Accolades and References:
Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services
Kawortha-Haliburton Children's Aid Society
1100 Chemong Rd.
Peterborough, ON K9H 7S2
June 30, 2010
Re Reference for Beacon Homes
This is to inform you that our agency has been placing children
in the Beacon Home program and residence tor the past three (3)
years. We have found all the staff easy to work with and very
helpful with providing a Positive atmosphere for your girls.
Any requests for documentation were met in a timely manner and case
planning management have been a joint effort,
I found the residence to be attractive and well maintained. The
girls have a choice in the decorating of their rooms. The girls seem
to enjoy this as it gives them a feeling of belonging,
The dedication ot the staff to keep track of their girls and go out
ot their way to keep them safe speaks highly of the dedication the
staff and management have towards the girls in their core.
I f you have further questions please do not hesitate to call. Karen
Child in Care Worker
807-468-6224 ext 241
Children's Aid Society of Oxford County
82 Light Street
June 23, 2010
To Whom It May Concern
My name is Pam Myers and I am a Resource Services Worker at the
Children's Aid Society of Oxford County in Woodstock, ON. Our Agency
has used Beacon Homes for the past several years and have enjoyed a
strong working relationship with them. Children's Service Workers
have appreciated the dedication that the staff at Beacon Homes has
shown to our challenging young ladies and have enjoyed working with
the Agency as a whole.
As a Resource Worker, I have appreciated how quickly Esther Aiken
and/or staff are able to respond to a call when a potential referral
Is being made and how they are able to identify that a youth may or
may not be a good fit for their program. Beacon Homes has worked
with a few of our most challenging teen girls, and they have done a
great job of stabilizing them and then working on various treatment
Over the past 2 years, our Agency has not been able to make many
referrals to Beacon Homes, This Is only due to the proximity of the
program to our Agency. If they were closer to our County, we would
certainly use them on a more consistent basis.
If you have any questions or with to contract me, please call me at
1-800-250-7010 ext 361.
Resource Services Worker
Beacon Home has proven to be a reliable and
effective group home setting for females. I have utilized this home
for clients and worked with Beacon Home's staff over the last 8
years while practicing child protection.
Beacon Home is very professional and efficient in the delivery of
services and programs to clients that have resided in this home.
f would recommend Beacon Home without hesitation to fellow employees
and would gladly answer any request for further information.
Jaime Keay - Dilico Anishinabek Family Care
To Whom It May Concern
Some of the girls from Beacon Home started to volunteer for King's
Kitchen about a year ago. They work very hard preparing meals for
members of our community. I would have to say their favourite part
is serving. Last week they helped serve 205 people supper!
As the Volunteer Coordinator for King's Kitchen I have gotten to
know the girls from Beacon Home. When I drop in for visits both the
girls and staff members are welcoming.
Beacon Home takes care of the girls' basic needs, but the staff
teach them about responsibilities and life skills, like cooking and
gardening. The staff also care enough to develop their interests and
personalities, by getting the girls involved in their community and
taking them to different volunteering and community events where
they can learn new skills and meet new people.
Beacon Home is like a family. They celebrate holidays and birthdays.
They care about their development and their futures. They are
committed to these girls and it shows!
Sincerely - Sue Torrance
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville
P.O. Box 1604, 36 George Street, Brockville Ontario
Tel: 613 345-0281, Fax: 613 345-7842,
To Whom It May Concern
My name is Robert Merriman and I am the
Caseworker for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville. My
purpose for writing this letter is to provide a reference for Beacon
Home in Prescott, Ontario. Beacon Home has been in
existence for the past eleven years and has been very successful
working with their clientele during this time.
Our agency has been working with Beacon Home for
the two years and we currently have three of their female clients on
our Little Sister Waiting list with two due to be matched with Big
Sisters within the next two weeks. I have personally found
their staff to be very caring and professional and have enjoyed
working with them in providing positive mentoring programs which
make a difference in a young person's life.
I can be reached at the above number should you
have any questions.
Robert Merriman - Caseworker Big Brother Big
Sister of Leeds and Grenville