Young Caregivers Association
|Record #: NIA0571||Last Modified: 31 Mar 2020||Last Full Update: 24 Mar 2020|
|Primary Contact||Michelle Lewis, Executive Director; Phone: 905-397-4201 ext 425 * (Cell) 905-932-7628; Email: email@example.com|
|Alternate Contact||Cayleigh Sexton, Program Manager; Phone: (Cell) 905-708-4347; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Primary Executive||Rhiarn Wales, Board Chair; Email: email@example.com|
|Areas Served||Haldimand County ; Niagara Region ; Norfolk County|
|Located In Community||St Catharines|
|Address & Map||
318 Ontario St, Unit 7A
St Catharines, ON L2R 5L8
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|Intersection||Ontario St and Carlton St|
|Service and Access Details|
|Description (Service)||COVID-19 - Both offices are closed to the public and in-person programs and supports have been suspended until further notice. New families are still being registered and new referrals are being accepted. Service delivery is taking place via telephone and virtual platforms.
Young caregivers are children, youth and young adults (ages 5 to 25) who have a family member that requires care due to illness (mental, physical), disability (cognitive, physical), or addictions.
The Powerhouse program offers a variety of services and activities, including counselling, to empower young caregivers and their families to foster resilience, reduce isolation and caregiver fatigue, alleviate stress and anxiety, and invest peer support and life skills.
|Eligibility||Ages: 5 year(s) - 25 year(s)
Children, youth and young adults, who are in a caregiving role for a family member needing assistance with their daily lived experience due to chronic illness, disability (physical or intellectual), mental health issue, addiction issue, socio-economic factors (ie. language barrier)
An assessment will be done as part of the intake appointment in order to confirm eligibility.
|Application||Call to schedule an intake appointment.|
|Physical Access||Not Applicable - Programs and events are held at various locations within the community.|
|Legal Status||(51) Registered Charity|
|Funding||Provincial - Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network ; Grants - Alzheimer Society Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton, Halton|
|Service Categories||Caregiver Support Groups|