We have the influence and relationships to make sustainable change a reality. By harnessing resources from corporate, nonprofit and public partners, we can provide immediate assistance to our most vulnerable populations while addressing the root causes of our community's longstanding challenges and changing lives for the better.
Every child deserves the opportunity
to be all they can be
Every person deserves access to opportunities so they can lead their best lives
Every person deserves to have access to the supports that allow them to be healthy
Every person deserves to live in a
strong, diverse, vibrant community
In 2017-18, you helped change approximately 45,800 lives in Chatham-Kent.
People who use substances received support to reduce harm to themselves, their families and our community as a whole. Harm Reduction Program AIDS Support Chatham-Kent.
Girls and boys ages 9-14, were taught the importance of healthy bodies/healthy minds in their school environments. Go Girls/Game ON, Big Brothers Big Sisters Chatham-Kent.
Children in need were able to receive a backpack full of grade-appropriate school supplies to help them succeed in school. Operation BackPacks Program.
Female teenagers learned about healthy versus unhealthy relationships while completing activities designed to boost confidence and self-esteem. Healthy Youth Relationships Program, Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre.
Children and teens who were experiencing a life-threatening illness themselves, or that of a loved one, received encouragement on their journey through bereavement. Kid’s Circle Program, Erie St. Clair VON.
Individuals and families who had difficulty purchasing enough food to avoid hunger as a result of job loss, illness, or other life altering circumstances were able to receive food. Foodbank Program, Tilbury Information & H.E.L.P. Centre at United Way’s West Chatham-Kent Outreach Office.
Elementary aged children, who deal with impulsivity, distractibility, inattention and the inability to read and interpret social cues, learned how to manage situations in their everyday lives. Social Skills & Tutoring Programs, Learning Disabilities Association of Chatham-Kent.