A $750,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Fund will help the Windsor-Essex Compassion Care Community offer support and services to 1,500 people living in isolation because of age or health related issues.
The funding was awarded to the Hospice of Windsor & Essex County last November. Hospice serves as the lead sponsor for WECCC programs. New initiatives were officially launched Wednesday at the Life After Fifty centre on McEwan Avenue.
The goal is to establish compassionate community supports in 60 neighbourhood environments that will benefit 1,500 people in Windsor and throughout the county.
“We want to create a social network around people, a caring compassionate community that will offer the connections that people need,” said WECCC director Deborah Sattler.