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United Way Centraide SD&G supports Beyond 21’s “Social Network Program” where developmentally disabled adults with complex needs participate in a day program, focussing on socialization including peer and community connections in a connected, respectful hub.

United Way Centraide SD&G supports Canadian Mental Health Association’s mental health promotion program “ Talk About Mental Illness (TAMI),” providing youth with opportunities to build positive responses to emotional and behavioural problems. When youth are healthy both physically and mentally, they increase their chances for success academically allowing them to make the health transition into adulthood and post-secondary education.

United Way Centraide SD&G supports Canadian Hearing Society’s “Counselling Services,” providing deaf and hard of hearing individuals with communication support, hearing health care information and referrals to community services. This program removes barriers and improves physical wellbeing, strength and independence.

United Way Centraide SD&G supports Red Cross’ “Transportation Program,” which provides rides to individuals for out of town medical appointments whose needs cannot be met due to financial resources or physical / mental incapacity.

United Way Centraide SD&G supports March of Dimes Canada’s “Assistive Devices Program,” which assists adults with physical disabilities who are in financial need to purchase assistive devices to increase their mobility, functional independence and independent life style.

United Way Centraide SD&G supports Glen Stor Dun Lodge Outreach Services “Meals on Wheels Program,” which provides hot meals and daily check-in to frail, elderly seniors. This program provides nutritional support and social contact allowing individuals to remain in their home for an extended period of time.

United Way Centraide SD&G supports SD&G Developmental Services “Independent Relief Program,” providing necessary care giving assistance to overwhelmed and tired family members of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This support provides the opportunity to learn and develop a non-parent relationship that mirrors a friendship.

United Way Centraide SD&G supports SASS’s “Mobile Outreach Support Service Program,” providing counselling to women over 16yrs who have been sexually assaulted and are unable to otherwise access support services. SASS’s counsellors travel and deliver this service throughout SDG in order to facilitate healing, strength and health.