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Supports & Services

Need emergency housing?

Northumberland County and community partners have resources in place to support individuals and families in need of emergency shelter and who require support securing more permanent accommodations. If you are in need of assistance please contact:

  • Northumberland County Community and Social Services:  (905) 372-6846
  • Salvation Army Community And Family Services: (905) 373-9440
  • The Help Centre of Northumberland: (905) 372-2646
  • Green Wood Coalition: (905) 885-8700
  • Cobourg Police Service: (905) 372-2243
  • Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre: (905) 372-1545/1-800-263-3757
  • Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Inc. Regional Women’s Shelter (Alderville): (905) 352-3708/1-800-388-5171

Are you fleeing abuse and need emergency shelter?

There are two emergency shelters for women in Northumberland County. Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre can be reached at 905-372-0746 or 1-800-263-3757. Alderville Women's Shelter can be reached at 905-352-3708 or 1-800-388-5171. Both agencies provide counseling and outreach support services.

Need some help to pay last month's rent, utility deposit or arrears?

If you are in receipt of Ontario Works assistance, contact your caseworker to see if you are eligible for funding under the Shelter Benefit Program. 

If you are in receipt of Ontario Disability Support Program or on a fixed or low income, contact the Centralized Intake Unit at 905-372-6846 or 1-800-354-7050, ext 2468.  

Need assistance with an extraordinary expense?

If you are in receipt of Ontario Works assistance, contact your caseworker to see if you are eligible for funding under Discretionary Benefits.

If you are in receipt of Ontario Disability Support Program or on a fixed or low income, contact the Centralized Intake Unit at 905-372-6846 or 1-800-354-7050, ext 2468.

Need some help to work things out with the landlord?

The Northumberland Community Legal Centre can provide individuals with advice regarding landlord/tenant issues. The Legal Centre can be reached at 905-372-4464 or 1-800-850-7882. Or contact the Landlord Tenant Board at 1-888-332-3234 or go to their website at http://www.ltb.gov.on.ca/.



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