We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to you for supporting our cause and signing your name on our petition. Because of you we were able to reach a total of 304 signatures!!!
We have closed the petition and plan to submit the results with our funding application due October 31, 2020.
Thank you for contributing! Your support is immensely appreciated!
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Please fund much-needed community trauma resource in East Hants and surrounding areas.
Petition to Municipality of East Hants and Government of Nova Scotia
Trauma happens every day. Trauma can have a profound negative impact on a person's physical, psychological, mental and social health and well-being. We need a community-based non-profit organization in East Hants and surrounding areas to provide counselling, support, education and resources to individuals, families and communities affected by trauma. There is a high need to have this resource available.
East Hants and surrounding areas currently do not have a community-based non-profit organization for citizens and community members affected by trauma. There are long-wait times for mental health services in the province of Nova Scotia and there are limited resources for all gender survivors of trauma. We recognize the value and importance of having a trauma resource in our community for the citizens of East Hants and surrounding areas.
The After Trauma Empowerment Network (ATEN)(www.atenns.ca) is a non-profit organization that currently provides professional counselling, support, education and resources to individuals, families and communities, in East Hants and surrounding areas, affected by trauma.
We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who support ATEN and urge our government leaders to provide financial assistance and annual operational funding to ATEN to be able to provide counselling, support, education and resources to individuals and families affected by trauma in East Hants and surrounding areas.
Thank you for your valuable support!
CBC News article - August 30, 2020
CBC News program - August 31, 2020 (12:23-14:32)