As the Norfolk United Way campaign continues, one organization that benefits form their support is the Connection Project.

Executive Director Tim Young says the Connection Project helps those dealing with mental health and substance use challenges, providing individuals with a safe, clean environments for them to go to.

Young says the United Way Campaign plays a huge role in helping individuals dealing with these issues, especially during COVID.

"We're an organization where we expect people to enter our doors.  During COVID, United Way helped us set up a warm line where individuals could call in and talk to other peers about situations they were going through, alleviating some of that strain they were feeling."

Young says their overall goal is for a community wellness center, which would provide a spot for people to work on their physical well-being and show they do for the community.

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