Today’s families are more complex, often with single parenting, blended families, financial stressors and increased mental health issues. Families also experience systemic and intergenerational challenges such as poverty, trauma, violence, and colonization. Having a child with developmental needs brings unique and complex issues and stressors for families, that can result in caregiver burnout and compassion fatigue.
Donate to the Family Emergency Fund Today!
Funds will go directly to children and families.
This occurs through four areas.
- On loan equipment such as adapted furniture and equipment such as adapted bikes. Kids grow rapidly in the early years and it is costly to parents to purchase these items so we have it available on loan.
- Emergency funding to support families in attending medical and child development appointments which comes in the form of gas cards, bus tickets, and cab fares.
- Community outreach such as the CALM program which was created to strengthen and support the social and emotional wellbeing and capabilities of children birth to 8 years old.
- Multicultural services such as translation services for families.