Wednesday was an emotional day for Josée Parent, the founder and Executive Director of the “My Shack, My choices, My future” residence for young adults living with mental illness, as the project she has committed herself to over the last five years held its grand opening. “It is with emotion and great pride that we finally welcome you to Mon Shack today,” Parent said to the crowd of partners and community members gathered for the ribbon cutting ceremony. “Mon Shack is an organization built by, for, and with the community.” Parent reminded those present that the residence, which was built in Lennoxville over the course of the last year, took more than $2.6 million of investment from the community to become a reality. Thanks to that support, however, the centre can now claim the title of the only bilingual residence for mental health in the Eastern Townships. See full story in the Thursday, September 13 edition of The Record.
By Gordon Lambie