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In the 1500s, St. Peter Claver spent most of his life in Colombia welcoming people who were brought to that country in the horrific slave trade. St. Claver often took a small boat out to greet these, his fellow human beings, with food, water, and clothing while they were still chained on their ships. He would also spend time visiting leprosy patients in hospitals, and visiting prisoners. His message to all of these people was simple: You matter.
Struggling with her son’s anger management issues and her husband’s depression, Jacquie – and her family – were able to establish a stronger unity through our counselling services in Red Deer.
“I came out of jail in November with nothing. I probably would have hit the street doing the same old thing. Now I have an opportunity. Catholic Social Services gave me a chance to be productive and start over again.”
When George’s biological mother unexpectedly contacted him to say that he had been adopted, this 18-year-old needed our Family Intervention ministry to rebound from the drug and alcohol abuse that ensued.
Mercy Counselling is a community-based, psychological counselling clinic for the greater Edmonton area. We provide psychological counselling and assessment services to children, youth, adults, couples, and families in English, French, and Spanish.