Thank you to Prospera, who have donated $25,000 to support mental wellness for clients and staff at Archway
“At Prospera, it’s in our nature to be actively involved in helping to make our communities stronger,” said Diane Dou, President and CEO for Prospera Credit Union. “We are proud to support Archway Community Services and work with them as they provide the much-needed services to ensure that youth, their families, and the staff at Archway have help when and where they need it.”
Part of the funding will help provide free counselling to youth and their families through the Archway Youth Resource Centre. Funding will also go towards providing free counselling for adults who often don’t qualify for other services at Archway.
Another aspect of the donation will fund trauma-informed training for Archway supervisors so they can support their staff and clients appropriately. The training has been shown to provide a greater empathy resulting in a more positive and wellness focused work environment.
“We’re so grateful to Prospera for partnering with us on this crucial issue,” said Rod Santiago, executive director of Archway.
“It’s estimated that one in five Canadians will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime and with over 400 staff we know that there are people in our own organization who can use support. This funding will enable us to be more intentional in supporting clients and staff as they deal with difficult client situations involving poverty, abuse, addictions or mental health issues.
Prospera has been a long-time supporter of Archway in various ways over the last 29 years. This December will mark their 8th annual Youth Angel Tree drive to collect Christmas gifts for teenagers in low-income households.
To learn more about the counselling and mental wellness programs at Archway please click here
. Donations to support mental health initiatives can be made at Archway.ca/donate