What are we doing about it?
United Way invests in abuse prevention and advocacy, so families can never have to suffer through abuse or exclusion in their community. We encourage healthy, nutritious lifestyle choices that nurture life-long success for local kids. Parental supports allow families to succeed without the stress of going it alone, by offering day camps and after school programming that teaches children how to excel – on their terms.
Not everyone is dealt the same situation. We know that for everyone to experience equity, the community must be there to offer support. One such initiative we fund is Backpacks for Kids. This gives families the necessary essentials to allow kids to go to school with all they need to thrive in the classroom, while alleviating some stress on monthly bills. Through investments in literacy and numeracy programs, skill development, counselling, recreation and after school programming, mentorship, shelter and nutrition, programs for youth with disabilities and support programs for parents, we are making sure youth and families across Niagara have access to the support they need when they need it.