A $5,000 grant from the COVID-19 Emergency Community Support Fund will help those in isolation access counselling for mental illness and addiction.
“COVID-19 has imposed one of the most universal states of isolation,” says Rob Thibodeau, Senior Counsellor at Ken Brown Recovery Home in Sault Ste Marie. “The Ken Brown Recovery Home opted to remain open during this pandemic requiring us to modify our program delivery to accommodate our resident’s needs.”
To that end, the organization introduced virtual counselling sessions – both one-on-one and group.
“These funds from the Algoma Community Foundation will allow us to secure the necessary technologies needed to support our virtual counselling and recovery meeting attendance programs during this unprecedented and challenging time,” adds Thibodeau. “We thank the ACF and the other government agencies in supporting this vulnerable sector of our community.”
By: Mike McDonald, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter