July 29, 2022

Come Raise a Glass (and Some Funds) for the Youth Wellness Centre’s YouThrive Program

Our friends at Fairweather Brewing Company have ‘draughted’ up a cool way to support St. Joe’s Youth Wellness Centre (YWC) this long weekend! Fairweather has selected St. Joe’s for their next Charity Monday event on August 1, when they’ll be donating $1 from each draught pour to support YouThrive, a mobile program dedicated to delivering mental health and substance use care to Black, Indigenous, and racialized children, youth and families in the Hamilton community.

YouThrive is run in partnership with Thrive Child and Youth Trauma ServicesDe dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre, and the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre. This unique partnership enables the program to provide support to children and youth ages 4 to 25, and their families. In addition to wellness workshops and peer-support groups, YouThrive provides one-on-one sessions to children and youth in need. The program also facilitates anti-racism and anti-oppression training and resources for agencies in the community that deliver mental health and substance use services to youth. But don’t just take it from us, listen as two of our YouThrive team members describe the program in their own words:

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Hop over to Fairweather this holiday Monday to help raise funds for a refreshingly innovative program that is helping BIPOC youth in Hamilton gain access to the culturally responsive care they need.

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