Norfolk Community Help Centre Receives $16,600 for Mom’s & Tots Program – August 2019

This program, where currently 30 women are registered, provides the opportunity for mothers to work towards their high school diploma and engage with volunteers and peers to improve their social skills including their command of the English language.  Many attendees are from the local Mennonite community.  This program is offered at no cost to the attendees and since many of these women live in remote, isolated areas of the county, travel is subsidized.
Photo l-r: Michelle Grummett, Maria Zacharias, Family Support Worker, Frank O’Connor, Program Director, Janice Warrell, Presenter and Beth Redden
Not only are Mom’s provided with a great learning opportunity, support and mentorship in this environment, but their pre-school children learn valuable skills to ensure they are ready when they enter school.  This year, Norfolk Community Help Centre partnered with H-N REACH to provide the best that Early ON Child and Family Centres have to offer.
Literacy can empower individuals to make informed choices about their lives, make better financial decisions, manage their health, utilize technology which in turn allows them to engage with society more fully.
Janice Warrell (centre) presented on behalf of this charity.  Other presenters were June Dorie (St. Paul’s Anglican Church) and Annette McGill (H-N Children’s Safety Village).