We don’t need to look far to see signs of the hardship being experienced by many in our community. From housing to groceries, keeping the heat on and the water running; from the social isolation of the pandemic to the social isolation of poverty; and from the mental health challenges of intergenerational trauma to the stress and anxiety brought on by constant change, the needs and the problems are all around us. But thankfully, so are the solutions.
At United Way of Calgary and Area, we and the agencies we partner with see every day the increasing complexity of the needs in our community. Rarely existing on their own, life challenges cross and touch on many areas of our lives; at the same time, often deeply affecting the lives of those around us.