Hours of Operation: Mondays 12 - 3:30 pm, Wednesdays 12 - 4:30 pm, Fridays 12 - 3:30 pm

ABOUT US

The Compassion Society responds to the needs of the community by providing food, clothing, everyday household articles and referrals to local resources.

ADDRESS

Compassion Society - Charity Registration BN#: 80430 1810 RR0001

484 Plains Rd E. Burlington, ON.  905-592-3722 (Behind Bingo Connection)

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Below is a listing of resources. Please contact them directly, as noted.

YMCA Employment Services for Job Seekers

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

Halton Parents

Phone:

Dial 311 in Halton

Website:

www.halton.ca

haltonparentsblog

Email:

haltonparents@halton.ca

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

Next Door Kitchen

Phone:

289-799-0154

Location:

650 Plains Rd. E., Burlington

(east of King Rd, located in the Lord Nelson Plaza)

Community breakfast and lunches. Come join us. You are always welcome!

Wednesday lunch - 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Friday lunch - 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

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

Halton Region - Oral Care

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.

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

Bridging the Gap Halton

Call Denise, Kamila, Kristy or Melissa at

905-635-0663

1-877-425-8661

Website:

/bridgingthegaphalton.ca/

Are your 16 - 24 and need help learning about your options for:

  • Housing

  • Financial Assistance

  • Food & Hygiene Supplies

  • Education

  • Work

Bridging the Gap believes ALL youth have the right to:

  • Information

  • Make their own choices

  • A safe place to live

  • Ask for help

  • Privacy

 

We will meet you in a place in your community where you feel safe!

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Phone:

905-681-8233

1-866-429-7677

FAX referral forms to:

905-681-8628

Website:

hgmhop.ca

The outreach program is designed to serve the complex mental health concerns of seniors who cannot or will not seek service in traditional locations such as clinics and offices.

Who we serve:

The outreach program serves seniors with complex mental health, addiction and behavioural issues which include:

  • Mood disorders (depression,  mania), anxiety, psychosis, progressive cognitive disorder and.or substance use disorder

  • Behavioural complications associated with neurodegenerative cognitive impairment (Alzheimer Disease)

  • Chronic mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder) complicated by age-related decline in physical and mental health

Those who are under age 65, requiring assessment and/or management as described above will be considered on an individual basis.

ROCK - Reach Out Centre for Kids

Location:

Cumberland (Main Office)

710 Cumberland Ave, Burlington

Phone:

905-632-9377

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.

Halton Housing Help

Phone:

311

Website:

halton.ca/housinghelp

A service that helps individuals access and maintains safe and affordable housing. 
 
Services include: 
Telephone support service 

  • get answers to general questions about housing by calling 3-1-1 

 
One-to-one support 

  • for individuals who are having difficulty finding or maintaining their housing 

  • connects individuals with community services and resources  

  • advocates on behalf of renters with landlords and social service agencies 

  • an appointment must be booked by calling 3-1-1 

  • appointments are available on specific days in Burlington, Georgetown, Milton and Oakville 

Try College for FREE!

Mohawk College

Phone:

905-575-2489

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., college, university, apprenticeship)

  • Live within the community in which the course(s) is being offered

  • High school completion is not a requirement

 

We do our best to make case-by-case considerations.

Check out our current course offerings! Online applications now open, click here

The Women's Centre of Halton

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

 

Phone:

905-847-5520

Website:

thewomenscentreofhalton.com

Email:

support@thewomenscentreofhalton.com 

MILTON

225 Main St. E. Unit 7

Milton, ON L9T 1N9

 

Phone:

289-878-1943

Email:

milton@thewomenscentreofhalton.com

The Women’s Centre was founded in 1989 when it was realized that women leaving shelters urgently needed aftercare in order to successfully return to the community. We are now the important first point of entry to services and programs for women in crisis, distress, or transition. Our main focus is on providing for the basic needs of safety, self-esteem, and self-sufficiency through client participation in various programs and services. Everything we do reflects our Mission Statement and is offered in the spirit of “Women Supporting Women”.

We are proudly sponsored by United Way Halton & Hamilton.

OAKVILLE Hours of Support:

Monday 10am-3pm
Monday evenings 6pm-8:30pm
Tuesday 10am-3pm
Wednesday 10am-3pm
Thursday 10am-3pm
Saturday 10am-12pm

MILTON  Hours of Support:

Monday 10am-3pm
Monday evenings 6pm-8:30pm
Tuesday 10am-3pm
Wednesday 10am-3pm

SAVIS - Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services

Office:

905-825-3622

Toll-free:

1-877-268-8416

24 Hour Crisis/Support Line:

905-875-1555

Text Contact Number: 

905-691-4873

Website:

savisofhalton.org

SAVIS offers free and confidential 24/7, one-on-one crisis counseling services, with no judgment, just support. Services can be short- or long-term in nature and are open to female-identified, male-identified and transgender people aged 14 and over who are survivors of violence, including childhood abuse. SAVIS does not discriminate when it comes to race, colour, disability, age or national origin.

Requests for personal counseling can be completed in person, through confidential telephone sessions or online. You take part in your own accomplishments: at SAVIS we believe that survivors of violence can make their own individual healing choices, ones that lead to successful results.

 

We realize support comes from many different avenues. So we also provide short-term counseling and resources for family members, friends and support people, available in Oakville, Acton, Burlington, Georgetown and Milton.

SACHA - Sexual Assault Centre 

Location:

75 MacNab St. South, 3rd floor 
Hamilton 

Phone:

905-525-4573

24 Hour Support Line:

905-525-4162

Website:

sacha.ca

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

Learn more about each of SACHA's programs:

PREGNETS - The Prevention of Gestational and Neonatal Exposure to Tobacco Smoke

PREGNETS is a network created to improve the health of moms and their babies.

 

PREGNETS offers information, resources and support to pregnant and postpartum women and their health care providers to support the ability to reduce smoking, quit, and stay quit.

Distress Centre Halton

Oakville: 905-849-4541

Burlington: 905-681-1488

North Halton: 905-877-1211

Text & Chat: dchalton.ca

Website:

dchalton.ca

Distress Centre Halton provides telephone and online support to people in our community to better cope with a crisis, loneliness, and emotional stress.  Having the support of a friendly person who cares about your feelings and what you’re going through can make all the difference.

We know that anyone, at any time, can find themselves feeling lonely or overwhelmed. 

 

You don’t have to be alone. Contact us.  We listen.  We care.

Sex, Drug Harm Reduction

Location:

760 Brant St., Unit 420, Burlington

Phone or Text:

905-510-1878

A Community for People Who Use Drugs

NO Personal Info - Non-faith based - NO Judgement

Thursdays DROP IN: 4:30 - 6:30

Optional Peer Group: 6:30 - 8:30 

Want to know more about how to stay safer? Have questions? Talk to us!

Overdose prevention, safer drug use information, sexual health

Need help? We can help connect you to services you want.

Homelessness, violence, addiction, mental health, food, employment.