Support & Housing Halton – $2,000 (Seed Grant)
This grant will support Life Skills and Social Activity Groups which promote and increase community participation and decrease social isolation for individuals, who experience mental health and/or addictions concerns. Social Development groups include educating individuals about the use of food items obtained from the food bank and preparation of cultural nutritional recipes for a healthy, balanced diet. The program supports the agency’s mission delivery through the education of Holistic Living that are necessary skills to be utilized by people living with mental illness and/or addictions, and youth at risk. This program also gives participants the opportunity to practice their socialization skills in a safe space, which helps clients overcome fears and isolation. Clients recognize and build their strengths within a positive environment provided by Support & Housing Halton’s program and support coordinators.