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STARS will be performing at the Phoenix Concert Theatre for 4 days. The band has invited BBYOS to all 4 nights to raise money. A table will be setup next to the merchandise sales and fans are encouraged to donate or just grab a pamphlet to learn more about the work and services that we provide.
The BBYOS 2007 Christmas letter is available for download. You can find the current and prior Christmas letters here.
"The 19-year-old was also cutting himself with knives after the stress of being caught in the middle between his divorced parents.
But the ability of Cohen, a social worker and psychotherapist, to provide 'an outside perspective' on Gillespie's life proved to be the turning point for the teen.
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"Rod Cohen expected an Amazon. This teenager, Adan, had a reputation for busting heads...
And then there she was, early for her first therapy session — barely 80
pounds on a full stomach. Still, she was fierce...'This is a girl who, there's no question in my mind, would have killed
somebody and would have spent the rest of her life in jail.'"
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"The telephone desk at the Blake Boultbee Youth Outreach Service (BBYOS)
holds an information pamphlet with the heading Normal Vaginal Fluids,
a comic book entitled About Cocaine, a Sleeping Beauty video..."
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There will be a local benefit concert Saturday, January 28, 2006 with all proceeds going to BBYOS.
The concert will be held at the Renaissance Cafe at 9PM
1938 Danforth Ave
Toronto, ON Map
Price: $10 @ the door
Shawn Sage, Peter Verity, and Seb Agnello
For more info, please visit coffehouse.ca
"...a small group is gathered around a fold-out table for a board meeting
of the Blake Boultbee outreach service, the last best hope for some of the
city's hardest kids. A young man interrupts, a brown paper bag in his hand.
He nods at Rod Cohen, the centre's executive director: "Hey Rod. I've got it,"
he yells. Cohen never rises from his seat. "Just take it into the back and put
it under my desk." The youth does, and leaves on a promise to return the next day.
Cohen looks impassively at his puzzled board members. "He just brought me his gun."
For Cohen, this is a moment worth reliving, a victory in his long,
weary battle to save the city's troubled youth."
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