Halton Region is investing more than $316,000 in community safety and well-being initiatives through the Halton Region Community Investment Fund (HRCIF). The funding, which is dedicated to supporting emerging community safety and well-being initiatives in 2019, will be provided to five community organizations to assist Halton’s older adults, youth or those at risk of homelessness.
“Since 2012, the HRCIF has been helping enhance how our communities support the health, safety and well-being or our residents,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “This investment will help continue that work by addressing community safety and well-being priority issues in Halton, including homelessness prevention, isolation among older adults and support for youth exiting child welfare services.”
In 2019, the HRCIF has awarded nearly $2.7 million in funding (including this $316,000 investment) to a wide range of non-profit health and social service programs that enhance the health, safety and well-being of Halton residents. The HRCIF is part of Halton’s overall approach to community safety and well-being planning and supports a holistic response to human service needs.
The $316,000 earmarked for community safety and well-being initiatives will be provided to the following organizations:
- Home Suite Hope to develop a pilot project to enhance access to life skills programming for individuals at risk of homelessness.
- Links2Care to identify and support older adults who are isolated or at-risk of isolation.
- Community Development Halton to enhance the Halton Senior Connectors program, which offers resources and referrals for older adults.
- Oakville Meals on Wheels to support the agency’s ongoing operations of delivering meals to older adults and preventing isolation.
- Halton Children’s Aid Society (CAS) to create two housing opportunities through the Halton CAS Host Home program.
These community partners and many other organizations from across Halton continue to work closely with the Region and the Halton Regional Police Service to implement strategies that support the health, safety and well-being of residents. To learn more about the key issues and initiatives addressed through Halton’s Community Safety & Well-Being Plan or supported though the HRCIF, visit halton.ca.
The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 580,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, call 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at halton.ca.