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Organization: Young Carers Initiative - Powerhouse Project  
Phone Numbers: 905-397-4201
Fax: 289-362-2342
Email: mlewis@powerhouseproject.ca
Website: www.powerhouseproject.ca
Address:
318 Ontario St, Unit 7A
St Catharines, ON
L2R 5L8
Intersection: Ontario St and Carlton St
Location: We have two office coations; Hagersville and St. Catharines (Main Site)
Accessibility Notes: Programs and events are held at various locations within the community
Hours: Hours vary, call for information
Executives: Christina Smith - Chair
boardchair@powerhouseproject.ca
Contacts: Michelle Lewis - Executive Director
905-397-4201 ext 425 * mlewis@powerhouseproject.ca
Erica Siebert - Program Manager
905-397-4201 ext 424 * esiebert@powerhouseproject.ca
Service Description: Promote the well-being of young carers and their families through social, recreational and educational programs.

Young Carers are children, youth, and youth adults who provide care for a family member due to a chronic illness, disability (physical or intellectual), mental health issue, addiction issue, or socioeconomic factor (single parent family, language barrier, etc.).

The Young Carers Initiative (YCI) - Powerhouse Project is a non-profit agency with a mission to serve caregiving children, youth, young adults and their families. Through social, recreational, and educational programs, resilience, self-esteem, and life skills are fostered.

Powerhouse Project offers a variety of FREE services and activities to empower Young Carers and their families, and give Young Carers respite from their caregiving responsibilities. Services aim to reduce isolation and caregiver fatigue, alleviate stress and anxiety, and invest peer support.

Services offered include:
  • Weekly respite programming (Carer's Night Out)
  • Life skills programming
  • special events
  • March Break Camp
  • Summer Camps
  • Teen and young adult programming
  • Youth Advisory Committees
  • Educational workshops
  • One-to-one visits

Meeting: Board of Directors 4th Mon of the month 5:30 pm-8 pm
Fees: None
Application: Call Erica 905-397-4201 ext 424 to schedule an intake appointment

Anyone can make a referral to the program
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: An assessment will be done as part of the intake appointment in order to confirm eligibility
Age: 5.00 - 25.00 years
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
Haldimand County ; Niagara Region ; Norfolk County  
See Also: Care for the Caregiver

This information was last completely updated on June 15, 2017

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