We are pleased to report that in December, Cause We Care Foundation donated $20,000 to three front-line organizations: North Shore Crisis Services Society, Network of Inner City Community Services Society and YWCA Semlin Gardens. Thank you to all the supporters of our Emergency Fund who through your generous donations have made a difference in a variety of ways.
The funds, $7500, directed to the North Shore Crisis Services Society will be used for funding of HOPE’s Place. HOPE's Place is a second stage-housing program for women and their children who have left a transition house or are living in the community and need to escape an abusive situation. These families are high risk and/or face multiple barriers in accessing safe and affordable housing. HOPE's Place is the only second stage-housing program on the North Shore.
The donation of $10,000 made to the Network of Inner City Community Services Society will be directed in part to their Bright Family Futures Program and other family programs at the community centres they coordinate with (some of which include Ray-Cam Co-operative Centre, Strathcona Community Centre Association, Britannia Community Services Centre). Funds will also be allocated to the Social Pediatric (RICHER) Initiative program, which is a community-based primary healthcare service specifically designed to meet the unique needs of children, youth, and families in Vancouver's inner city neighbourhoods.
And finally, a $2500 donation was made to YWCA Semlin Gardens directed to help provide a tenant family with a better future through education.