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2017 Recipient–Maria F

One of the Newcomer Award winners.

Maria came to St. Thomas from Nicaragua by way of London. Since moving to St. Thomas, Maria has grown her coffee roasting business Las Chicas Del Cafe with her sister and employed St. Thomas Community members.  A year ago, she partnered with another community member to open Streamliners Espresso Bar, and this location has quickly […]

2017 Recipient–Central

Two people holding their Newcomer Award.

Mennonite Community Services reached out to CCHC and identified an opportunity for CCHC to provide inter-professional health care to the Mennonite/Amish communities of Elgin County. Although this community was outside of the catchment area, CCHC was able to obtain permission to offer culturally appropriate services to this community that traditionally were not accessing services. A […]

2017 Recipient–San Sok

A man holding his Newcomer Award.

San Sok was among the first Cambodian Refugees to arrive in St. Thomas in the 1980’s. Once he was able to get established in the community he began his work supporting other Cambodian settlers to reunite with their families. This work included support with sponsorship applications, and support with settling once they arrived. Today San […]