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‘At Risk’ Online Support Forum

The Huntington Society of Canada (HSC) is excited to announce the beginning of a new service:  an online support forum.  As this is a first step into virtual support, we will pilot the new program with an ‘At-Risk’ online support forum. We anticipate the options of virtual support will grow once we have established the pilot.

The online ‘At Risk’ support forum will consist of six sessions in a closed group format that runs bi-weekly.  Interested individuals will need to complete an intake form and meet with Corey Janke via telephone to undergo an initial assessment, discuss expectations for confidentiality and the group times/guidelines prior to the first online meeting.  The forum will consist of a maximum of 8 participants.

The criteria for this forum includes individuals who…

  • Are currently living at risk for HD
  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Are not currently participating in another HSC support group
  • Agree to be connected to the local RCD/Social Worker for ongoing support or resource needs
  • Complete the intake process and signs confidentiality form
  • Have access to technology that accesses Go to Meeting software
  • Commit to the 6 sessions and will provide feedback re: evaluation of the experience

If this sounds like a program that fits your needs, you are willing to participate in this new support format, or if you have any questions, please contact:

Corey Janke, RSW
National Social Worker
cjanke@huntingtonsociety.ca
519-800-1587

Keep an eye on the HSC website for future online support group opportunities!


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