Help in the Community
The COVID-19 pandemic is calling on all of us to work collectively in a way many of us have never experienced before. Though challenged by the limitations of self-isolation and social distancing, we are also finding meaningful ways to stay connected—from inside our homes and throughout our neighbourhoods and communities. No one is untouched by this unfolding situation. As we adjust to our new normal, let's continue to find ways to support one another.
Here is a list of resources if you want to provide help or are looking for support in our community.
Facebook Caremongering NOTL Group
A group for sharing and organizing community resources in response to COVID-19. The goal of this group is to organize the local community on the grassroots level to ensure vulnerable community members have access to food, housing, healthcare, and other necessities. It is also for the redistribution of resources in the case that stockpiling prevents people from accessing basics. You can also post requests for aid/support here. Please share any opportunities/events that may be helpful to support community members!.
Newark Neighbours is a food bank and thrift store serving Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Mental Health Support
Distress Centre Niagara
Distress Centre of Niagara provides a free, confidential telephone support service, utilizing highly skilled volunteers, to assist anyone in need in the Niagara Region. Volunteer crisis workers listen to callers’ concerns, assist callers with solving their own problems, provide information and referrals where appropriate and intervene in life threatening situations.
Pathstone Mental Health
Provides children’s mental health treatment and support in the Niagara Region.
Kids Help Phone
Offers 24/7 professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.
AA Online Meetings
Seniors and Caregivers
The Ontario Caregiver Organization
Working collectively with caregivers, healthcare providers and other organizations, OCO draws on the variety of work that is currently being done to ease caregiver burn-out and improve the caregiving experience.
Community Support Services of Niagara
A volunteer-based, client-driven community support services to help seniors and adults with disabilities live independently in their own homes. Here you will find things like Meals on Wheels.
Alzheimers Society Niagara Region
The Alzheimers Society supports people living with dementia, their families, healthcare professionals and the community at large.