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

The United Way Community fund supports 2SLGBTQIA+, Indigenous peoples, Black community, newcomers, people with disabilities, children & youth, single mothers, and seniors. Poverty and isolation are risks for people of all ages, from any background or neighbourhood, but some people are at a higher risk and higher rates of poverty do exist in some HRM neighbourhoods. That’s why the United Way Halifax Community Fund exists.

When you donate to the United Way Community Fund, you are powering a large network of programs right here in HRM. Your donation provides belonging, hope, dignity, and connection to those who need it most.

Together, we are #UnitedByCompassion.