Cause We Care House
Cause We Care is proud to have been the lead funder of Cause We Care House, a building that provides 21 units of subsidized housing to single mothers and their children in the Downtown Eastside. Operated by the YWCA, and situated above a full-service public library, this housing facility offers single mothers and their children a safe place to call home, and provides a path towards a brighter, independent future.
Cause We Care has provided a grant to support the Integrated Care Program, which provides holistic supports to single mothers including counselling, grocery and clothing support, access to dental clinics, employment assistance, and access to a rent bank. Approximately 72 single mother-led families are served in this program each year.
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
Cause We Care has provided a grant to fund a weekly Single Mothers Support group. Childminding is made available while the mothers participate in weekly sessions which provide a safe space for them to build a support network, access resources and empower themselves to achieve their goals. Approximately 20 single mothers are served in this program each week.
Family Services of the North Shore
Cause We Care has provided a grant to support the Individual, Couple and Family Counselling Program. Our funds are designated to provide trauma informed, individual counselling services to single mothers in the North Shore community, with the goals of reducing their symptoms of depression and anxiety, increasing their connections to the community, and increasing their ability to cope with the stresses of their lives. Approximately 30 single mothers will be served this year.
Cause We Care has provided a grant to support the Happy Healthy Children Program. Our funds are delegated to provide financial support to single mothers to cover the costs for their children's’ extracurricular activities, including enrollment fees, equipment, and lessons. Approximately 40 families will be supported this year.
Alexandra Neighbourhood House
Cause We Care has provided a grant to support a childcare bursary program for single mothers. Eligible parents will receive a $100/month bursary towards their monthly childcare fees in order to support their access to safe, affordable, and quality childcare. Approximately 17 families will be supported each month through these bursaries.
Dress for Success
Cause We Care is the signature named funding partner for the "Heart Moms" program, which specifically targets single mothers to benefit from a variety of Dress for Success services to empower them into the workforce. Approximately 300 single mothers will be served with this program each year.
Kidsafe Project Society
Cause We Care supported 50 children from single mother-led homes to participate in Kidsafe’s 2022 Summer Break Program at two elementary schools in Vancouver, Thunderbird and Xpey’ Elementary, These programs provide at-risk children with a safe and enriching place to be while schools is out.
Dixon Transition Society
Cause We Care has provided funding to Dixon Transitional Housing Program, which offers a safe space and a holistic range of services to support women to secure stable housing and employment. Dixon Transition Society serves approximately 390 single mothers and their children each year.
Gordon Neighborhood House
Cause We Care is proud to fund the Single Mothers Connection Program, which supports single mothers with a drop-in program twice a week; bi-weekly workshops on parenting, employment and financial security; free childminding; meal supports and one-to-one counselling. Cause We Care’s grant will support approximately 30 single mothers with this comprehensive service this year..