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How You Can Help

Yes in our backyard ...

Did you know that in your community ...

  • During Registry Week 2016 (November 14-18) we spoke with...
    • 75 individuals and families who were experiencing homelessness
    • 227 individuals and families who were at risk of homelessness during this time period.
  • Some people do not have a safe place to sleep tonight
  • It's harder to find a place to rent here than it is in Toronto
  • Some people are waiting up to 7 years for affordable housing
  • The average resale price has risen more than $100,000 in one year

Northumberland County partners and its many external agencies are working together to eliminate homelessness and transform systems to ensure families and individuals experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness have access to safe, affordable and permanent housing.

We are working together to ensure that everyone has a place to call home. Housing is central to thriving and inclusive communities and it is time for real innovation in housing affordability. 


How to get involved?

Volunteer ... be part of the solution!

Volunteers are critical to any community's success.  Without the help of volunteers, community organizations and partners would not be able to advance our events and initiatives. By volunteering, you are making a difference in the life of someone experiencing homelessness or an at-risk individual.

The benefits of volunteering include: 

  • giving back to your community
  • making a difference in someone's life
  • sharing your skills, talents, and time
  • helping others
  • making new friends
  • gaining experience

Your donation of time, money, or gently used items ensures a better future for those experiencing homelessness and those at-risk individuals in our community. 

You can donate in a number of ways:

  1. Are you interested in renting out a room or do you have a unit? Contact the Help Centre (http://thehelpandlegalcentre.ca/)

  2. Consider volunteering as a HomeShare participant. Contact Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre (http://cornerstonenorthumberland.ca/home-share/)
  3. Support the 2018 Homelessness Enumeration. More information to follow.
  4. Do you or someone you know need housing supports? Contact Northumberland County Community and Social Services via the centralized intake unit at 905-372-6846 or 1-800-354-7050, ext 2468
  5. Make a financial donation or volunteer with a local non-profit
  6. Donate new or gently used clothing to your local thrift store
  7. Donate new or gently used furniture to the Habitat for Humanity Northumberland ReStore (http://www.habitatnorthumberland.ca/ReStore.htmlor your local thrift store 
  8. Donate food to, or volunteer with, your local food bank or the Food 4 All Warehouse (http://www.northumberlandcounty.ca/en/departments_communitysocialservices/food4all-volunteer.asp)

 

 

 

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