Author: Elspeth Erickson

I meet Angie and Rick Beynon as they are arriving at Newcastle Place, where they have been serving as volunteers for ICCS for the past several months.  I am wrangling donation boxes out of my car as they drive up and Rick immediately takes charge,...

As I sit to start my chat with Tanya, she is in motion, smiling and expressing herself through voice and face and hands.  It is in fact movement that resounds in her story, with a journey marked by change and an ever forward momentum. Tanya is...

In every life there is a turning point, and every person has impacts on others around them.  “There’s always a ripple effect. If you’re doing good, you’ve got positive energy and you’re happy and you’ve got a great outlook on life, that ripple effect is...

It’s an overcast day, but Mystie is undaunted. A diminutive woman, she comes into the room in a pink sequinned hat and leggings to match, shy but excited to talk about her story and of her new role as the first informal peer support worker at Newcastle...

As Thanksgiving nears, we have the chance to pause and remember the blessings of home, family and well-being – and to be grateful.  It also gives us the chance to remember those in our community who perhaps do not have as much as we do...