Emily Murphy Non-Profit Housing Corporation is a housing support service that works in a community of single parents, including youth who are parenting, and they provide support and affordable housing to those living in Blackburn-Hamlet area of Ottawa. Emily Murphy Non-Profit Housing provides onsite support for those living in this community, from informal counselling/drop in and children’s play groups, to respite care and in-home support, Emily Murphy provides well-rounded care and support for the tenants and their families.
Kids Up Front provides experiences to deserving children and families who otherwise might not have chance to participate. Living on a single parent income makes it hard to get involved in the community by attending social events. Working with Emily Murphy Non-Profit Housing, we have been able to provide them experiences like concerts, museum passes, and sports tickets!
Kaitlyn, who works as the Family Support Coordinator at Emily Murphy Non-Profit Housing had this to say about the partnership with Kids Up Front and how it supports the families and Kids living in their community;
“Emily Murphy Non-Profit Housing Corporation is so lucky to be partnered with Kids Up Front Ottawa. The families that we serve are headed by single parents who have many barriers and challenges to face raising young families on their own. Being able to expose these families to opportunities that they might not otherwise have access to is so rewarding and exciting. From big smiles on faces during their first Ottawa Senators game to dancing feet during first major concerts, our families have had access to over 8 different events since our partnership began in 2018. We are so grateful for the generosity of the donors throughout the city, and we look forward to our families making more memories at future KUF events!”
Kids Up Front has been able to provide the Kids and families of Emily Murphy Non-Profit Housing Corporation with a variety of experiences – from concerts, sporting events and other attractions like Kidsfest! Kidsfest is a parent/kid expo show where children will have fun trying out new activities while parents can gain insight into programs in their neighbourhoods. Emily Murphy parents and Kids were able to enjoy a fun day for all! Thank you to Kidsfest for their donations and Emily Murphy Non-Profit Housing for your partnership and support. Check them out at the links below!