As we’re sure you’ve noticed, something is different about the website. And that’s because something very different has happened at the Edmonton Dream Centre and with it has come some new changes.
As of October 5, 2017, the Edmonton Dream Centre has transformed our look and feel to reflect the spirit of our work better, and have rebranded to become Adeara.
Our mission, of course, remains the same; we continue to help change the lives of women who are at risk in our community. But as we grow in size and scope to help, even more, we recognize the need to ensure that our purpose and our message unite under a banner that unites every facette of what we do and whom we work to aid.
From humble beginnings in a street ministry and a little pink house, two families with big hearts —Harry and Ellen Baur and Bruno and Hertha Buchstein— wanted to make a difference for those who are impoverished, vulnerable and struggle with addictions and mental health challenges. They had a dream to make real change in our community by changing the lives of the women and children we serve. Born of that wish was the Edmonton Dream Centre and as we evolve into Adeara, we reflect that new dream in our new identity.
Adeara’s new logo pays homage to that little pink house from which we started by its incorporation into the “A” — that of a home and archway to safety and recovery. At the heart of it all, the name, Adeara, is inspired by the Hebrew word meaning strength. In this name, we hope that the inspiration for our women’s inner strength can be found. From the first steps into Adeara, women can learn to rediscover their inner strength and the strength of God through hope, healing, and transformation. It’s what we like to call “growing forward,” a term that we’ve coined as our new tagline. To Adeara, growing forward means empowering oneself to grow beyond addiction, beyond helplessness and forward into the light of god and into our community again.
And with these changes comes an even brighter hope for Adeara’s future. With renewed vigor and purpose, Adeara, today, works to expand and evolve into a newer, larger centre where we can help even more families grow beyond their vulnerable situations. As one of our founders, Bruno said, “I knew God had a plan, and we just did the best we could and put all of our trust in Him.”
God is good, and here we are, growing forward because of our faith and service. And Adeara will remain strong with that continued faith and all of your continued support.
Thank you from all of us at Adeara.