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Big Brothers Big Sisters Windsor Essex Has A New Home

Sunday November 6th, 2022, 8:30am


Big Brothers Big Sisters have moved to MacKenzie Hall in Old Sandwich Town from there former headquarters on Jefferson.

The new location will be the first of five5 new locations to better serve children and youth all across Windsor Essex.

Its Neighbourhood Engagement Model, located where children and families live, is an effort to de-centralize its services making programs more accessible to the families they serve.

“The easier we can make it for neighbourhood youth as well as the hundreds of volunteers who mentor them, to access our programming the better. And having more in common, like lived experience in common neighbourhoods is exactly the type of mentoring relationships we hope to create. Positioning ourselves on bus routes is a start but also having someone who understands deeply the challenges that exist in a “Little’s” backyard, such as racism, crime, vandalism can make a huge difference to the kinds of supports they can offer. Having knowledge of those neighbourhood (such as the local community centre, or library branch) will help our kids build resilience right where they live,” said Becky Parent, Executive Director.

For more information on how to volunteer or to financially support the Big Brothers Big Sisters Neighbourhood Engagement model, visit them online at www.windsor.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca or call 519-945-6232.

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