One day at a time

In memory of Winnie Capriotti

 

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Winnie Capriotti's calling to serve others helped tens of thousands of families who were dealing with addiction and abuse issues. She had a rich, long career where everyone knew her as someone who was dedicated to helping others and unconditionally loved each person without judgement.

Her commitment to helping preserve the family unit was unwavering throughout her professional career. For the first 20 years, she was proud to be the Director of Hope Haven Homes, a home for abused families. The past 25 years, she was the owner of Family Life Line Counselling where she helped more than 20,000 individuals in the Hamilton area.

With a strong belief in education and an avid researcher of addictions and methods of reconciliation of the family, Winnie frequently offered placements to students from Mohawk's Social Work Program. She wanted to help them care for others as she did.

In her memory, her family created an endowed student bursary. They hope future students will remember their mother's dedication and contributions to the social work field while helping others.

As the family reflect on their mother's compassion and kindness, they remembered something she would always tell her students.

"Never be judgmental. Care for your clients unconditionally, and always do things one step at a time."

If you would like to honour Winnie's memory by contributing to the Winnie Capriotti (Family Life Line) bursary, Learn more in Mohawk College Foundation Donations.