Hope For Tomorrow Today
We acknowledge that the land on which we operate is the traditional unceded territory of the Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet). This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet), Mi’kmaq and Passamaquoddy Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1726. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.
“Seniors and youth enjoy each other’s company during a previous intergenerational program put on by the Elizabeth Fry Society and Go Ahead Seniors Inc. A new joint project called Creative Pathways to Healthy Aging: Seniors and Youth Engage has received funding from the Healthy Seniors Pilot Project.”
We want to give a huge thank you to Rose Kryszko Peter-Paul of Mi’gmag Creations for the beautiful dream catchers she made for us to be gifted to the women we support at EFry. Each dream catcher came with a note that says:
“The Mi’gmag believe that the night is filled of both good and bad dreams. When a dream catcher is hung above or near the place where one sleeps, it moves freely in the night air and catches the dreams as they drift by. Bad dreams get caught in the web and perish with the light of day. Good dreams easily slip through the center hole, working their way down the web, catching all the good energies of the beads and adornments, then float down the feathers and into the dreamer’s head. Hang this dream catcher above your bed. Dream on and be at peace.”
Visit her Facebook page, Mi’gmag Creations, to check out more of her work!
Thank-you to Symphony New Brunswick for your support of EFrySJ and your participation in projects such as Singing My Way Home. This virtual concert is a gift from SNB and the Saint John String Quartet for all our friends and supporters to enjoy at home over the holiday season.
Brand New Day
Mama’s Worried about Her Boy
Women in Gray Women in Blue
“Song writing allowed us to create and express ourselves together and empower us as women”
“I got to share my story and put it into words which turned into a beautiful song for myself and others”
“We shared not just our feelings we hide inside in here, but opened our souls”
Mother-Child Read Aloud
“I love the tape and mostly the Walkman. I listen to it all the time at the daytime and nighttime to be read a story to and I love it a lot. It is very nice. My mom is a beautiful person you know. THANK YOU!!”
“Thank you for sending this stuff and I hope you guys are taking good care of my mom and I love the stuff you gave me and the books will help me get up a level in reading and I’m 10. Thank you!! My mom is nice, and I love her.”
Women’s Journeys to Health and Wellness
“We don’t judge each other… You don’t feel ganged up on; everyone is here WITH you.”
“People were genuinely ‘wowed’ by what we had accomplished. It wouldn’t have been as good if we weren’t a unit. Our group could run the next government. It would run smoothly. We had a good foundation, and we could build.”
How We Are Working with COVID-19
As an organization open to the public, EFrySJ follows all governmental guidelines for working during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Keeping our hands clean.
- Keeping our environment clean and disinfected.
- Staying home if any symptoms are present or exposure may have occurred.
- Limiting work related travel.