Resources

Food & Clothing Bank, Referrals to Local Resources & Social Services across Halton.

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Below is a listing of resources. Please contact them directly, as noted.
  • Holiday Resources
  • YMCA Employment Services for Job Seekers
  • The AIDS Network
  • Halton Parents
  • Next Door Social Space / Kitchen
  • Halton Region - Oral Care
  • Drugwatch: Mental Illness Guide
  • St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
  • ROCK - Reach Out Centre for Kids
  • Halton Housing Help
  • Try College for FREE!
  • The Women's Centre of Halton
  • SAVIS - Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services
  • SACHA - Sexual Assault Centre
  • CAMH Nicotine Dependence Service
  • Distress Centre Halton
  • Harm Reduction Services

Holiday Programs that operate in the Halton Region

Please Note: contact programs directly for detailed information and eligibility details - As soon as possible!

 

Burlington Salvation Army

Email: salvationarmyburlingtonfamilyservices.ca

Location: 5040 Mainway, Unit 9

Phone: 905-637-3893

  • Food hampers, Christmas gifts/toys for children
  • For local residents in need of support. must complete application and qualify. Photo ID, proof of Burlington residence, proof of income

 

Kerr St Mission (KSM) Christmas Wonders and Beyond Program

Location: 485 Kerr St, Oakville

Phone: 905-845-7485

  • Food and gifts for families in need

Oakville Salvation Army

Location: 1225 Rebecca St., Oakville

Phone: 905-827-5324

Email: kathy.ratcliff@salvationarmy.ca

  • Toys and gift cards
  • must apply and qualify-ID for family members, proof of residency in Oakville, proof of income

Locations:​

500 Drury Lane, Burlington | Phone: 905-681-1140

23 Main St. E., Hamilton | Phone: 905-540-9679

427 Dundas St. E., Unit 1, Waterdown | Phone: 905-690-9927

Website: www.ymcahbb.ca

Your job is out there and we'll help you find it

YMCA Employment Services connects people looking for work with employers looking to hire.

YMCA Employment Services offer a personalized approach to your specific job needs.

  • Unemployed or laid off?

  • Need education or training?

  • Need help with language & math skills?

  • New to Ontario?

  • New to work?

  • Interested in the skilled trades?​

Receive personalized help with the following:

  • career exploration, including a second career

  • job searching, matching, and placement

  • a resume and cover letter

  • preparing for interviews

  • apprenticing in the skilled trades

  • using technology in your job search with access to internet, email and fax

Locations:​

Halton - 323 Kerr Street, Unit 205, Oakville​

Hamilton - 140 King Street East, Suite 101, Hamilton

Contacts:

Halton Harm Reduction Worker - Email: hrhalton@aidsnetwork.ca | Cell: 905-570-2014

Community Development & Support Worker - Email: halton@aidsnetwork.ca | Cell: 905-749-4898

Website: www.aidsnetwork.ca

Offers services and support to men, women, children, and families who have been affected by HIV/AIDS. Services and education are offered to people living in the communities of Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand, Norfolk, and Brant. The outreach program aims to address stigma and building capacity to address societal and systemic issues for people who use drugs and people affected by HIV.

Services offered:

  • Testing

  • One-on-one support

  • Safe sex supplies (condoms, lube, dental dams, etc.)

  • Harm reduction supplies (Naloxone kits, syringes, needle tips, etc.)

  • Training

  • Outreach

Training:

  • HIV Basics (prevention, transmission, treatment)

  • Harm Reduction Basics (Naloxone, safer drug use, overdose prevention)

Phone: Dial 311 in Halton

Website: www.halton.ca

Halton parents blog

Email: haltonparents@halton.ca

For parenting information or to speak with a public health nurse or child development staff.

Phone: 289-799-0154

Location: 650 Plains Rd. E. Units #2-#3, Burlington (east of King Rd, located in the Lord Nelson Plaza)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/nextdoorsocialspace

Community breakfasts. Come join us. You are always welcome!

Saturday breakfast - 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. ($2 menu suggested donation)

Phone: 905-825-6000 / 1-866-442-5866

TTY: 905-827-9833

Website: Oral-Health-Clinics

Maintaining good oral health is an important component of a child’s overall health. Dentists recommend that parents begin cleaning their child’s gums even before the child has teeth, and continue cleaning or assisting the child with cleaning their gums and teeth until the child is old enough to write (not print) his or her name.​

Parents can also request a free tele-screening appointment on the phone or on Zoom with a public health Registered Dental Hygienist to assess their child’s oral health (and eligibility for the Healthy Smiles Ontario program) by calling 311.

Contact the Halton Region if you have questions about:

  • Early Childhood Tooth Decay

  • Baby Mouth Care

  • Baby Teeth

  • Teething

  • Thumb sucking

  • Pacifiers

  • Nutrition

  • First Dental Check-up

Benjamin Medina - 1-888-645-1617

Website: Mental Illness site

Drugwatch is a free web health resource, reviewed by the Health on the Net Foundation.

We've published a mental illness guide that covers the types of disorders, warning signs of mental illness, and more. Click here for Mental Health resources. Click here for Drugs resources.

Kate RIzzuto - Phone: 905-681-8233 ext. 233

Website: hgmhop.ca

We provide high quality and responsive seniors’ mental health care.  The SJHH Seniors Mental Health Outpatient and Outreach Programs are designed to serve the complex mental health concerns of seniors. 

Our services include:

  • Comprehensive assessment, medication review/management, treatment planning with a geriatric psychiatrist or geriatrician and/or a member of our clinical team
  • Time-limited follow up/case management
  • Consultation and individual or group health education for seniors, caregivers/and service providers
  • Short-term supportive counseling and/or individual and group psychotherapy (see the section on group interventions)
  • Assistance with behavioural management strategies
  • Collaboration with family physicians, family members, other care partners, and linkage to support services to help meet unmet needs

We do not provide formal capacity or forensic assessment or long-term psychotherapy but will help to link you to resources.

We serve seniors residing in the Hamilton, Brant, Niagara, Halton, and North West Mississauga communities.  We offer clinic and outreach (e.g. home visiting) services.  The outreach service is designed to serve the needs of those seniors who cannot or will not seek service in a traditional location such as a clinic or an office. 

For location and more details click here for their website.

Location: Cumberland (Main Office), 710 Cumberland Ave, Burlington

Phone: 24 hr ROCK Crisis Line 905-878-9785 / Access Line 289-266-0036

Website: rockonline.ca

Email: oeychelp@rockonline.ca

Reach Out Centre for Kids - Burlington Ontario Early Years Centre

ROCK is committed to providing services that are inclusive, client and family-centered, professional, high quality, and accessible.

For a complete and current listing of drop-in and other program locations, schedules, and information on how to register for programs, call or visit our centre, or visit our website.

Phone:

311

Website:

halton.ca/housinghelp

Halton Housing Help services can help connect you to safe, affordable housing in Halton Region’s private market place.
 

Are you looking for safe and affordable housing in Halton Region's private marketplace? Let Halton Housing Help connect you to the housing support you need. We work with community partners to provide the information and referrals you need to find housing programs in your area.

Services include:

  • Online resources to connect you with housing supports
  • Telephone support service for answers to general questions about housing resources
  • One-to-one support by appointment

For more details and locations click here

Mohawk College

Phone:

General inquiries: Phone 905-575-2489, or 905-575-2730 for mobile classroom or trades inquiries

Website: mohawkcollege.ca

Ever thought about trying college, but didn't know where to start?

City School could be for you!

We welcome applications from all those interested in City School, but please note that priority will be given to those who meet the following:

  • 19 years of age or older

  • Have no or limited post-secondary education (i.e., have not attended college or university, or participated in an apprenticeship); and/or currently unemployed and/or in receipt of social assistance (e.g., Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program)

  • Live within Ontario (for virtual and online courses)

Check out our current course offerings! Online applications are now open, click here for more details.

Locations

OAKVILLE - 1515 Rebecca St. Suite 229, Oakville, ON L6L 5G8

MILTON - 410 Bronte St. S., Suite 203, Milton, ON L9T 0H8

Phone: 905-847-9104

Website: thewomenscentreofhalton.com

Email: hello@womenscentrehalton.com

We support women who are experiencing crisis or distress, or who are in transition. We empower women to be their best self. The Women’s Centre is a place to learn, grow, get support, and become empowered.

OAKVILLE Hours of Support:

Monday 10 am - 8 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 8 pm

​MILTON  Hours of Support:

Thursday 10 am - 3 pm

24 HOUR CRISIS SUPPORT: 905-875-1555

Office inquires: 905-825-3622

Website: savisofhalton.org

SAVIS provides 24/7 support through our support and crisis line, offering free, confidential and non-judgmental assistance to survivors of sexual assault and violence. This support line can be used by anyone who has experienced distress or trauma and to support people of survivors such as friends, partners and family members. The line is answered by staff and skilled volunteers who have successfully completed in-depth frontline training. Our support line is routed through an answering service that will take the caller’s contact number and pass it on to the worker who is on call. The caller’s contact number is always kept confidential.

For more details on their services, click here.

24 Hour Support Line: 905-525-4162

Website: sacha.ca

​SACHA supports survivors of sexual assault while working to end violence in our community.

Staff will be working from home and can be reached by voicemail and email.
Distance Counselling and Intake is ongoing.

For more information and further updates please see sacha.ca/bog

Website:​ nicotinedependenceclinic.com

A ​​leading ​hub ​​for​ smoking and​ ​​vaping treatment, ​​research & education​.

Commercial tobacco & nicotine addiction treatment. O​nline courses for providers to increase competency in smoking cessation & other behaviour change interventions.​​​

For treatment, research, education, knowledge mobilization and more, click here.

PHONE
Oakville: 905-849-4541 | Burlington: 905-681-1488 | Halton Hills/Milton: 905-877-1211 | Hamilton: 905-561-5800

Website: dchalton.ca

Distress Centre Halton is a non-profit charitable organization that provides telephone and online support to people 365 days of the year. We are a unique service in that we train volunteers for front-line work providing emotional support and befriending to people in distress or crisis.

Our service improves the health and wellness of people in our community and the quality of life of those who are feeling alone, isolated, and vulnerable.

Distress Centre Halton has a volunteer Board of Directors, 5 full-time staff and 3 part-time staff. We have 2 locations in Oakville and Georgetown. Currently we have approximately 200 volunteers between the two Centres.

Learn more by clicking here.

Walk-in to the following Exchange Works fixed sites:

Burlington
Health@3350
3350 Fairview Street(Google Maps link)
905-330-3305 (North Halton: 905-702-4200)
Hours: Monday to Friday 1 - 4 p.m.

Oakville
Health@232
232 South Service Rd East, Unit B(Google Maps link)
905-330-3305 (North Halton: 905-702-4200)
Hours: Monday to Friday 1 - 4 p.m.

Mobile Outreach Services
905-330-3305 (North Halton: 905-702-4200)
Monday-Thursday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m

This program helps to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS and other blood-borne illnesses, such as Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, among intravenous drug and steroid injection users by providing clean supplies for injection/smoking.

Services offered

We provide:

  • Safer injection supplies
  • Safer steroid supplies
  • Safer inhalation supplies
  • Safer sex supplies
  • Nasal naloxone training and kits
  • Education
  • Written information and referrals
  • STI and HIV testing, along with Hep A + B vaccines
  • Presentations (by request)

For more information, click here.

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