United Way’s vision is for everyone in every community to have he opportunity to reach their full potential. We are currently focused on two key area: breaking the cycle of intimate partner violence and ensuring timely access to mental health services.
- Saint John has the second highest rate of intimate partner violence in Atlantic Canada.
- Children who grow up in a household with intimate partner violence are more than 5x more likely to be abused or abusive as adults.
- Timely access to mental health services can prevent small problems from becoming life altering or threatening.
- Since 2020, 54% of Canadians say their mental health has worsened.
- More than 1 in 5 New Brunswickers experience an alcohol or drug use disorder in their lifetime.
How you’re helping build a stronger community
Like many services, you do not know what is available until you need help. As we become more aware of the importance of addressing mental health, we do not become more aware of how to get the help we need. Mental health programs and services are delivered by the government, community based organizations, and the private sector with barriers like cost and wait time.
By making counselling affordable and accessible, we can prevent small problems from becoming life altering and threatening.
- 6376 rides to employment, programs and essential services were provided.
- 59 newcomers improved their English language skills
- 144 women had support to break the cycle of intimate partner violence.
- 312 accessed supports to sustain their recovery from addictions.
- 1616 subsidized mental health counselling sessions were provided.
OUR OUTCOMES: Strengthening Community
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