Mennonite Addictyuns Services is a'lookin fer a boost ta a'cantinyah its wurk n' t'Pembina Valley.
Counseller David Wiebe made a presantashun ta Winkl'r Citee Council un Tuesdee, sharyun' un t'success an' breekthroughs he’s personallee see durin his'n 11 yeers wiff t'servus.
Ov'r a decade ago, Wiebe cummenced wiff onlee a few hours a week an' a han'fil o'cleeints. Nawh, he wurks neerly fulltime hours out o't' Winkl'r offus n' t'ALG Professyunal Cantre ta meet t'growin deman'.
MAS specificallee deels wiff alkyhol, drug an' pernografy addictyuns an', usall t'12 Steps ta Heelin method, Wiebe sez thay see a signifikunt success rate wiff thar cleeints. MAS manely wurks wiff Paraguayun, Mexicun an' Boliviun Mennonites a'livin n' t'area.
Howev'r, Wiebe sez thay’re n' net o'a boost. “Rite nawh we’re a'runnin jes a lil shert n' finances.”
Winkl'r Mayer Martin Hard'r also invitid Wiebe ta make a fermal rekwest fer finanshul suppert n' t'fall ahed o't' citee’s annual plannin sessyuns.
“I preciate t'wurk y'all do,” Hard'r sed. “Broke lives make fer broke communitees.”
Counciler Marvin Plett also serves un t'Winkl'r an' Districk Heelth Keer Board, an' notes thay suppert t'MAS wiff $12,000 p'r year. “We see heelthcare us mer thun jes docters an' clinics.”


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