Take CareCity: Atlantic
Although many organizations and government agencies already exist, some needs in certain communities are not being met. Take Care follows six average (yet extraordinary) citizens who have found their communities are not being heard and the heartfelt ways they’ve managed to overcome it.
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This episode introduces Michael Hanlon, founder of Healing Rhythms for Veterans, a support group that helps veterans overcome trauma through the medicinal influence of music. Playing an instrument allows for a positive healing process where traditional medicine is often inadequate.
This episode features George Street United Church as it celebrates its 150th anniversary. The memories of long-since-passed parishioners filling the church pews stick in everyone’s mind, and are an example of the importance of preserving the church's history and community.
Michael Pretty and Doug Cop work with the Trail of the Caribou Group, a non-profit dedicated to locating, maintaining, and preserving veterans' graves. Many Newfoundlander veterans origins and remains are unknown because they served in foreign militaries, making the role of grave keeper especially difficult, and especially important.
This episode showcases Bridges to Hope Food Aid Centre in St. John's, a non-profit dedicated to feeding their community. Also features is Sharing the Harvest, an organization that helps local hunters to connect with food banks to help address Newfoundland's high rate of food insecurity.
In August 2021, Sheila and Edgar Saunders' home in Bridgeport, Newfoundland went up in flames. Among the losses were Sheila's 10,000 buttons. From that tragedy, The Button Project was born – a true testament to the power of community.
Animal rehabilitation centres across Newfoundland struggle to maintain operations, but this episode focuses on the director of one particularly successful example: Karen Gosse, whose effort and determination have resulted in The Rock Wildlife Shelter.