Niagara Community Services
Ontario 211 is a free helpline that connects you to community and social services in your area 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in over 150 languages.
The Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Guide contains valuable information for residents and visitors alike. The guide's content covers a broad range of services and programs, including Town information, recreation and leisure activities, information regarding community groups and associations, religious services, facilities, tourism, culture, arts and much more!
Pathstone Mental Health strengthens the quality of life for children, youth and families who are dealing with mental health challenges.
The Niagara Regional Police Service Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) provide outreach and support to Niagara residents who are in crisis with mental health issues. The team is comprised of health care professionals and Niagara Regional Police Officers who are trained in mental health and crisis intervention. This initiative is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and by the Local Health Integrated Network. The COAST Unit has been operational since November 2011 and has 2 plain clothes police officers currently assigned to the unit.
Newark Neighbours is a food bank and thrift store serving Niagara-on-the-Lake.
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.
AA offers online meetings multiple days per week.
Niagara Region provides a range of services for seniors who want to keep active and stay in their home as long as possible. We provide information and access to specialized programs, services and resources that help seniors live active, healthy and independent lives such as, Gatekeepers Niagara.
Community Support Services of Niagara is a volunteer-based, client-driven community support services to help seniors and adults with disabilities live independently in their own homes. CSSN staff feel that their daily work is meaningful, impacts those in the community and allows our clients to live their lives to the fullest. Here you will find things like Meals on Wheels.
The Alzheimers Society supports people living with dementia, their families, healthcare professionals and the community at large.
Ontario Caregiver Organization works collectively with caregivers, healthcare providers and other organizations to draw on the variety of work that is currently being done to ease caregiver burn-out and improve the caregiving experience.
Children and Family Services
Family and Children’s Services offers a wide array of community programs and resources open to everyone in the community. Opportunities for arts and crafts, story time and valuable learning activities such as infant massage, school readiness, child care, developmental screening and more are available – usually at no or minimal cost, or a subsidized fee.
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EarlyON centres offer free drop-in programs for caregivers and children from birth to 6 years old. You can learn and play with your child, meet people or get advice.
Kids Help Phone is much more than just a telephone number. They’re a national community doing everything we can to support young people wherever and whenever they need us most.
OUTniagara is a community organization that began in November 2004 with the purpose of uniting Niagara’s sexual and gender-diverse community.
Rainbow Niagara provides services to individuals of sexually and gender diverse communities. Information, support, and resources are provided to individuals, families, and the community. This program was delivered by Niagara Pride support Services Inc., until 2011 when Quest CHC began to oversee the program. Programming includes individual support for clients throughout the Niagara Region, health promotion initiatives such as Pride Prom and our Pride Halloween Dance, as well as community presentations.
YourTV provides exposure to local organizations, groups, and individuals to promote their activities in return for promotional considerations and media partnerships.
Celebrating 100 years in 2018, the CNIB Foundation is a non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today.
They deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. Their work as a blind foundation is powered by a network of volunteers, donors and partners from coast to coast to coast.