Windsor Star Published an article Jan 24, 2023.
By Julie Kotsis
Four local organizations focused on mental health and oral care services have received a funding boost with the announcement of $564,000 in community investment by Green Shield.
The grants, made in partnership with the WindsorEssex Community Foundation, were announced during a gathering Tuesday morning at Maryvale’s Youth Wellness Hub.
Recipients include the Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor-Essex County, which received $200,000 to support the Youth Wellness Hub Windsor-Essex.
Windsor Family Health Team was also awarded $200,000 to support its community oral health care project, while the Harrow Health Centre Family Health Team received $100,000 for its community oral health-care project.
And $64,000 was awarded to Trans Wellness Ontario to support queer and trans counselling services.
“Over the past few years, Green Shield has been incredibly proud to partner with the WECF as a leading advocate for community well-being here in Windsor-Essex,” said Mila Lucio, an executive vice-president at Green Shield.
“With their support, and thanks to the dedication and expertise of these front-line organizations, we have invested over $2 million locally since 2018 in programs that help improve access to mental and oral health care,” Lucio said, “both areas of the health-care system that are often overlooked and under-funded.”
Lucio said the recipients’ projects will “positively impact over 3,000 lives by offering innovative solutions to help ensure that people in our community can access the resources and care they need.”