Toronto, ON, April 19, 2017 – Madison Community Services is very pleased to announce that it has received a $100,000 grant from The Echo Foundation to support our hiring additional Arabic and Farsi speaking case managers for our RISE program.
“Madison is thrilled to have received this generous grant from the Echo foundation,” said Jean Stevenson, Madison’s Executive Director. “With this grant we are able to increase our capacity to serve the Syrian, Iranian and other Arabic and Farsi speaking refugees who suffer from mental health challenges due to the trauma they have experienced. Madison’s RISE program meets the great need for newcomers to have access to both settlement and mental health support to help them make a successful transition to living in Canada.”
Madison Community Services promotes the health, recovery and community integration of persons with mental health challenges through advocacy, education and the provision of housing, case management and a broad range of other programs and services. Most of our clients live below the poverty line and many were or are at risk of being homeless before coming to Madison.
To learn more, please visit www.madisoncs.org.
The Echo Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization whose philanthropic funding is directed at supporting organizations providing frontline services to improve the quality of life of persons suffering from mental health problems and the protection and preservation of the environment.
To learn more, please visit www.ejlb.qc.ca
For more information, please contact:
Jean Stevenson, Executive Director, Madison Community Services