Shifra Homes Awarded $75,000 Emergency Community Support Fund Grant to Provide COVID-19 Relief for Residents
COVID-19 relief grant from Government of Canada and United Way Halton and Hamilton’s Emergency Community Support Fund will provide mental health support and basic needs for residents.
BURLINGTON, ON – Shifra Homes is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $75,000 from the Government of Canada and United Way Halton and Hamilton’s Emergency Community Support Fund for COVID-19 relief.
The funding will be used to provide essentials such as groceries and increased sanitation, as well as increased resources for mental health and addictions counseling.
“The award of this grant from the Emergency Community Support Fund will support Shifra’s efforts to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our current and former residents,” says Nancy Romic, Executive Director of Shifra Homes. “The effects of the pandemic are not only physical. Social distancing and isolation is impacting livelihoods, safety and mental health, and it’s often the most vulnerable in our communities who are the hardest hit.”
The funding is available to all current residents as well as former residents currently enrolled in Shifra’s Seeds of Hope program.
About Shifra Homes: Shifra Homes is a women’s shelter for young homeless and pregnant women. The Shifra mission is to provide a safe haven and an empowering environment that promotes dignity and a sense of hope for our residents in order to set them up for success and autonomy after leaving our home.
To read United Way Halton & Hamilton's news release please click here.
Burlington Foundation continues to closely follow the impact of Covid-19 on our community. In this rapidly changing landscape, Burlington Foundation has established the Covid-19 Pandemic Response Fund, with first round grants already awarded to 17 front-line charities serving our most vulnerable.
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Granting is being done in coordination with other granters and with advice from the Halton Region COVID 19 Action Table to ensure critical needs are addressed. Shifra Homes has been deemed a priority agency and will be receiving funding support!
To read the OCF's news release click here.