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June 30, 2022
When Angeer found out her eight-year-old son’s bone cancer had relapsed, she didn’t know how she would be able to get through it. Like many local families, they were also facing isolation and anxiety as a result of the pandemic.
United Way worked rapidly with our partners to identify the needs of the most vulnerable and rallied the community to provide supports such as counselling for local people who are struggling. Because supporters do local good, families like Angeer’s have the mental health supports they need to weather this storm.
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Chloe struggled in school until she was connected with wrap-around supports through the All in for Youth initiative, a collaboration supported through United Way. Staff help Chloe through hardships at home, build her confidence and support her on her path to graduation.
With domestic violence cases rising due to the current crisis, Mary wasn’t sure how she would be able to meet the increased need. With the current physical barriers, many of her program participants didn’t have the same access to the support of their friends and families.
When schools closed due to COVID-19, it wasn’t just education that was affected. School-based programs such as mentorship had to find new ways of supporting kids like Thea.