Our 2014 Seasonal Program, in conjunction with the Children's Aid Foundation of Halton, has now wrapped up.
As in previous years, we are extremely overwhelmed by the generosity of the Halton community.
There were 148 donors who provided toys, clothing, gift cards, bikes, helmets and locks to over 600 individuals and families.
Thank you so much for your support and helping the children, youth and families in Halton thrive!
As the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family comes to an end, Our Kids Network is releasing personal stories of three unique Halton families. Their experiences highlight how families in Halton are meeting everyday challenges while also addressing the question of what makes a family.
Our Kids Network is a Halton-wide partnership of organizations and agencies serving children and youth. Director Elena DiBattista says that profiling the lives of these three families has already had an impact. “We knew we would learn things about their experiences in the community, and we know the power of a personal story,” she says. “These families are not just ‘numbers’ served by community agencies, they are our neighbours and friends.”
Each family has been through its own struggles and each has found ways to find help and push through to positive outcomes. Our Kids Network has produced a video of interviews of the three families, hosted by Bob Cowan of CHCH Hamilton. The video can be viewed online at http://bit.ly/13yRqi1