SAVIS of Halton
On June 10, 2021, the Women of Halton Action movement was thrilled to present SAVIS of Halton with a cheque for $25,525. These funds were raised by donations and sponsors of the “UN” Dinner Party 2020. Read about how this donation will have an immediate and direct impact on our community.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting stay at home orders, quarantine measures, and social distancing protocols have been felt by the staff and clients of SAVIS of Halton quite deeply. As an organization we have endured many crises, organizational changes, and difficulties into 2021.
In March 2020 we were forced to close our office doors and shift all of our counselling to a virtual format, including group counselling. We have since opened our doors to clients for brief periods of time, but have had to return to virtual counselling subsequently due to public health recommendations.
“The incredible funds of $25,000 we have received from the “Un” Dinner Party this year, will support our direct service need for survivors. Our community came together for this years IWD “un” Dinner Party and shows our survivors that the community supports and believes them.
With the lack of stability, challenges associated with technology, and lack of social supports due to isolation and social distancing measures, SAVIS has seen an increase of demand for services across all facets of the organization, including individual counselling, public education, the crisis line, and group counselling.
Thank you for connecting survivors to the healing they deserve.”
SAVIS of Halton