Community Social Support programs are city-funded programs which seek to empower different groups within the community. At Kababayan, we have the Youth Program, the Women's Program and the Senior's Program. The overall goal of these groups is to celebrate what makes them unique, and give participants opportunities to grow, to explore the city, and to become leaders in their community.
Newcomers between the ages of 13-24 years old are welcome to join the many different activities that KMC organizes throughout the whole year, aimed at empowering youth through the development of leadership and social skills. The youth program is also a great opportunity for youth to network and make allies in the community, and to explore the city!
KMC organizes support groups to enhance the leadership skills and ?capacity-building of women. Educational forums are conducted and women engage in partnerships with other groups to uphold women's rights. Counselling about abuse is also accessible through this program.
KMC assists seniors and provides them with a supportive environment where they can reach out and give mutual support. The support groups organized through this undertaking help in addressing the concerns of the elderly in issues such as abuse, loneliness, and family breakups, including searchign for housing, employment, and volunteer work, as well as applications for pension and social services.