I didn’t want to go but I was recommended or forced by the hospital. I hated my counsellor at first but now it’s like she is my friend- like a second mom. I can text her if I need her.

Media Release: Community Foundation of Mississauga invests in youth through Nexus Youth Services

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

For immediate release
August 2017

MISSISSAUGA – A $20,000 donation from the Community Foundation of Mississauga will support essential services at the Nexus Youth Services (Nexus) Youth Centre. Located on the second floor of the Mississauga Central Library, the Nexus Youth Centre is a fully accessible drop-in centre that provides mental health counselling services, daily activities and group programs to youth with no referral required. Since 2013, the Community Foundation of Mississauga has contributed more than $77,000 in support of Nexus’s programs and services.

Nexus gratefully acknowledges the financial support provided by The Pendle Fund at the Community Foundation of Mississauga, a registered charitable public foundation serving the people of Mississauga. The Foundation has been matching acts of caring with community needs since 2001. Working with donors and the broader community, the Community Foundation of Mississauga invests in building strong and resilient places to live, work and play. By providing effective and efficient endowment options for donors, the Community Foundation of Mississauga creates a lasting legacy of community vitality.

Nexus creates opportunities for youth by providing high quality services that are inclusive and responsive to the needs and voices of youth. As a youth-serving agency, Nexus is committed to youth engagement and dedicated to creating a community that values the diverse voices of youth and young adults through action, partnership and growth. The Community Foundation of Mississauga’s generous donation will support youth engagement opportunities at the Nexus Youth Centre.

Nexus is an accredited, community-based, publicly funded, mental health agency serving youth living in Peel region. Nexus helps more than 2,000 youth annually through its Community Counselling Program and the Nexus Youth Centre. For more information on Nexus programs and services, call 905-795-3518 or visit www.nexusyouth.ca.

Media enquiries:
Alexandra Macgregor-Amde, Communications Specialist
(905) 795-3500 ext. 2297

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