The Annual 5KM Run for Youth Addiction Awareness brings our community together to shed light on the pressing issue of addiction and mental health. The run recognizes hardships and adversity while celebrating the journey of recovery among individuals in our city. Here, we hold space for those struggling with active addiction while acknowledging those who have found hope in recovery.
Meet two of our athletes and listen to their incredible stories of recovery while training with the Terminator Foundation.
A support group for parents, guardians and loved ones facing addiction and mental health issues with their child, youth, or young adult. NOW WHAT, aims to be a safe space for individuals to find support and comfort in knowing you are not alone. As a parent, guardian or loved one dealing with the complex issues and varying degrees of addiction issues there are multiple questions we face, obstacles to overcome, and different degrees and scenarios to navigate through, all the while attempting to keep your head above the water.
How much help is too much?
What is normal teenage use/behaviour and when do I need to intervene?
Am I a bad parent if my child struggles with addiction?
What is tough love? Do I kick my child out? What if they die?
NOW WHAT: where you can bring your questions and find a community of support. NOW WHAT, a place where you belong, a place where you will find hope & healing.
Who Can Register
Parents/guardians and loved ones who are currently being impacted or have been impacted by a loved ones substance abuse issue.
When: The third Wednesday of every month.
Begins July 21st, 2021.
Sessions run from 7:00pm until 8:30pm.
Where: 3214 28th Street SW (located in the building of CLA) Cost: Donation
The Terminator Foundation’s vision is to reach all youth and young adults who are impacted by addiction and mental health and radically transform their lives through sports coaching, peer support, team training, endurance and triathlon participation while supporting efforts to terminate the shame and indignity of addiction with education, awareness and understanding.
Terminator Foundation is a collaboration of integrated health care systems who support youth and young adults in their effort to recover from addiction and mental health issues. Our goal is to strengthen recovery through a continuum of care model that incorporates physical exercise in the sport of Triathlon training, personal coaching, and community engagement. The Terminator Foundation brings effective action in the areas of education, awareness and compassion to make a difference in the lives of youth, their families, our communities, cities and across the country.