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DaCapo Program Turns 30!

May 18, 2016

We are so proud of our DaCapo program and for the support they provide to a group of citizens that are some of the most amazing people you will ever meet” says Sandra Mintz, CEO of Lethbridge Family Services.    “The growth of this program and the quality of support provided is outstanding and we are excited to celebrate 30 years and plan on another 30 years.”
The name DaCapo was chosen from the Italian musical term which means “repeat from the beginning”.  The team feels the name is fitting as repetition can be important for the staff and clients that work within the program at LFS.  DaCapo has evolved greatly over the last 30 years and includes numerous benefits and opportunities. You can find clients from DaCapo learning new life skills, employment skills, working full or part time, volunteering in the community, or enjoying a variety of pursuits that LFS and other partners in the community offer.  In addition to the above,  DaCapo also provides: FASD diagnosis and intervention services through the only FASD clinic in Southwestern Alberta; opportunities for individuals in continuing care to be involved in the community; as well as supports for individuals that fall through the “cracks” and provide opportunities to be included in their community.   
“I am so proud of the staff that work in DaCapo and for the commitment they show to our clients, “says Dianne Kotkas, DaCapo Director, “we are also grateful for our clients and their families who entrust us to support their family members and help them grow and flourish as individuals.”
Lethbridge Family Services is a highly accredited charitable agency that is the largest community social services organization in Lethbridge and has been operating since 1910. LFS employs 350 staff and helps over 6,800 people on an annual basis improve their quality of life with the support of their four key program areas; Home Services, Immigrant Services, Counselling/Outreach/Education, and DaCapo.  The mission of Lethbridge Family Services is to improve the well-being and quality of life for individuals and families in Southern Alberta.  More information on programs, services, and how to support Lethbridge Family Services can be found online at or by contacting us at (403) 327-5724.

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