Wednesday June 16, 2021
7:00-8:15 p.m. Online via zoom
THEN THIS EVENING IS FOR YOU
Join us this month via Zoom
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
To reserve your seat through Eventbrite, please click here.
What you can expect:
You will hear from a different guest speaker each month who will share their stories and experiences.
As well, participants are encouraged to share and connect and build relationships and connections.
It is a night with no expectations, just a safe space for us to connect.
An evening to bring together those working the front line, to talk, listen, share, and connect.
As members working the front-line and supporters of these members, we have a unique thread that links us all together and there is a powerful strength that happens when we come together and build relationships with one another.
~ Are you a member of the front-line?
~ Are you a family member or close friend of someone on the front-line?
~ Are you looking to connect with others?
~ Looking to share your story and feel heard and supported?
~ Feeling alone and like nobody understands what you are going through?
GUEST SPEAKER: Lauren Cleveland
Lauren Cleveland is a vibrant, self-driven entrepreneur who is the mother of two young boys, the wife of a police officer, a former corrections officer, a business and life coach, and the founder of the non-profit organization To Serve and Connect Society of Canada.
With a hunger for all things adventure, Lauren eagerly signed up for her first Corrections position. Young, naive and looking for a challenge, Lauren had no idea what she was getting herself into. The chaos of working in a Corrections Facility left her ill-equipped to navigate the idiosyncrasies of prison-life or even begin to understand what changes were happening inside her. For years, Lauren struggled with her emotional and mental wellbeing but it wasn’t until she removed from institutional life, that she found herself battling extreme stress, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety.
To remedy this, Lauren dove deep into personal development. She set realistic goals and focused her attention on her purpose and passion in life. From that work came a massive drive to help first responders and other first responder spouses like herself navigate their unique lifestyle. Lauren founded the To Serve and Connect Society of Canada to foster connection, build community, and share resources with first responder's spouses as they often feel neglected, unseen, and undervalued in the paramount role of caregiver.
Lauren is dedicated to sharing her story in an effort to show others that they are not alone in this world - either as a first responder or someone that loves one.