Funded Agencies

YWCA Durham

  • Emergency shelter and counseling for abused woman and their children
  • Supportive Social Housing
  • 2nd Stage Housing for single women
  • Ontario Early Years programming
  • Room and Gymnasium Rentals
Oshawa: www.ywcadurham.org, 905-576-6356

Precious Minds

  • Programs for families, children and youth with learning/developmental disabilities
  • Respite, social skills, sibling support, summer camps, parent support, resource library, information sessions

Sunderland:  www.preciousminds.com, 905-982-0882

Project Next Step

  • Helps families facing homelessness
  • Assistance with vocational training housing support, household assistance

Pickering:  905-837-9169

Salvation Army Community Services

  • Food bank
  • Thrift Store
  • Emergency Assistance and Response services
  • Counselling – family or single
  • Anger management group
  • Mobile outreach progject
  • Christmas Hamper Program/Christmas Cheer Program
  • Camp for underprivileged children
  • Trusteeship
  • Court and jail work
  • Clothing and some furniture
  • Gals Lifeskills Coffee House

Oshawa: www.oshawa-temple.org, 905-723-7422
Whitby:  905-430-3454

Simcoe Hall Settlement House

• Food Bank Services
• Children’s After School Program
• Rainbows For All Children
• Sun Fun Day Camp
• Fitkidz Program
• Life Skills Coaching For Adults
• Parent Coaching Program
• Children Of Separation and Divorce Seminars
• Seniors Lunch and Leisure Program
• Christmas Food Drive

Oshawa: www.simcoehall.com,  905-728-7525

Special Grants

The Firehouse Youth Centre

  • Drop-in Recreational program for youth, resource centre
  • Special events and fundraising
  • www.thefirehouse.ca, 905-623-6814

Resources for Exceptional Children and Youth, Special Children’s Swim Program

  • Special Children’s Swim Program
  • Enhance child’s community participation and support the family to advocate for services required
  • www.rfecydurham.com, 905-427-8862

North House Transitional Housing

  • Rent subsidies in coordination with counselling support services, transitional housing
  • Soup lunches, workshops related to cooking on a budget and a community garden

www.northhouse.ca, 705-432-8654

  • Training for young people between the ages of 10 and 18 years in citizenship, self-discipline, community involvement, band, seamanship and sailing, leadership and team building opportunities
Oshawa: www.nlcchawkins.com, 905-723-7433

Literacy Council of Durham Region

  • Literacy, numeracy and essential skills services, transition to employment goals
  • Apprenticeship, secondary-school credit, post-secondary education

Oshawa:  www.literacydurham.ca, 905-434-5441

John Howard Society of Durham Region

  • Learning Alternatives (Adult education in reading/spelling/math)
  • Access to Affordable Housing
  • Residential Program
  • Active Parenting Today (groups for parents of children 0-4, 2-12, and teens)
  • Anger Management (Group & Individual)
  • Counselling (Group & Individual for many Issues)
  • Firehouse Youth (Clarington only)
  • DADS (Dads Aiming for Direction and Support)
  • Summer Jobs Service (for students age 15-24)
  • Employment Resource Centres (for any person/any age)
  • SmartServe Training
  • Service Excellence Training
  • Community Education/Public Speaking
  • Project X-Change & Substance Abuse Counselling
  • Employment Services
  • Multi-Systemic Therapy
  • Teen Education & Mothering (Clarington only)
Oshawa:  905-579-8482
Clarington:  905-623-6814
Whitby:  905-666-8847
Ajax:  905-427-8165

Girls Incorporated of Durham

  • Empowers girls to believe in themselves and reach their full potential
  • Weekly workshops, summer camps, PA day programs, March break camps, after-school drop in programs and in-school classes, Economic Literacy, Discovery Leadership, Operation SMART

Ajax:  www.girlsinc-durham.org, 905-428-8111

FOOTPRINTS

  • Respite and programs for families with children 13 years of age and under who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Pickering:  www.footprints4autism.org, 905-420-0388

Durham Deaf Services

• Literacy program for Deaf adults
• Sign language instruction
• Interpreting services
• Family Communication program
• Support services
• Children’s programs
• Public education presentations
• Resource centre
• Workshops
• Information and referral
• Home to the Durham Deaf Club

Oshawa: www.durhamdeaf.org, 905-579-3328

Durham Association for Family Respite Services

  • Partnership with families with a member who has an intellectual disability/child with a physical disability
  • Family Network, providing in-home respite and support, assists in obtaining funding

Oshawa: www.dafrs.com, 905-436-2500

Distress Centre Durham

• Confidential 24 hour volunteer telephone helpline, offering emotional support, crisis intervention and suicide prevention
• Callers are given the opportunity to have anonymous, non-judgemental human contact
• “Prevention Through Education” program provides the community with presentations and workshops on Active Listening, Suicide Prevention and DCD Service
• Co-op program provides specialty training to selected students over the age of 18

Crisis Line:  905-430-2522
Durham Region:  1-800-452-0688
Whitby Office:  905-430-3511

www.distresscentredurham.com

Cornerstone Community Association Durham Inc.

• Emergency Accommodation for Men
• Transitional Housing for Men
• Transitional Program for Offenders
• Rent-Geared-To-Income Apartments for single men and women in Durham

Oshawa:  905-433-0254

Community Living

• Aid to individuals with developmental delays to achieve a place in the community
• Vocational and residential services
• Summer programs and family support

Ajax, Pickering and Whitby:  www.cl-apw.org, 905-427-3300
Durham North:  www.communitylivingdurhamnorth.ca, 905-985-8511

Community Development Council Durham

  • Newcomer Settlement and in-school(s) program, language assessment, community development and research
  • LEAP emergency financial assistance, rent bank, emergency energy fund, housing help

Ajax:  www.cdcd.org, 905-686-2661

Community Care Durham

• Foot care clinic
• Home help
• Home maintenance
• Meals on wheels
• In-home respite
• Escorted transportation / errands
• Visiting
• Telephone security checks
• Information and referral
• Assistance with government forms
• Adult day program

Administration Office:  www.communitycaredurham.on.ca, 905-985-0150

Catholic Family Services of Durham

• Non-denominational programs including family, individual, marital, group counselling
• groups for abused women, children exposed to violence, sexually abused children, teens and adult women; anger management and parenting groups

Oshawa: www.cfsdurham.com, 905-725-3513

Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Durham

• Open all year round
• Two locations, Eastview and Northview
• General membership program for children and youth from 6-18 years of age
• Teen programs
• Youth and Family Support
• Leisure and Social activities
• Nursery School program – 2 1/2-5 years of age
• Aquatic programs – all ages
• Wood working – all ages
• Saturday program
• Special Events
• Breakfast Club program
• Drama Club
• Torch Club
• Girl’s night, Boy’s night and sports night
• Computer program

No child or youth shall be turned away for lack of funds

Oshawa: 905-728-5121
Northview Unit: 905-436-5636  ext 2871

www.bgcdurham.com

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oshawa – Whitby

• Provides adult role models for boys and girls
• In-school mentoring program
• Couples for kids
• Child safety program
• Big Bunch activity program

Oshawa:  www.bbbsow.ca, 905-579-2551

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarington

  • One-to-one match program, in-school mentoring and after school program, Big Bunch Program
  • Couples for Kids, site-based group programs (Go Girls!/Game On!)

www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/clarington, 905-623-6646

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ajax-Pickering

  • One-to-one match program, in-school mentoring and after school program, Big Bunch program
  • Couples for Kids, site-based group programs (Go Girls!/Game On!)

www.bbandsofap.com, 905-831-3777

Big Brothers Big Sisters North Durham Region

  • One-to-one match program, in-school mentoring, Mentoring through Literacy
  • Couples for Kids, site-based group programs (Go Girls!/Game On!)

Port Perry:  www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/northdurham, 905-985-3733

Bethesda House

• Shelter and transitional support for abused women and their children
• 24 hour telephone support outreach counselling, community education

Clarington: bethesdahouse.ca, 905-623-6045