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“Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.” Matthew 5:7
In our society there are many people that struggle with
disabilities, some more noticeable than others.
Silent Voice is a ShareLife supported agency that supports deaf children
and their families, helping them to communicate in a sign language
environment. Many of us taking the
ability to hear for granted, but for those who cannot hear, the work of Silent
Voice helps to make it possible for the family to communicate. The story of Suma, as a summer camp
participant and as a counsellor, shows how our agency is helping to make an
impact in the lives of the deaf community.
was younger, she participated in the ShareLife
supported Silent Voice summer camp in Toronto where deaf children and their hearing siblings enjoy a day camp
experience, communicating by using American Sign Language. She later
joined the camp team as a counsellor and worked for Silent Voice for six summers. Suma is currently
working as a Day Program counsellor
helping individuals who are deaf and
hard of hearing by providing activities and support for their daily activities that
meet their interests. Suma is also completing her degree in Child and Youth
received great support from Silent Voice from the time when I was a camper to
the present day” Suma shares. “This ShareLife supported agency helped me
discover who I am and what my purpose
is in life and helped set my goals for my future. It is because of Silent Voice
that I decided that when I grew up I wanted
to help other children and youth who are going through difficult times in life
or experience oppression and
isolation in their schools and communities. I wanted to show them that they are not alone and to provide them with role
model support that is really needed in their lives. That strength and
self-respect becomes a part of who
they are. If I didn’t know about Silent Voice and their services, I would not
likely be where I am today.”
Help us support the work of the counsellors like Suma at Silent
Voice as well as the children and youth who participate in their programs as
they build their self-confidence and form strong bonds with each other. Your
generous donation toward the work of the forty-two agencies supported by
ShareLife makes a real difference – click here to make a donation.
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Join us this year on Monday, June 6th at Markland Wood Golf Club for our annual ShareLife Corporate Golf Tournament in support of the social service agencies funded by ShareLife. For further information, contact the ShareLife office at 416-934-3411, or click here
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