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Ontario EPI Program Partners with Humane Society to Honour Memory of Client

Donations made in memory of a client at the Heads Up! Program in Southeastern Ontario has led to new beginnings for both EPI clients and shelter animals in a new partnership with the Quinte Humane Society. See below for an excerpt from the original story by Kingston Health Sciences Centre.

Credit: Matthew Manor/KHSC

Cats and dogs for Nathan


The funds donated in Nathan’s memory by his family and friends are helping shelter-animals and people to grow in life

Out of a heartbreaking tragedy, the suicide death of a 21-year-old son, brother and friend, has come a heartwarming initiative involving the Quinte Humane Society that supports people who have experienced a serious health issue called psychosis that affects the brain and significantly changes the way a person thinks and feels.

After Nathan died almost two years ago, his family and friends honoured his memory by donating over $3500 through the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation to Heads Up!, an early psychosis intervention program for southeastern Ontario based at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). Nathan was a client of the program’s district office in Belleville. In addition to the main office in Kingston, other satellite offices are located in Brockville, Napanee and Smiths Falls.

With a portion of the money raised, Heads Up! has sponsored one cat and one dog enclosure at the Quinte Humane Society in Belleville, and has made caring for and socializing with the animals a part of the therapeutic programming offered to clients. …read more

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