I have been involved in giving back to community organizations since 1991. Below you will find some of the charitable organizations that I volunteer with.
Support & Housing – Halton
“A community where people with mental illness and/or addictions, and youth at risk are treated as unique individuals free from stigma, and where housing, services and support are available whenever and wherever needed to help them achieve their full potential.” http://shhalton.org/
READY4LIFE is a pilot project, funded by the United Ways of Oakville and Hamilton/Burlington to support youth at risk in these communities.
T.E.A.C.H. is a self-help organization for individuals (age sixteen and older) who presently live with, or have lived with a personal mental health and/or addictions challenge and have interacted with the mental health system – consumer/survivors. We Teach, Empower, Advocate for Community Health
Support & Housing – Halton will strive to provide a safe environment that allows individual growth and development. The services offered will be person-centred, meaning you are the best person to identify your strengths and how your needs should be met. Support is individualized and service delivery is driven by your direction. The agency agrees to support you with your recovery goals by building strong partnerships with you, your circle of support, and community resources to ensure the best possible service is offered to you.
Affordable Housing Halton
“a community-based nonprofit organization committed to the creation of affordable housing for low and modest income residents; and to alleviating homelessness and the lack of affordable housing in the Halton community.” http://affordablehousinghalton.ca/
The Halton Housing Alliance is a community based collaborative creating financially viable innovative housing solutions. We bring together the resources, ideas and community connections so that affordable housing development happens.
Schizophrenia Society of Ontario
“We make a positive difference in the lives of people, families and communities affected by schizophrenia and psychotic illnesses.” http://www.schizophrenia.on.ca/
My wife, Agnes and I walk in the “Peace of Minds” walk each year in May. You may also go to www.schizophrenia.on.ca and look for the “Peace of Minds” link and you can sponsor us on-line there.
For information on how to make a donation or to offer your help, please contact me any time.