Accomplishments in 2016
We’re proud of the progress we’ve made this year with our partners in enabling more low-income, single parent families access the programs, tools and resources they need to move from poverty to opportunity. Here are a few highlights of what we’ve been able to achieve this year, with your help:
- 96 low income individuals served up from 76, with access affordable housing and wrap around social services
- 14 single mothers receiving a two-year college education compared with 9 mothers in 2015
- 8 families representing 23 individuals being supported in our After Care program after completing our ReStart Halton residential program
- 5 mothers graduated from our ReStart Halton program, 3 of whom gradiated from college programs ranging from Paralegal, Recreational Therapy, and Social Service Worker. One entripreneurially minded mother made great strides in starting her own successful small business.
- 80+% of mothers returned to the workforce, improved their focus and career ambitions, and their income level
- Held 40+ training workshops covering budgeting, financial literacy, parenting, nutrition, legal, coping with anxiety and more, working with amazing local experts from our community
- Organized numerous family events designed to create a sense of community for mothers and children and foster a new sense of belonging.
More here in our Newsletter. As 2016 draws to a close and we look forward to empowering more low income families in the year ahead, we welcome your continued collaboration and support as we tackle poverty together.
If you’d like to help us further expand our reach and impact, we invite you to make a donation here.
Thank you again for being a partner in financial empowerment and for helping all Canadians to prosper. Warm wishes for a joyous holiday season and a very happy new year.