The Regina Police Service and Family Service Regina are are hoping you save a little for Giving Tuesday.
The initative, a partnership effort between the two organizations, raises attention and money to support the work Family Service does in the community.
One of those services is a support program for teen moms, something that has greatly benefited participants like Taye Starr-Bellegarde.
She says the program she’s in is key to helping her and other girls in her position continue achieving their scholastic and personal goals.
“It’s important because you get to interact like you would if you didn’t have young children.”
- Regina Police pledge to improve response to domestic conflict
- Regina Police continue work to reduce high domestic violence levels
Family Service also supports those in need of counselling and affected by domestic violence, as they receive over 400 referrals a year.
Chief Evan Bray says more often than not, officers are part of the referral process.
“We respond to a domestic related call for service, we work very closely with Family Service Regina. We share information so that they can step in and provide that after call service that is very often needed.”
If you are interested in donating, visit the Giving Tuesday website. You can also participate by using the hashtags #GivingTuesdayCA and #Unselfie.