INEOS Styrolution Canada donates $17,000 to fund community mental health service organizations
Aurora, Illinois, USA
- Canadian mental health service organizations, receive grants totaling $17,000 from the INEOS Community Fund, providing essential community programs for those effected by COVID-19.
As demand increased for COVID-19 related mental health programs, INEOS Styrolution Canada worked with local organizations, St. Clair Child & Youth Services and Canadian Mental Health Association Lambton Kent to fund virtual, mental health programs for their community.
After the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of their Outreach Program, a cornerstone summer activity for “at-risk” children within the community, INEOS Styrolution Canada, delivered a $10,000 grant through the INEOS Community Fund to St. Clair Child & Youth Services. This grant will used for the creation of virtual summer camps, ensuring that staff will have the ability to stay connected with families during challenging times.
Sue Barnes, the Executive Director of St. Clair Child & Youth Services says, “Having a local community partner like INEOS Styrolution step up to support our vision to create a virtual “camp-like” experience for kids and their families is fantastic. We know that having things to look forward to in the summer is important for good mental health.”
Photo: St. Clair Child & Youth Services receives $10,000 INEOS Community Fund donation by INEOS Styrolution Canada Ltd. Sarnia, Ontario.
“The Outreach Program is crucial to improving the mental health of children and families in the Sarnia area, says INEOS Styrolution Canada Site Director, Brian Lucas. “We are delighted we can help the organization extend their programs and services, particularly during this challenging time, through the INEOS Community Fund.”
COVID-19 has increased the demand for mental health services. INEOS Styrolution Canada provided The Canadian Mental Health Association Lambton Kent (CMHA Lambton Kent), a $7000 grant through the INEOS Community Fund.
The donation from INEOS Styrolution Canada will support CMHA Lambton Kent in moving critical mental health programs and services to virtual platforms with secure software.
Photo: Canadian Mental Health Association Lambton Kent receives $7,000 INEOS Community Fund donation by INEOS Styrolution Canada Ltd. Sarnia, Ontario.
Alan Stevenson, CEO of CMHA Lambton Kent says, “In establishing virtual care technologies and professional development, CMHA Lambton Kent is able to remove barriers to care that will impact clients for years to come. The generous donation from INEOS Styrolution Canada will be a tremendous support for clients and our organization as we move forward.”
“We recognize the importance of good mental health and the potential risks during this challenging time,” comments INEOS Styrolution Canada Site Director, Brian Lucas. “The INEOS Community Fund investment will help this organization to extend their programs and services, using virtual care technologies, and we are delighted to play a role in addressing this critical need in the Lambton Kent area.”
The £1m INEOS Community Fund was established by INEOS Chairman Sir Jim Ratcliffe in March 2020 in tandem with the company’s Covid-19 “Hands On” campaign, which set up new production lines to provide millions of bottles of free hand sanitizer per month to hospitals and frontline healthcare. The fund enables INEOS sites across the world to support the charitable organizations doing vital work in their local communities at this particularly difficult time.