There is a phrase that is said often around the United Way of Chatham-Kent office — “Nothing About Us, Without Us.” The phrase has become a mantra for the UWOCK team which reminds them that leadership does not come from dictating, but rather by standing shoulder-to-shoulder with frontline social service providers and listening to… Read more »
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Ben has been a member of New Beginnings ABI & Stroke Recovery Association for a few years now. He is brilliant, motivated, dedicated and never lets his brain injury define who he is! With the money received from United Way of Chatham-Kent through the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund, New Beginnings was able to… Read more »
We know this year has unique challenges, but that makes our work as a United Way even more important. Together, $354,000 of the Social Service Relief Fund has been allocated to support food security.
The loss of a loved one is devastating, but when it happens to a child, it represents one of life’s most shattering experiences. Thankfully, in Chatham-Kent, Erie St. Clair VON offers the VON Kids’ Circle; a free program that offers a safe space where youth receive the tools and resources they need to cope with… Read more »
Samantha is a survivor. She was born into a family that showed her that love is conditional and even hurtful. When Samantha moved into the foster care system she continued to struggle to find stability and acceptance. Samantha’s youth was dark and painful, and she often felt desperately alone. How can a child ever understand… Read more »
Scott is a single father whose sons both have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. His older son, Tommy, participated in the Autism Transitional Classroom, funded by United Way. There, Tommy gained skills to succeed in school and better communicate with those around him. Your donation brings Joy to families like Scott’s. UNITED WAY’S IMPACT IS #UNIGNORABLE…. Read more »
It was a matter of weeks between the time Brian’s children learned their mother was sick, to losing her to leukemia. The Kids’ Circle, a United Way funded program, allowed his children to find a beacon of light and gave him the strength to navigate these difficult waters too. UNITED WAY’S IMPACT IS #UNIGNORABLE. Help… Read more »
Living in a cold trailer, Pam felt loneliness and despair. Then, she found the United Way office in Wallaceburg. United Way connected Pam with the resources to find a job and a warm place to live, offering Pam an #UNIGNORABLE feeling of Hope for the future. UNITED WAY’S IMPACT IS #UNIGNORABLE. Help us spread more… Read more »
Caterina is confident she can change the world; that is why she asks you to show some #LocalLove and donate to the United Way. You can be confident your donation helps your neighbour, your friend, and your community. UNITED WAY’S IMPACT IS #UNIGNORABLE. Help us spread more confidence in Chatham-Kent. Please give generously.
Told at 29 that he would lose his sight, Dave made the decision that he would define his vision loss—it would not define him. This has meant living his life with purpose, discovering new passions, and even continuing to curl—a sport that he loves. When he felt that Chatham-Kent could use additional programs to support… Read more »