Poverty, homelessness and mental illness can often go unnoticed. That’s why the United Way offer programs for those in need. To tell us more we welcomed Anne Tennier, from the United Way of Halton and Hamilton, and Fred, who has experienced the impact of the programs. Read More.
Through literally dozens of independent agencies, United Way makes support services possible for isolated seniors, people escaping abuse, those dealing with addiction issues, children managing grief, people dealing with disabilities, families facing food insecurity or other problems of poverty, and many other important issues in our community. Across Halton Region, 10% of people live below the
Holiday wishes from United Way Halton & Hamilton – Building Hope and Celebrating Diversity It’s often during special holidays when the sentimental and loving side of humanity shines through. Whether it’s honouring ancestors with special offerings, or re-enacting sacred moments from the past, or simply enjoying cultural activities, we all treasure these times of remembrance
Making fundamental change for menstrual equity in Halton & Hamilton When you use a public or workplace washroom, you probably don’t think twice about the fact that toilet paper is available at no cost. It’s a necessity, after all. So why don’t we expect the same when it comes to equally necessary period products?
The Power of Giving You can help make poverty #UNIGNORABLE We’re making the power of a dollar go further in the fight against poverty on GivingTuesday, December 3. Will you join us? Nearly 3 million Canadians struggle daily just to meet their basic needs. These are people in our communities who are often one crisis
As the holiday season approaches, many of us have nostalgic thoughts of home. If we’re lucky – and many of us are – we remember happy childhoods spent with loved ones in cozy, comfortable homes. But sadly, as the housing market changes, “Home Sweet Home” is becoming a fantasy for more and more people. Scenes
Today – November 13th – is World Kindness Day. It was declared in 1998 by humanitarian groups that wanted to encourage people everywhere to help create a kinder world. At United Way, kindness is the theme that runs through everything we do. Our Vision is to create strong, empowered communities without barriers – communities where
On Tuesday, Nov. 5, more than 100 volunteers headed out into the community to help local organizations with projects for #UNIGNORABLE issues in Halton as a part of United Way Halton & Hamilton's Show Your Local Love Day. Read More.
Today, on World Mental Health Day, I’m encouraged by the progress that is being made in our understanding of mental health. There is now wider-spread awareness of the need for care and compassion, and an openness about the impact of mental health challenges on the lives of people of all ages and from every walk
September 7, 2019 United Way Halton & Hamilton sets largest-ever fundraising goal of $11.1 million. HAMILTON, ON September 7, 2019 – It’s aggressive and it’s bold – an $11,100,000 fundraising goal for United Way Halton & Hamilton. “This is the largest goal for the community fund ever, and with your help we will achieve it,”