our Guest Speaker

President Linda closed the meeting at 8:00 pm.



JULY 12 – Fellowship Event – Rotary At The Movies – Cineplex Odeon 7 pm  – 1351 Grandview Street North, Oshawa, ON, L1K 0G1. Premiere showing of Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning. Tickets are only $15 pp. Register and pay Dave Andrews ASAP. Dinner at a restaurant is being planned first by Sue – Thank you Sue..

JULY 18 – Regular Weekly Meeting 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM . Oshawa Golf Club   

                                                            - Speaker: James Meloche, Chief Executive Officer –

                                                              Community Care Durham

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JULY 20 – Bingo at the Red Barn – 11 AM – Robbie L, Dave P, Ted M, Brady B

JULY 25 – Regular Weekly Meeting – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM .

                                                            - NO MEETING AT OSHAWA GOLF CLUB

                                                             SPOUSES NIGHT – at Canadian Brewhouse

JULY 29 – Bingo at the Red Barn – 11 AM – Hilda F, Lennis T , Dave A, and Al F

AUG  1 –  Regular Weekly Meeting – – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM . Oshawa Golf Club   

                                                            - Speaker: ­­­­­Darryl Rancourt (RC Whitby Sunrise and Director

                                                               at Durham Outlook for the Needy)  (formerly St Vincent’s Kitchen)

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AUG 22 - Regular Weekly Meeting 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM . Oshawa Golf Club   

                                                            NO MEETING AT OSHAWA GOLF CLUB

                                                             SPOUSES NIGHT

AUG 29 - Regular Weekly Meeting 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM .

                                                        - Speaker: Jennifer French, MPP Oshawa –

                                                                Her Annual Address for our Rotary Club

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