As a team of parents who have been there through the agony of trying to help a child struggling with mental health, addiction, or behavioural challenges, we know how desperately what we provide is needed, and also, how much it really helps. The work Pleo does is life-saving, and we’re asking you to be part of it. You can help ensure that when parents across Ontario call for help, Pleo can answer, “I’m here for you.”

In the words of a parent, this is what your donation will make possible: “I called the Pleo Helpline for the first time last week. Being able to speak to someone who gets what I’m going through was such a relief. I feel like I have an ally. Someone who not only gets it, but also can help me figure out what to do and where to go to help my child. Thank you for providing such a wonderful and desperately needed service.”

Any donation over $10 will be issued a tax receipt instantly to your email. If you’d like an idea of how your donation will be well-spent:

  • A gift of $25 will welcome an isolated family into connection, community, and the collective wisdom of lived experience, through our Parent Support Groups.
  • A gift of $50 will tell a family “I’m here for you”, by providing a compassionate, knowledgeable and ready listening-ear through our Parents’ Helpline.
  • A gift of $250 will wrap around an overwhelmed family , providing intensive on-call support through our one-on-one mobile service.
  • A gift of $1000 will show a family, “we’re here with you, for as long as it takes,” providing an entire year of connection. guidance, and help to better support their struggling child, better access the help they need, to cope with challenges, and feel less alone.

Every time I called Pleo I was given a voice and someone who listened with compassion. I felt respected, heard and not judged. For the first time in a long time (two very long years), I felt that I was indeed a good parent who was just struggling with a difficult situation.

Anonymous parent