The purpose of this relief fund is to support vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19. The focus will be supporting those who identify as having an intellectual disability and their families as well as those who struggle with mental health or addictions.  Potential requests might look like:

*  Provide gift cards from grocery stores or gas stations.
*  Provide taxi fares for medical or other necessary appointments.
*  Provide tablets or phones to families who are living apart from loved ones to support communication.
*  Provide materials to support recreational activities that can be done at home such as jigsaw puzzles, art supplies and board games.
*  Provide emergency funds upon request for prescription medication and/or other essential items.

To be responsive to the individual needs of Nova Scotians who have been impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic, any reasonable request for support which will ease isolation and effects of poverty for individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families will be considered. 

Please click on the following link to access the Health and Wellness COVID-19 Relief Referral Form