United Way Invests $169,000 in 11 Fraser Valley Projects
The United Way Fraser Valley announced an investment of more than $169,000 to local projects that address poverty reduction, affordable housing and homelessness and the success of children 0-6. Through the funding, local agencies are able to make a positive impact on the lives of over 11,200 individuals in Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and the Fraser Cascade.
- Aboriginal Mother Bear Program – Mission Literacy in Motion
- Autumn House – Abbotsford Community Services
- Building Supports Program – Ishtar Transition House
- Counselling Program – SARA for Women
- Food Security Hub – Mission Community Services
- Fraser Valley Rent Assistance Project – Mennonite Central Committee
- Harwood House – Raven’s Moon
- Home to Stay – Raven’s Moon
- Parenting Time – Ann Davis Transition Society
- Pregnancy Outreach Program – SARA for Women
- Youth & Family Workers Program (Chilliwack & Abbotsford)– Cyrus Centre
Of the $169,000, approximately $59,000 went towards poverty reduction, $40,140 to children 0-6 and over $69,800 to programs focused on affordable housing. Each organization and program funded goes through a rigorous approval process by a volunteer Impact Committee to make sure the dollars are invested to areas of need and feasibility.