SHOW was presented with a check from members of Trinity United Church to help support the work of SHOW's Life Skills Coordinator.Tue, Aug 15, 2023
Thank You for Seeing the Value of SHOW's Life Skills Coordinator
SHOW is thrilled to announce generous funding through the Waterloo Region Community Foundation (WRCF) Community Grant.
Thanks to Trinity United Church and both the Mary Bales Fund and the Weiland Family Fund Foundation (held at WRCF), SHOW will continue to provide vital life skills programming to residents. Maureen, SHOW’s Life Skills Coordinator, has already made a profound impact on the lives of SHOW residents, and we are grateful that this will continue.
Maureen has been creating both group and individual programming that addresses a range of issues faced by the residents, including mental health, substance use, physical health challenges, food insecurity, and social isolation.
Having a full-time Life Skills Coordinator at SHOW has made a huge difference. Prior to this, residents were asked to complete an Adult Well-Being Assessment to gauge their overall feelings of well-being. Over 55% said their physical health was suffering, and many were feeling lonely.
However, since having dedicated life skills support, follow-up assessments have demonstrated significant positive impacts. SHOW residents now indicate an increase in overall life satisfaction and greater optimism about their future. Most importantly, feelings of social isolation have decreased significantly, with many stating that their social and emotional needs are being met. "The positive changes seen in the residents' lives highlights the incredible impact that this type of support and programming can have," said Nicole Pereira, Program Manager at SHOW. "We are grateful to our community partners for their support and belief in our mission.”