A community kitchen program tailored for caregivers in Vancouver
Filipino BC and Collingwood Neighbourhood House (CNH) have proudly unveiled their latest venture—Kusina, a community kitchen program designed to cater to the needs of live-in caregivers and their families.
The program, which initially launched on Oct. 1, has already made waves within Vancouver’s Filipino community in Vancouver.
Kusina provides not just meals but also connections to settlement services, social support, mental health resources, and legal aid. The mission goes beyond just feeding the body but also nourishing the spirit and fostering a sense of belonging.
One remarkable aspect of Kusina is its team. The program is facilitated by former live-in caregivers who have firsthand experience in the challenges and opportunities of this role. Their empathetic approach ensures that Kusina participants are not just recipients of help but also part of a shared journey of growth.
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Backing this program are dedicated Filipino settlement and social service workers as well as mental health professionals. Their collective expertise guarantees that Kusina is a holistic endeavor, addressing even the emotional and psychological well-being of participants.
Kusina brings the community together every other Sunday. The program started early this month on Oct. 1 and 15 with upcoming sessions lined up on Oct. 29, Nov. 12 and 26, and Dec. 10 at CNH located at 5288 Joyce St.
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