Healthy People, Strong Communities
Our focus on Healthy People, Strong Communities is apparent in the way that we aim to educate and engage the community. United Way’s goals include improving access to social and health related support, to mobilize and support resident and community engagement, and to support community integration and settlement. Funded agencies are committed to providing services that help build relationships, generate awareness and gives someone a second chance.
Some of the programs that the United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk fund that help to build a strong and healthy community are:
Peer and Home Based Support
Support is provided for the visually impaired, to accept and thrive under their vision loss. Support and assistance are also provided to those caring for the individual with vision loss, this may include a ‘vision mate’ who assists the individual and visits on a regular, ongoing basis.
(Community Support Centre Haldimand and Norfolk)
This program offers a friendly and unique place for adults 55 years and older to gather for activities varying from health and wellness to crafts, yoga, and more!
The Mental Health Literacy Program
(Community Addiction and Mental Health Services of Haldimand and Norfolk (CAMHS))
Mental health education and support is provided as a way to assist with ending the stigma against mental health. This includes presentations, pamphlets, and engagement initiatives to inform and educate while providing support to those in need.
Volunteer Services Program
Access is provided to services such as counseling, medical appointments, early childhood learning and developmental programs, to those who need assistance in gaining these opportunities.
Family Services Counseling Clinic
Professional psychotherapy is provided to couples, individuals and families who may be struggling with personal/relationship issues or may require mental health counseling, but may lack the means to pay for this resource.
New Horizons Respite Service
(Norfolk Association for Community Living)
Registered caregivers are provided to offer a break to regular caregivers. This allows these individuals to complete tasks and spend time with other family members.
This program offers a safe and supportive place for those living with mental illness. Included in the program are scheduled activities and events which provides a consistent routine and stimulates mental health.