United by Compassion Series: The Youth Project

At United Way Halifax, our work is all about connection.
And it has never mattered more.

The Youth Project is one of the 33 community partners funded by the United Way Halifax Community Fund. It’s a space – both physical and now virtual – where youth who identify as part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community can find belonging that they might not have at home, as well as crucial connection to peers, supports, and programs.

“When you support United Way, what you’re doing is supporting a myriad of beautiful and diverse communities.”

– Carmel Farahbakhsh, Executive Director, The Youth Project

Poverty and isolation are risks for people of all ages, from any background or neighbourhood, but we know based on research compiled for Building Poverty Solutions that some folks in HRM are at higher risk of experiencing poverty, because they have been underserved and underrepresented in our economy and society for so long. For example, persons who are Indigenous, Black, 2SLGBTQIA+, or living with disabilities or addictions often face barriers and inequities that are systemic, unavoidable, and beyond their control.

United Way Halifax invests in changes and solutions that help marginalized people overcome these barriers and access what they need.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution. When you donate to the United Way Community Fund, you are powering a large network of supports. Your donation provides belonging, hope, dignity, and connection to those who need it most.

Together, we are #UnitedByCompassion.