Each year over 300 individuals and family members are given a warm bed, hot meals and positive support in our shelter. With United Way’s support, A Place Called Home can continue to ensure that these people have a safe and caring place to go at the end of their day.
Lorrie Polito, Executive Director
A Place Called Home
Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes has been a grateful recipient of United Way funding for over 25 years. During this time, United Way funding has enabled our organization to provide Mental Health Supports, Meal Programs, Academic Support, Transportation, Sport/Physical Activity, Mentorship/Leadership, Arts & Culture, After-School and Summer Camp programming to tens of thousands of children and youth. United Way funding enables us to level the playing field for young people whose families struggle financially. The funds provide supplies, equipment and staffing for programs geared toward creating positive short, medium and long term outcomes. United Way has helped the Club through many difficult times and assisted greatly in ensuring that no child is turned away due to a lack of financial means. Our partnership with United Way has strengthened and stabilized our organization and made the community a better place for all of us!
Scott Robertson, Executive Director
Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes
With the support of the United Way City of Kawartha Lakes, the Trustee Program at Canadian Mental Health Association-HKPR is able to provide many vulnerable people in our community with assistance to manage their funds so they can live in the community with financial stability. Being able to maintain stable housing and food enables them to have a better quality of life and reduces their stress which improves their mental health. This program helps men, women and children in this community through the continued support of United Way.
Canadian Mental Health Association