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United Way Perth-Huron New Initiative Grants recipients announced

United Way Perth-Huron is proud to announce the recipients of its New Initiative Grants.

“This year we were able to provide a record amount of over $115,000 in funding for grants,” said Director Governance and Community Impact Megan Partridge. “We are thrilled to be able to support these new approaches and innovations in community services in our community.”

  1. Building Resiliency with Developmental Services Clients — Family Services Perth-Huron
    Providing social work supports to those in the developmental sector and their families, caregivers and/or supports in an effort to build stronger communities for these individuals and their families.
  2. Hygiene Health 4 Seniors — Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre
    Providing hygiene products for food bank clients in Huron and Perth (including Stratford and St. Marys) as well as the Mobile Food Bank program to meet a basic need providing a dignified lifestyle to elderly clients.
  3. Hope Kits — John Howard Society of London and District
    Providing essential support to aid individuals released from Stratford jail to ensure a safe and successful return to the community, who otherwise may face homelessness.
  4. Prevention and Early-Intervention Models to Serve Youth — Stratford/Perth Shelterlink
    Researching and developing prevention and early-intervention models to serve youth from all populations in a culturally appropriate manner.
  5. Stratford Pride Community Centre
    Providing a community centre for the local LGBTQ+ community, serving as an information and social hub.
  6. The Next Journey — The Community Table Exeter
    Addressing the transportation barrier in accessing essential and non-essential services for individuals living within the Huron Park area.
  7. Finding Your WayYMCA of Three Rivers
    Providing clients with a level of autonomy to identify their needs, where they can bridge the gap and enable access to Settlement, Employment and Language programs and resources to meet needs and make the newcomer journey easier.
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