Community support programs

Community Support Programs

As a not-for-profit, charitable organization, VHA is committed to serving the most vulnerable in the community. VHA delivers several programs through its own charitable resources and with the support of funding partners—including United Way, the City of Toronto and Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).

Parent Relief Program – Parent Relief and Connect is a program that addresses severe stress and impaired parent-child bonds through in-home childcare, emotional support, teaching parenting skills and connecting parents to broader community supports. The program targets vulnerable, low-income families where poverty, mental health illness and isolation put parents and their children at risk.

Child & Family to Support for Family in Crisis – The program provides short-term in-home support to families with children (birth to 4) who require “hands-on” care while parent(s) are recovering from medical emergency and/or crisis situation. The programs allows parent(s) timely recovery from illness/urgent situation and promotes access to community resources to provide ongoing support to families.

Hoarding Support Program– The Hoarding Support Program helps individuals regain control of their homes by providing support to reduce clutter when housing stability is at risk but before a crisis presents. The program utilizes a supervisor and volunteers to provide hands-on help, teach strategies for reducing clutter, and stabilize housing. For more information on our hoarding support program, please contact 416-482-4622.

Volunteer Power Program– The Volunteer Power Program provides valuable experiences to individuals who face barriers to employment, wish to develop new skills and improve their community. In turn, the volunteers help to support vulnerable/marginalized and isolated individuals/families serviced in our programs and help them build capacity by gaining independence and resilience.

For more information on any of these programs and an eligibility assessment, please contact our Intake Social Worker at 416-489-2500 X 4349.

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