Do we care for our vulnerable?

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

July 19, 2012
… cumulative disadvantage, where someone faces more challenges than she or he can reasonably handle, very often leads to despair. The result is that people in poverty struggle on a constant basis with a loss of hope. The unavailability of discretionary benefits will make the cumulative effect of disadvantage and despair that much worse… The challenge for the generally well off is to treat the vulnerable, the poor, those facing cumulative disadvantage, with basic humanity. What type of community are we?

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Having a sense of purpose

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Nov. 30, 2011
In 2006 the Ministry of Health invested funding in the Mental Health Network… First and foremost, we act as the voice of persons living with mental illness… We provide information, guidance, and education to all community stakeholders… We also link people to services they might not know about… We provide daily meals and offer education around healthy eating, budgeting and nutrition. We offer exercise and fitness programs every day… The most important thing that we offer is an opportunity to be together in a safe, encouraging, healthy environment. We encourage a sense of purpose…

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