The YMCA of Cumberland Community Development department works to improve YMCAs capacity to support the needs of our community, with a focus on homelessness prevention and food security.
Homelessness Prevention and Outreach
The Housing Support Worker assists individuals who are homeless, or are at risk of becoming homeless, find and maintain safe, affordable housing. Ongoing case management is provided in order to best support the client’s needs. Contact Vanessa McManaman at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Diversion Support Worker assists individuals who are transitioning out of health or corrections facilities, and are homeless, find and maintain safe, affordable housing. Ongoing case management is provided in order to best support the client’s needs. Contact Ellen Gaudet at email@example.com
The Trustee Program assists individuals 16+ and families who are in receipt of social assistance, disability payments or pension, with managing their monthly income in order to reduce their risk of homelessness and loss of other essential services (e.g. electricity, water, heat). Contact Aiden Kivisto at firstname.lastname@example.org
A weekly meal program offered every Wednesday from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Everyone welcome, free-will offerings are excepting to help with the continuity of this program. Lunch bags are available to those in need daily.
As a charity, the YMCA of Cumberland is able to continue these programs thanks to donations from individuals and businesses. Donate today, here. You can also mail a cheque to PO Box 552, Amherst, NS B4H4A1 or visit our membership services desk.