In the 105 year history of West NH, we have learned that our communities can survive, stabilize, and even thrive when people of all income levels and backgrounds work together side by side. Please consider making a donation to our 2017 Annual Appeal today.
What is the work of West Neighbourhood House?
Over 15,000 community members a year participate in one or more of the many programs in West Neighbourhood House:
- programs that help stabilize lives, for example:
- settlement for immigrant and refugee mothers and their young children,
- employment services and financial problem-solving,
- case management for adults who are “street-involved”,
- day program for adults and seniors with dementia, and
- Meals on Wheels and home care for seniors and adults with disabilities.
- programs that help people strive for better lives, for example:
- Newcomer Youth Program, and
- Adult Literacy and academic upgrading.
- programs that help people thrive in their community, for example:
- the Music School, and
- the seniors’ arts showcase and craft groups, Indigenous craft group.
- programs that help people participate in the drive for better social conditions, for example:
- facilitating “democracy talks” community forums,
- our community research with low-income workers paid “under the table”,
- organizing public forums about local developments and the City budget.