Naloxone Saves Lives
Pathways is now a registered Take Home Naloxone Site. If you need a kit or would like training in the use of Naloxone please contact us at 250.492.0400 and a staff member will be happy to arrange a kit or training.
KIT ELIGIBILITY: Take Home Naloxone kits are now available at Pathways, at no cost, for people who use opioids and people who are likely to witness and respond to an overdose
TRAINING: Any individual, business or organization is eligible to be trained.
PARKERS RAISES $7,400 FOR
PATHWAYS ADDICTIONS RESOURCE CENTRE
Penticton, BC: Parkers Chrysler is thrilled to announce that it raised $7,400 during their December Fundraiser for Pathways Addictions Resource Centre. The fundraising effort was memory of Colin Parker, the late son of Parker’s owner Janet Parker, who passed away in early October, 2016. During the Fundraiser, Parkers committed $100 for every vehicle sold and $10 for every oil change service during the month of December to Pathways Addictions Resource Centre.
“Pathways is honoured to receive the incredible donation from Parkers. Over the past 6 months, because of the overdose crisis, Pathways has been dealing with a significant increase in calls from people who have lost a loved one due to substance use asking if there are any programs available to deal with their grief and loss. With this generous donation from Parkers to Pathways, we will now be able to offer a series of Grief and Loss groups throughout 2017 with the first one starting in February.said Pathways Agency Director Daryl Meyers.
“We are overwhelmed by the response from our community and Parkers’ staff to the fundraiser and want to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped us raise money for Pathways” states Jim Tabler, General Manager of Parkers. “In fact, we had community members coming in to the dealership specifically as they were touched by Colin’s passing and wanted to help raise money for Pathways” he continues. “We know we have significant outreach in Penticton and it’s very rewarding to be able to put it to good use for causes that impact the community we work in” added Tabler.
“Colin was a very generous man and I know he would be very happy to know how Penticton embraced the Fundraiser for Pathways” said Janet Parker.
Family owned and operated, Parkers Chrysler has been operating in Penticton since 1945. More information can be found at www.parkerschrylser.com
Business Excellence Awards
Pathways was the recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards for Professional Service Excellence. The award is for
“A Penticton and area licensed professional organization that provides services to its clients. The recipient demonstrates a consistent adherence to highest quality service and support for clients”.
The Board and Staff at Pathways felt honoured to win the award and thank the community for their support.
Daryl Meyers, Sherry Ure are congratulated by Ian Teetzel of BMO Financial Group
Random Act of Kindness Day
Pathways Celebrated Random Act of Kindness Day (RAK) on November 7, 2014. We would like to thank Tim Hortons for their donation of coffee and donuts for our clients today. Hygiene packs were also distributed. #rakdaysos
Pathways’ staff celebrate 25 years of service and welcome a new Agency Director
Special to the Herald
Penticton—At the recent AGM of Pathways Addictions Resource Centre three staff members were honoured for their lengthy service and the new Executive Director was welcomed.
Counsellors Steve King and Dorothy Point and office manager Wendy Jones each received an award from the board of directors in recognition of 25 years of outstanding service.
“The importance of their work throughout the years in helping adults and youth with substance abuse issues cannot be overstated,” said board chair Sherry Ure.
Daryl Meyers was appointed to the position of Executive Director upon the retirement of Jeanni Jones.
Meyers brings an extensive background in administration management and working with children, youth and adults in a variety of contexts in the community.
She is the Director of Residential Life with Okanagan Hockey Group and was the Youth Outreach Coordinator for Pathways from 2006 until her appointment as Agency Directory
Meyers has also been instrumental in securing funding for various community organizations including Dragon Fly Pond Respite Society, Boys and Girls Club and Families First.
Located at 996 Main Street in Penticton, Pathways promotes the well-being of people affected by, or at risk of developing alcohol, drug and related problems.
The society is primarily funded by the Interior Health Authority of B.C. and is regulated by guidelines maintained by the B.C. Ministry of Health.