As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, we at United Way Simcoe Muskoka encourage you to be safe and make sound decisions to help limit the spread and impact of this virus.
For information and best practices, we encourage you to visit the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s information page: http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Promos/Novel-Coronavirus
The Government of Ontario has also launched a website that can provide more information including a self-assessment tool: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus
For information on which community resources are open or available, contact 211 Ontario by visiting 211ontario.ca or calling 2-1-1.
If you are concerned about symptoms you may be experiencing, you can contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.
It is advised that you do not call 911 unless it is an emergency and you do not visit an assessment centre unless you have used the Government of Ontario’s self-assessment tool or called Telehealth Ontario.
Please note that, due to recommended Public Health and government precautions, our LEAP call centre intake process has changed. The LEAP call centre will still continue to run, however we ask that you click the link below to begin the application process.
Youth access life-changing programs
Of youth participants gain skills to face adversity
Homeless youth access safe, affordable housing
Youth experience an increase in mental health
Poverty is an everyday reality for more than 60,000 Simcoe Muskoka residents. That’s a reality that forces people to make the daily choice between going to work or staying home to watch their children, without pay. It’s a reality that stops youth from attending a higher education. Its a reality that increases the likelihood of mental and physical health problems.
We want to change that reality, and you can help.
By supporting United Way Simcoe Muskoka, you are giving hope to someone that has to deal with the daily hardships of poverty.
Hope that their house will stay warm for the winter.
Hope that their children will grow up to be the best that they can be.
Hope for a better life.
On behalf of United Way Simcoe Muskoka and the thousands of Simcoe Muskoka residents who are experiencing poverty, thank you for giving the gift of hope.