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Niagara Prosperity Initiatives

2021 projects

Regional

Community Care St. Catharines and Thorold

Project: Brushed Aside 2020
Contract: $110,572

This program funds either the dental needs of individuals who are ineligible for publicly funded programs, or the unfunded portion of those who are eligible. Community Care is the lead agency working with five partners across Niagara. The maximum annual allotment per client is $1,000.

Gateway Residential and Community Support Services of Niagara Inc.

Project: Specialized Outreach - Niagara Assertive Street Outreach
Contract: $72,214

This project will enhance the Niagara Assertive Street Outreach Team throughout Niagara with the addition of two specialized outreach workers. The focus will be working with individuals living rough with a dual diagnosis and or concurrent disorder.

Gillian's Place

Project: Domestic Violence Response Initiative
Contract: $68,180

This project is in collaboration with FACS Niagara and is designed to enhance services to families experiencing domestic violence who are also being served by child welfare.

John Howard Society of Niagara

Project: Navigating Harm Reduction Peer Outreach Program
Contract: $84,028

This is a 10-week psychoeducational program designed to help individuals who are struggling to maintain positive and pro-social relationships build practical skills to improve how they interact with others.

Niagara Regional Native Centre

Project: MNO Endayaan (The Good Home)
Contract: $78,500

A project to enhance the Homeward Bound program by offering home supports that coincide with Indigenous pedagogies of holistic support.

Positive Living Niagara

Project: Niagara Harm Reduction Peer Outreach Program
Contract: $42,988

Peer workers will distribute harm reduction supplies and naloxone coupled with education to reduce infections, lower overdose rates and death.

Project SHARE of Niagara Falls Inc.

Project: Niagara Food Hub
Contract: $28,996

This project will increase coordination among food banks to provide more essential food items like fresh protein to distribute to families who are living below the poverty line in Niagara.

Quest Community Health Centre

Project: Niagara Homelessness Emergency Liaison and Peer Support
Contract: $129,325

Individuals with lived experience of homelessness will provide counseling, assistance and referrals to community agencies to meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness who visit emergency departments in Niagara.

The RAFT

Project: Landlords / Family Engagement
Contract: $72,118

This project will expand on the existing Landlord / Family Engagement program, initially a function of Youth Reconnect. Workers will help at-risk youth get and / or maintain suitable market rent housing and family reunifications.

Niagara Falls

Community Addiction Services of Niagara

Project: Addiction Services in Women's Shelter Project
Contract: $26,421

This project will employ an addiction coach to work onsite with YWCA, Gillian's Place and Women's Place South Niagara participants who present addiction issues.

YMCA of Niagara

Project: YMCA Adventure Club
Contract: $25,000

This is a program for children and families who are at-risk or in vulnerable situations and has been developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Project SHARE of Niagara Falls Inc.

Project: Dental Cleaning Program
Contract: $57,830

This project will provide funding for dental cleaning for eligible adults who are living below the poverty line in Niagara Falls and without any dental coverage. This cleaning will increase their oral and overall health.

St. Catharines

Community Addiction Services of Niagara

Project: Addiction Services in Women's Shelter Project
Contract: $26,422

This project will employ an addiction coach to work onsite with YWCA, Gillian's Place and Women's Place South Niagara participants who present addiction issues.

YMCA of Niagara

Project: YMCA Adventure Club
Contract: $25,000

This is a program for children and families who are at-risk or in vulnerable situations and has been developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Westview Christian Fellowship

Project: Westview Centre4Women
Contract: $92,658

This project provides services in the area of housing and health in the Queenston Street and surrounding areas to women and families who are dealing with issues of homelessness, addiction, sex trade / human trafficking, LGBTQ discrimination, and any other barriers preventing safe housing.

Welland

Community Addiction Services of Niagara

Project: Addiction Services in Women's Shelter Project
Contract: $26,421

This project will employ an addiction coach to work onsite with YWCA, Gillian's Place and Women's Place South Niagara participants who present addiction issues.

The Hope Centre

Project: Return 2 Hope Counselling Program
Contract: $93,600

A team of registered psychotherapists will provide supports to vulnerable members of the community to address adverse childhood trauma such as physical, emotional or sexual abuse which have been exacerbated with pandemic related anxiety and restrictions.

Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre

Project: Housing Coordinator
Contract: $39,665

This project will serve newcomer clients with safe, secure and clean emergency shelter apartments. Opportunities will be offered for select clients in the shelter to help the housing coordinator with shelter tasks to gain Canadian work experience.

West Lincoln

Links for Greener Learning

Project: West Lincoln Community Care Housing Assistance
Contract: $45,000

To provide housing cost relief to West Lincoln Community Care low income clients. This will help individuals meet their financial commitments while providing the opportunity for goal setting and action plan development.

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