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Pride 2023 is in full swing. Ten years ago there were about a dozen people gathering to Montebello Park in St. Catharines to celebrate. The first weekend in June thousands were in the park. Pride flags are flying at all municipalties around Niagara, schools and most businesses are recognizing the 2SLGBTQ+ community. ...

Birchway Niagara (formerly Women's Place) has amalgamated it's domestic violence shelters. Executive Director Jennifer Gauthier says gender violence continues to increase and more space and programs are needed to protect women and children....

Does society divide people who are homeless into good and bad? Most people would say no, but sub-consciously many of us see a dividing line. The "good" homeless are people who lost their home and are new to living without a roof - maybe they just lost their job and can't afford rent. Then there's...

The Blue Guardian app uses AI to help kids identify how they are feeling. Founder Emmanuel Akindelay had some bad experiences with mental health as a child, including teachers who just brushed him off rather than offering help.  But while AI like ChatGPT uses publicly available intelligence and knowledge to make information hyper available to...

The RAFT started in 1992 as a homeless shelter for young people. In the last 30 years it has grown into so much more then a shelter. Many of the kids have left school and are estranged from their families. The RAFT teaches them life skills, helps them find housing and work and importantly to...

Horses can be so emotionally healing. Brenda Langedoen has always found that emotional connection has helped her through life. That's is why she and husband Rob started Horse Sense for Kids in Niagara helping at risk kids through the power, beauty and magic of hores. . The program has partnered with children’s organizations like...

We seem to be seeing more unspeakable violence. It’s so hard to understand how someone could perpetrate a mass shooting, a random killing or the murder of a loved one. All too often the go-to explanation is mental illness. In reality, few violent crimes are perpetrated by someone who is mentally ill. Janice and Jennifer Fisk...

Every year March 31st marks the International Transgender Day of Visibility. It's a day to raise awareness of the discrimination transgender men and women face. Ally Phillips talks about transitioning, his mental health and finding his faith....

Niagara’s Assertive Street Outreach (NASO) Team actively engages individuals across Niagara experiencing unsheltered homelessness to promote, connect, and coordinate access to supports. ...