United Way Funds Programming To Combat Poverty
The YWCA Muskoka announced that it and five other community partners have been successful in securing a three year regional grant from United Way Simcoe Muskoka to provide a sustainable and transformative approach to poverty reduction.
The YWCA Muskoka is the leading agency working in partnership with YMCA Employment Services; The Hub Huntsville; CAP Debt Reduction; Muskoka Community Church and Faith Baptist Church.
The project will provide annual Bridges out of Poverty training for community members and service providers in Muskoka; extend the Getting Ahead in a Just Getting By World program; and strengthen the regional delivery of the Circles program.
According to stats from Muskoka Community Foundation, 13% of Muskoka residents are living in poverty, and the median employment income is 21% lower than the rest of Ontario.
The United Way Simcoe Muskoka funding will enable the partnering organizations to provide these services to Muskoka communities until 2023.