Durham Region News: Social service agenies band together to support families

Sep 09, 2009

Hugh Drouin, the commissioner of social services for Durham Region, announced the Durham Economic Downturn Task Force will work together to support families in tough economic climate. 

Drouin noted, " Child care, it is important for someone wanting to go back to school or to re-enter the job market."

The task force suggests other key components like education, child care, family support programs, social housing, income support, child welfare, mental health services for poverty reduction. The task force has applied to the federal government for more funding.

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