Youth suffering from substance abuse can find a virtual safe place supported through pandemic emergency funding

Posted on Jul 18, 2020
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According to the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, 25% of Canadians aged 18-54 report their alcohol consumption has increased. This means youth are either drinking more and/or have someone close to them drinking more. In current conditions, during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn, many youth are feeling isolated and alone and are unaware there are others just like them in their community.
 
Little House Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Society is a Delta community hub of services and resources promoting health and wellness through prevention, education, and collaboration with community stakeholders. We provide a comfortable, accessible and safe place for individual and family counselling, assessment and referral, recovery meetings, and peer-to-peer support.
 
With additional support of $ $10,000 in emergency funding from the Delta Foundation, the Little House “Heart of the Youth” program is providing to youth, affected by substance use disorder, an online, safe, non-judgemental space to share their thoughts and feelings, begin to heal and develop a supportive community.
Youth suffering from substance abuse can find a virtual safe place supported through pandemic emergency funding Peter Roaf 2020-07-18 07:00:00Z 0 addition,alcohol,drugs,substance abuse

Over 700 low income, unemployed and homeless people in North Delta have access to food thanks to pandemic emergency funding

Posted on Jul 16, 2020
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For individuals and families experiencing job loss, homelessness and other financial struggles in North Delta, it has been an especially difficult time during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn. Access to food is most important for these members of the community. To relieve the stress of limited access to, and affordability of, food, and the additional stress that can lead to a rise in domestic violence, Deltassist Family and Community Services Society is substituting for the normally functioning food bank in North Delta which was forced to close during the pandemic.
 
“Deltassist Temporary North Delta Food Bank” is now serving 708 people in North Delta in need during the pandemic by purchasing every two weeks grocery gift cards so families can purchase perishable food and receive prepackaged food bags from the Surrey Food Bank. 
 
Delta Foundation has provided $70,000 in emergency funding to the food bank.
Over 700 low income, unemployed and homeless people in North Delta have access to food thanks to pandemic emergency funding Peter Roaf 2020-07-16 07:00:00Z 0 food,food bank,low income

Little sisters have a study buddy with a big sister thanks to pandemic emergency funding

Posted on Jul 14, 2020
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Every day, youth in our community face challenges like bullying, isolation, poverty, social anxiety, low self-esteem, and more. Big Sisters caseworkers carefully match Little Sisters with female adult mentors who help them overcome adversities, make healthy choices, and ultimately reach their full potential. The aim is to enable life-changing mentoring relationships and ignite the power and potential of young people. 
 
“Study Buddy” is one of three, no-cost tutoring and mentoring programs of Big Sisters. It is a weekly one-to-one mentoring relationship that focuses on school work for at risk girls aged 7 to 17 years from low income families, through one hour sessions outside of school time to work on school subjects and study skills. The program is continuing to provide this valued service with $ $5,055 in emergency funding from the Delta Foundation. 
Little sisters have a study buddy with a big sister thanks to pandemic emergency funding Peter Roaf 2020-07-14 07:00:00Z 0 girls,low income,mentor,women

Autism early intervention therapy for children supported through pandemic emergency funding

Posted on Jul 14, 2020
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Children and youth with special needs and their families have received support from Reach Child and Youth Development Society (REACH) for more than 60 years in Delta, Surrey and Langley. Every year Reach provides support for 1,200 children from birth to nineteen years of age with Autism, and developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, behavioural and mental health challenges. The family-centered, individualized, and responsive approach means that families experience success
and each child is given the opportunity to reach their potential.
 
With emergency funding of $25,805 from the Delta Foundation, the “Virtual Autism Early Intervention Therapies Program” is ensuring REACH can provide online autism-related sessions so that children continue to receive the support programs and services that they need to reach their potential. The program also sees that families are supported with the tools, materials, equipment and guidance necessary to support their child's continued development from home where in-person services are not feasible.
Autism early intervention therapy for children supported through pandemic emergency funding Peter Roaf 2020-07-14 07:00:00Z 0 autism,children,family,mental health,special needs,youth

Low income mothers supported through pandemic emergency funding

Posted on Jul 12, 2020
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Think selflessly like a mother. She wants to help not just her own family, but all those on low income trying to keep up with food, hygiene, housing and other essentials for their families. That’s been particularly tough during economic downturn and restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic. 
“Respond Like a Mother” is a program to help all those moms and their families who need a hand up, brought to Delta by Mamas for Mamas of Metro Vancouver. The Delta Foundation has provided $30,000 to Mamas for Mamas to support that program.
Low income mothers supported through pandemic emergency funding Peter Roaf 2020-07-12 07:00:00Z 0 families,low income,mothers

Women and children escaping domestic violence supported through pandemic emergency funding

Posted on Jul 09, 2020
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W I N G S Fellowship Ministries provides women and children in need, the opportunity to gain strength and live according to their worth. For women and their children who are victims of domestic violence, WINGS provides safe, warm, friendly, caring environments through housing and support services. The charity allows its clients to work through various stages of well-being, from crisis to long-term stability by providing a full range of support services. It provides a safe and supportive environment so that clients have the opportunity to hear about and understand their unique value and worth and begin to experience the potential this can mean in their lives.
 
During the “COVID-19 Mental Health and Well Being Project” WINGS is providing clients assistance with the self help tools to support mental well being and a way to reduce their contact with other people with help from the Delta Foundation, which has provided the charity with $18,000 in emergency funding.
Women and children escaping domestic violence supported through pandemic emergency funding Peter Roaf 2020-07-09 07:00:00Z 0 children,families,shelter,violence,women

Adults with mental illness trying to find a job and some stability supported through pandemic emergency funding

Posted on Jul 07, 2020
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For people living with mental illness and with low income, sometimes poverty, Options Community Services help them help themselves and, in turn, promotes safe, healthy, vibrant communities. At the Delta clubhouse, Options provides psychosocial rehabilitation programs related to employment, leisure, basic living skills and wellness. It focuses on participants’ strengths and emphasizes a person’s potential for recovery -- recovery as a personal journey rather than a set outcome, developing hope, a secure base and sense of self, supportive relationships, empowerment, social inclusion, coping skills and meaning.
 
The “Ready to Work (R2W)” project aims to reduce barriers in finding employment post-COVID-19 for those of age 19 years and older by increasing employability among clients experiencing mental illness.
 
Delta Foundation has provided $8,000 in emergency funding to the Options Ready to Work project.
Adults with mental illness trying to find a job and some stability supported through pandemic emergency funding Peter Roaf 2020-07-07 07:00:00Z 0 jobs,mental,mental illness,workplace

Homeless benefit from COVID-19 emergency fund

Posted on Jun 17, 2020
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Homeless people in the community needing a little extra during the coming months ahead and into the Fall will receive gift cards, food and help if they come to the door of the Ladner United Church and Delta’s Emergency Response Shelter with the help of a $1,000 Covid19 Relief Grant from the Delta Foundation, Delta's community foundation. 
Homeless benefit from COVID-19 emergency fund Peter Roaf 2020-06-17 07:00:00Z 0 homeless,housing,shelter

Food Bank support from the O'Keeffe family

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The O'Keeffe Family Fund and Sandra O'Keeffe have donated $2,508 to the South Delta Food Bank through the Delta Foundation. The Food Bank, which has experienced increased demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, is one of five causes supported by the O'Keeffe family.
Food Bank support from the O'Keeffe family Peter Roaf 2020-06-04 07:00:00Z 0 family,food

South Delta Food Bank receives support in hard times

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South Delta Food Bank helps provide supplemental support in the way of groceries to 80 individuals and families dealing with short or long term poverty. It has experienced increased demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Food Bank has received $2,000 from the Delta Foundation to help continue supporting those in our community who need food for themselves and their families.
South Delta Food Bank receives support in hard times Peter Roaf 2020-05-25 07:00:00Z 0 food,poverty

Small grants for neighourhoods … at a social distance

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Last year Delta Foundation offered funding support up to $500 to groups of Delta residents to get together for shared projects or just to socialize near their homes with the Neighbourhood Small Grants. With matching funds from the Vancouver Foundation and administrative support of the City of Delta the program funded 17 projects over the summer months.
 
This year, given social distancing and other measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, a similar program is now offered to residents throughout Delta as the “Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants (R-NSG)” program. As before, this new grant stream will support small scale community projects to build community strength and resilience, foster community creativity and wellbeing, and tackle social isolation. This year, however, the program will follow new social/physical distancing guidelines.
Small grants for neighourhoods … at a social distance Peter Roaf 2020-04-26 07:00:00Z 0
Beautification of townhome community — Neighbourhood Small Grant Peter Roaf 2020-04-11 07:00:00Z 0

Spring Swap with Neighbourhood Small Grant

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Household items and clothing were the “currency” among families and neighbours in a Delta neighbourhood at a May 4, 2019 Spring Swap. The swap ran from 10 am to 2 pm with no limits on the number of items each person could take home or on the people who were welcome to attend. A Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Delta Foundation, through funding from the Vancouver Foundation, covered hospitality and other expenses.
Spring Swap with Neighbourhood Small Grant Peter Roaf 2020-04-10 07:00:00Z 0
Townhome BBQ with Neighbourhood Small Grant Peter Roaf 2020-04-10 07:00:00Z 0
Annual neighbourhood street party with Neighbourhood Small Grant Peter Roaf 2020-04-10 07:00:00Z 0

Shoreline clean up with Neighbourhood Small Grant

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Eighty volunteers of all ages, from Tsawwassen and Ladner, assembled on a Saturday in June and removed 6,045 pounds of debris off 16 local shorelines. The clean up crew tracked what was being collected then weighed, sorted and transported it for recycling or waste disposal. A Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Delta Foundation, through funding from the Vancouver Foundation, covered hospitality and other expenses.
 
 
Shoreline clean up with Neighbourhood Small Grant Peter Roaf 2020-04-10 07:00:00Z 0

North Delta block party with Neighbourhood Small Grant

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A culturally diverse neighbourhood in North Delta, ranging from young children to seniors, held a block party on September 7, 2019 simply to bring the local community or neighbourhood together. It was funded by the Neighbourhood Small Grants from the Delta Foundation, with funding from the Vancouver Foundation. 
North Delta block party with Neighbourhood Small Grant Peter Roaf 2020-04-10 07:00:00Z 0

Chamber music in Delta

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From intimate recitals to dynamic chamber ensembles, presented in Delta, at the South Delta Baptist Church, and in New Westminster, Coquitlam and the North Shore, Vancouver Chamber Music Society invites some of Canada’s best musical talents together with internationally acclaimed artists to present unforgettable musical experiences to the public. Delta Foundation has supported the Society with $1,750.
Chamber music in Delta Peter Roaf 2020-04-09 07:00:00Z 0

Tsawwassen street party with Neighbourhood Small Grant

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Continuing an event of the past two years, a group of Tsawwassen residents held an end-of-summer street party on September 7 to mark the subdivision’s 45th Anniversary. The event organizers wanted to reach out to more people, young and old, living in the area to help celebrate, with the help of $400 from the Delta Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grants program, funded by the Vancouver Foundation.
 
 
Tsawwassen street party with Neighbourhood Small Grant Peter Roaf 2020-04-09 07:00:00Z 0
Hydrotherapy pool at Centre for Child Development supported Peter Roaf 2019-11-26 08:00:00Z 0

Small grants can boost Delta neighbourhoods

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Delta residents who want to connect and engage with others to make their community a better place to live can do something about it with a Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Delta Foundation.

Based on a simple but powerful idea – that everyone is a valuable member of the community and that we all have something to share — Neighbourhood Small Grants of $50 to $500 can enable local residents to strengthen their community by bringing people together, sharing their skills and knowledge, celebrating diversity, and increasing their sense of belonging.

Small grants can boost Delta neighbourhoods Peter Roaf 2019-02-28 08:00:00Z 0

Support for workshop to support families of Little House substance abuse clients

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Little House Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Society’s Heart of the Family workshop provides family members, spouses, and friends of those enroled in the recovery program with a chance to learn about substance use disorder, available resources, and coping skills for every family member. For some families which find the cost of workshop to be a challenge, a grant by the Delta Foundation, from the Sam Fogel Fund, of $3,566, will help them participate.
Support for workshop to support families of Little House substance abuse clients Peter Roaf 2019-01-15 08:00:00Z 0

Sound improved for community classroom

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Serving up to 100 people seated, the Heritage Room education wing of Cedar Park Church, as a facility for the community as well as the church, now provides an essential portable audio equipment system with support of the Delta Foundation.
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