United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta, together with support from local donors, is providing more support to community agencies dedicated to keeping the people of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta safe and well during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The General COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund supported five programs in 2020, and will support an additional 10 programs and projects in 2021-2022 which are addressing community needs related to COVID-19 and its continuing effects on vulnerable people in south western Alberta communities.
“More than a year later, COVID-19 continues to challenge our communities in many ways. We’re very thankful for this support from local donors, and appreciate the valuable work local organizations continue to do to support people and families in accessing and navigating community services.”
-Janelle Marietta (Executive Director)
UNITED WAY OF LETHBRIDGE & SOUTH WESTERN ALBERTA GENERAL COVID-19 RELIEF & RECOVERY FUNDING INVESTMENTS
Allied Arts Council of Pincher Creek – $2,650.00 to support positive mental health through art therapy.
Crowsnest Community Support Society – 5,000.00 to support individuals with disabilities in the Crowsnest Pass area to remain connected to community supports, engage in social activities and pursue meaningful daily activity.
Frontier College – $10,000.00 to support children at St. Martha’s School who have experienced learning loss due to the repeated transitions to and from at-home learning.
Inclusion Lethbridge – 10,000.00 to support individuals with disabilities, their caregivers, and families in navigating government and community supports, accessing social activities, and pursuing meaningful daily activity.
Interfaith Food Bank – $8,150.00 to assist in the provision of food hampers for individuals and families who require special dietary items for cultural or medical reasons.
Lethbridge Detachment Victim Assistance Society – $10,000.00 to meet service demands and improve access to support services for victims of crime and violence.
Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society – $8,000.00 to support the facilitation of a pop-up health clinic at Pow Wows to encourage vaccination, address basic health concerns, and connect people to community services.
SASHA House – $6,550.00 to assist adults with severe and persistent mental illness in re-establishing community connections, accessing employment, pursuing meaningful daily activity and adjusting to a more virtual way of life.
Volunteer Lethbridge – $4,650.00 to support training and education for volunteers and facilitators of the Keep In Touch Program helping to reduce social isolation for local seniors.
YWCA Lethbridge – $15,000.00 to support mental health initiatives for residents of Harbour House, and individuals who call YWCA crisis lines.
The COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund has been made possible through donations from partners including Alberta Blue Cross, ATB Financial, Canadian Tire Ltd., The Co-Operators, Heaven Hill Brands, London Drugs Inc., Max Bell Foundation, Scotiabank, Wawanesa Insurance, and from many individuals throughout the community. United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta is thankful for the #LocalLove of the community during this challenging time.