What is an intake?

Caregiving for a family member with complex needs is not easy. No matter how much we love someone, when their care needs are higher than our personal energy or our resource base, any caregiver runs the risk of burning out.

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Stress Management Techniques

Stress is unavoidable and results from our busy lives. These days, it is easy to get overwhelmed. Our team at Crossroads wants to provide you with hands-on methods to manage stress in your life.

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International Stress Awareness Week: Burnout Survival Guide

International Stress Awareness Week runs from November 1st to 5th each year and was created to raise awareness for the impact and prevention of stress. Stress is a part of our day to day lives and seems to be activated by just about anything. How you deal with stress will greatly impact your ability to […]

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New Community Connection!

Daisy Chain Book Co. wants to give us free books! Brandi Morpurgo is the owner of Daisy Chain Book Co. and a former foster parent with a heart for foster kids and the families we support. She is driven to provide kids with uplifting reading material with the hope that they will find comfort between the pages of a book and become lifelong readers.

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Honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

In June 2021, the House of Commons passed Bill C-5, making September 30th a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This legislation followed the discoveries of multiple mass graves at former residential schools across Canada.

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Respite Services

Parenting is already challenging; parenting a child with complex or special needs can be overwhelming and exhausting. Parental burnout comes from caring so much and pouring all your energy into supporting your child with high needs, and then feeling so exhausted that you have nothing left to give to the rest of your family.

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Weight

Covid-19 has been a long hard haul for some people. Uncertainty and fear, frustration and financial stress, isolation and irritation. All become weights we don’t even realize we’re carrying. Then one day you snap and behave in a way you are embarrassed about later… but it wasn’t the incident itself it was the weight you were carrying without knowing. That weight has worn you down to where you can’t bear any more.

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Love

Love is an action word.
It isn’t a fluttery feeling in your stomach although it can cause that. It isn’t flowers and chocolates although those things can be an expression of love. It isn’t romance although we all see love in the midst of romance.

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Crossroads’ Origin Story: A Tribute to Rory Ryan

Crossroads began in the heart of Rory Ryan and it grew from there. He wanted to create homes for kids so no kid had to be alone. Watch this video to learn more about the history of Crossroads Family Services.

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Connection

All of us desire connection. We don’t always recognize that connection is what we are looking for, but we seek it none the less. For some it is a connection with their history or ancestry. An opportunity to be rooted in the past. For most, it is the desire to be seen and known in the present through a relationship. For still others it is the desire to be a part of something that is bigger than the sum of it’s parts, something that is building a future that they will be remembered for.

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