United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk Announces Funding for Two New Programs
We are proud to announce that we will be funding two new programs in 2019. United Way funding decisions are community driven and community focused. Each year a group of local volunteers representing various sectors in Haldimand and Norfolk form the Allocations Committee. Using their knowledge and first-hand experience, they allocate funds to the programs they feel will meet the most urgent needs of Haldimand and Norfolk residents.
The two new United Way funded programs are as follows:
Taylor the Turtle: My Body Belongs to Me
A seven-module body rights program for primary grade aged children that encourages the strengthening of protective factors such as emotional literacy, resiliency, self-confidence, expression abilities, and body awareness.
Path to Possibilities
Residents of Trillium Manor, a supportive rent geared-to-income home for individuals living with mental illness, learn skills to live independently. These skills include budgeting, healthy eating, grocery shopping, critical thinking, empathy, self-awareness, problem solving, communication, stress management and interpersonal relationship building.
We wish to extend a thank you to the following volunteers that made up this year’s Allocations Committee. Most of whom braved a winter storm to attend a meeting.
- Adam Veri
- Alison High
- Ed Sanchuk
- Gary Nelson
- Haley McIntosh
- Janice Warrell
- Louis Brzozowski
- Melanie Atkins
- Scott Buchanan
- Taylor Vanhooren
In total United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk will be supporting 15 programs throughout Haldimand and Norfolk serving 12,500+ individuals in need right here at home. The programs that continued to receive funding again in 2019 are:
- Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Training
- Basic Job Readiness Training
- Club T.R.U.E. (Together, Recreation, Understanding & Enjoyment)
- Youth Mentorship Program
- CYPRES 55+
- Family Services Counselling Program
- Parenting After Separation/Divorce
- Peer and Home-Based Vision Support
- Settlement Services
- Volunteer Services