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2013 kamloops INVESTMENT Report All money raised through a United Way campaign stays in the community that it was raised in. Members of the Community Impact Council – all volunteers, make the decision of where to invest the funds raised.

From poverty to possibility Organization: Street School where the funding is going: Literacy Outreach Worker (LOW)

55

students graduated from Street School in 2012

The Literacy Outreach Worker empowers students with low literacy skills, drug addiction, mental illness, backgrounds of abuse and neglect, to overcome addictions, secure employment and establish positive ties to their community through utilization of existing support, service agencies and one-on-one support.

ORGANIZATION

Percentage of total investments which support From poverty to possibility

WHERE THE FUNDING IS GOING

ASK Wellness* ......................................................... SHOP – Social & Health Options for Persons in the Sex Trade Canadian Mental Health Association*...................... Operational Elizabeth Fry Society*.............................................. Operational

All that kids can be Organization: White Buffalo Aboriginal and Metis Health Society where the funding is going: Aboriginal Supported Childcare & Infant Development Program

266

First Nations, Metis and Inuit families served in one year ORGANIZATION

The Aboriginal Supported Development Program improves outcomes for children and youth with developmental delays by promoting inclusion in home, daycare and school settings for children, as well as providing assessments, diagnoses and referrals for recommended treatments and strategies.

WHERE THE FUNDING IS GOING

Boys and Girls Club*................................................ Operational Big Brothers Big Sisters............................................ In-School Mentoring Program Interior Community Services.................................... Youth Outreach Program Lii Michif Otipemisiwak............................................ Circle of Care Program Children’s Therapy & Family Resource Centre.......... Early Intervention Program Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism..................... Operational *United Way is piloting multi-year funding to five organizations to build capacity and sustainability

Percentage of total investments which support All that kids can be


2013 kamloops INVESTMENT Report

$

806,500

Healthy people, strong communities Organization: Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and Phoenix Centre where the funding is going: Closing the gap on addiction and homelessness

11

new supportive beds for adults in recovery

ORGANIZATION

United Way is partnering with the RIH Foundation to help CLOSE THE GAP ON HOMELESSNESS AND ADDICTION. This pilot project will provide funding for staff to support adults in recovery who will occupy the 11 single room occupancy units above the Emerald Centre Co-Ed Emergency Shelter, operated by CMHA. These supportive recovery units will be for vulnerable clients leaving the Phoenix Centre’s in-patient detox and are continuing an outpatient treatment plan.

WHERE THE FUNDING IS GOING

cnib................................................................ Operational Kamloops Family Resources Society................. Family Tree Drop-in & Programs Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association....... Sensory Development Program Kamloops Brain Injury Association*.................. Life Skills Program Canadian Red Cross......................................... HELP Depot People In Motion............................................. Operational Pregnancy Care Centre.................................... Operational Seniors Outreach Services Society.................... The Safe Suite

Percentage of total investments which support Healthy people, strong communities

St. John Ambulance......................................... Medical First Responder Equipment LINK................................................................. Literacy Outreach Coordinator YMCA/YWCA....................................................................Children Who Witness Abuse Program

Organization: Kamloops Adapted Sports Association where the funding is going: Capital grant for purchase of wheelchairs

50

on average

%

of wheelchair basketball participants are able-bodied

“Currently in Kamloops there is almost no opportunity for adapted sport. The one program that does exist (wheelchair basketball) has no capacity for growth, as there are no extra sport chairs for new-comers to use. The truth of the matter is that to be able to compete in adapted sport, a person with a physical disability would have to look outside of Kamloops.” Jessica Vliegenthart, President, KASA

*United Way is piloting multi-year funding to five organizations to build capacity and sustainability

2013 Kamloops Investment Report  

All money raised through a United Way campaign stays in the community that it was raised in. Members of the Community Impact Council – all v...

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