As part of our goal to increase access to services, we’ve invested in Community Hubs—local infrastructure with health services and social programs targeted to local needs, all under one roof—which means that services are easy to get to and people can access the supports they need. By building Community Hubs, United Way has improved access to essential social services—creating a foundation for a healthy neighbourhood. Altogether, our Community Hubs house 54 community organizations that have already been accessed by residents over 63,000 times. A new Hub is currently in development.
Hubs also offer accessible and flexible community space intended for a variety of uses, not just formal programs. This means that people can participate in community life by using Hubs as a gathering place where they can visit with their friends and neighbours. They’re also centres of engagement and capacity building where residents can participate in community activities. By bringing health services right into the inner suburban neighborhoods, we are connecting residents with the tools they need to lead healthier lives.
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