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The Face of Poverty has Changed

 

Foremost, our thoughts are with those who have been impacted by COVID-19. During this challenging time we recognize the vital role WoodGreen and other social service agencies play in our city and we are doing what we can to support the needs of our community. We thank our staff and volunteers for their dedication and commitment as they continue to offer services in the community to our vulnerable clients. While this situation changes each day, please know we will continue to focus on supporting the WoodGreen community. For more information about WoodGreen’s response please visit our  COVID 19 update page.

We continue to support our isolated seniors and care for the most vulnerable members of our society – keeping them out of hospitals and safe in their homes and in their community.  Each and every day, it falls upon WoodGreen to care for those that don’t have the supports in place of families or friends.

It is even more critical, during this unique and challenging global crisis, that we not lose sight of the need to raise funds to financially support WoodGreen’s impactful programs, when our city and community need us most.  With that in mind, we encourage you to consider making an online donation to support our work during this crisis. The needs of the individuals and families we serve will not stop during this crisis; they are liable to increase.

We ask that you consider making a #COVID19commitment of $50 to help us with urgent needs related to the current crisis and to continue to support the most vulnerable members of our society – keeping them out of hospitals and safe in their homes and in their community.  Whether it is the $5 a day you are not spending on your daily coffee while you are self-isolating or you just want to help those less fortunate in our city during this crisis – you will be a Difference Maker!

The WoodGreen Foundation is the charitable arm of WoodGreen Community Services.

The Foundation supports the vital work of WoodGreen Community Services by creating awareness and helping to inspire philanthropic support to enable WoodGreen to create new paths to opportunity for some of the most vulnerable members of the community.

The Foundation provides an opportunity for donors to become meaningfully engaged in WoodGreen’s work ― enhancing self-sufficiency, promoting well-being and reducing poverty through innovative solutions to critical social needs. ― and to see the impact of their support in the community.

The numbers behind the faces

These numbers are a disturbing glimpse into complex social issues affecting our city. issues that inspire difference makers to take action.


1 in 4

Children in our city live in poverty.

700

YOUTH AT AGE 18, TRANSITION OUT OF THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM EVERY YEAR, OFTEN WITH NO CLEAR PATH FORWARD.

85,000

PEOPLE ARE ON THE WAITLIST FOR SUPPORTIVE HOUSING IN OUR CITY

3,000

MEN SLEEP IN SHELTERS IN OUR CITY EACH AND EVERY NIGHT

1 in 4

SENIORS LIVE WITH A MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM (E.G. DEPRESSION, ANXIETY OR DEMENTIA)

1 in 10

HOUSEHOLDS EXPERIENCE FOOD INSECURITY

1,000

Women and Children are living in shelters everyday.

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