Success Stories

Becky’s Story

I have been involved with CAS all my life. I was living in a foster home when I was told I was being moved to WAYS. When I entered, it looked like a normal home. I was so confused about it. The staff made me feel like I was home.

Tyler’s Story

When I was 5 and still living overseas, my parents divorced. That tore our family apart. When my mom remarried, I had a turbulent relationship with my step-dad. We moved to Canada and life took a turn for the worse. I became depressed and started smoking cigarettes. My brother started using drugs and got kicked out of our home a bunch of times, which meant...

Emma’s Story

My daughter was diagnosed with learning disabilities and ADHD when she was 7. She had problems with anger, anxiety and impulsivity. At age 9, she was admitted to hospital for further diagnosis due to severe anxiety and psychotic symptoms following a move and other major changes in her life. For a few years, things were improved although social concerns were always a real problem and...

Jake’s Story

Jake was rebellious and frequently hostile toward adults when he was referred to WAYS. He was involved with the law and struggled with some serious addiction issues. He was not getting along with his parents and he had suffered a number of significant losses in his life. School was also a struggle. His parents were frustrated and finally gave him an ultimatum: make better choices...

The Britown Music Story

People often turn to music to lift their spirits and we now know there is research to back up the benefits of listening to and playing music. Music helps to reduce stress, alleviate anxiety, improve cognitive performance and elevate mood. When Brian Nelles of Britown Music contacted WAYS and offered to create a music program for our youth in residence, we jumped at the opportunity....