Youth Well­ness Hub gets boost from United Way

The Daily Press (Timmins) - - NEWS - LEN GILLIS

The rev­enue gen­er­ated from that game is now be­ing in­vested back into our com­mu­nity.” Jen­nifer Gor­man

The new youth Well­ness hub or­ga­ni­za­tion in Tim­mins has earned more com­mu­nity sup­port.

united Way cen­traid North east On­tario (uWcNeO) an­nounced on Wed­nes­day it is pro­vid­ing $10,000 in fund­ing to the lo­cal youth or­ga­ni­za­tion which be­gan ear­lier this year.

The Tim­mins youth Well­ness hub pro­vides sup­port, men­tor­ship, men­tal health coun­selling and even life skills coach­ing for young peo­ple in the city.

The fund­ing an­nounce­ment came from Jen­nifer Gor­man, the united Way man­ager for the cochrane and Timiskam­ing dis­tricts.

“uWcNeO be­lieves in a com­mu­nity where chil­dren and youth have the op­por­tu­ni­ties to reach their po­ten­tial,” said Gor­man at the science Tim­mins venue where the an­nounce­ment was made.

“en­sur­ing that re­sources and op­por­tu­ni­ties are avail­able lo­cally to help youth build re­siliency, self­es­teem

and a sense of be­long­ing are es­sen­tial. The youth Well­ness hub was co-cre­ated for youth, by youth,” said Gor­man.

“it is a place where every­one is wel­come and will con­tinue to grow and evolve based on feed­back from youth,” she added.

she said the an­nounce­ment from uWcNeO is made pos­si­ble thanks to com­mu­nity sup­port in Tim­mins. she men­tioned a char­ity hockey game in­volv­ing the sud­bury Wolves and the rouyn-No­randa huskies held in septem­ber that caused a lot of ex­cite­ment.

“The rev­enue gen­er­ated from that game is now be­ing in­vested back into our com­mu­nity,” said Gor­man.

LEN GILLIS/THE DAILY PRESS

United Way Cen­traid North East On­tario (UWCNEO) an­nounced sup­port for the Tim­mins Youth Well­ness Hub on Wed­nes­day with a do­na­tion of $10,000. Tak­ing part in the an­nounce­ment at the Science Tim­mins venue were, at left, Amy Beaven, the as­sis­tant project co­or­di­na­tor for the youth hub, and Jen­nifer Gor­man the United Way man­ager for the Cochrane and Timiskam­ing Dis­tricts.

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