The Need for Funds:
The funding we are raising is to enable us launch a new peer support and mentoring scheme, with a focus on getting back our services on track, as well as helping those who were affected by the pandemic crisis, and enabling many other people to cope with the challenges they faced as a result of COVID-19.
We particularly deal with local issues, focusing mainly on people struggling to get their lives together. People such as ex-offenders, people living with mental health conditions, refugees. We also run volunteer/ mentoring programmes which we intend to equip with the necessary tools to support those affected by the pandemic, including families and people who lost their jobs, and struggling small businesses.
The programme will enable us expand our services to a new area of beneficiaries, among them individuals who lost their jobs and businesses. The move will enable us to adapt this new initiative into our existing services.
Given the opportunity, we will be able to reach out into the community, assess the impact on the most vulnerable, provide support where necessary or develop new programme to help them recover from any loss or any suffering this pandemic might have impacted on their lives.
Several individuals in the community were depending on our centre for support with various issues, it has been very difficult to know what is happening to them.
The crowd funding will enable us to achieve the following:
- Recruit a designated project support worker for 12 months
- Train support volunteer mentors
- Deliver peer mentoring sessions for ex-offenders, people living with depression and anxieties, and those lost their jobs and businesses
- Enable volunteers to make call-out calls to check on the most vulnerable
- Make routine checks on our service users who survived covid-19
- Reimbursement of travel and other costs incurred by participating volunteers and staff