There was some discussion at the January meeting about how we can help the Syrian refugees coming to Hamilton. CFUW-Hamilton is not in a position to take on sponsorship of a family but there was interest in helping. So after a bit of research we are forwarding the following information on to our members who wish to become involved.
Locally the Wesley Center is coordinating efforts in Hamilton. Their contact information can be found on their web site at http://wesley.ca.
We also understand from last week’s Spectator article Mental Health Funding for Refugee Children that an organization called Thrive Child and Youth Trauma Services is the local organization that is responsible for providing mental health care to the Syrian refugee children. Their contact information can be found on their web site at http://www.thrivechildandyouth.ca and they too are looking for help from the public.
It is good to know that our membership continues to actively work toward making the VISION of CFUW a reality.