Written By: Wednesday, March 16th 2016

On March 5th the community marched together to help 6 local and essential resources to those in bad situations but we don’t have to wait till next year to continue to support them, you can do it anytime!

Look through the programs, maybe you’ll see a way that you can bring your strengths to help them. For example, OSHARE’s Hot Meal Program is one I personally have decided to help because it makes sense to my situation, living close and doing the cooking at home, it’s a no brainer for me.

Click on the names of the organization to go to their official website!

YMCA Housing Support Services

How you can help? Monetary Donations

Emergency Shelter: In a situation where you may not have a roof over your and your loved ones heads to sleep, all you need to do is contact a YMCA Housing Support Worker at 519-371-9230. Safe N Sound helps too see them below!

Assistance With Income Support Applications: YMCA Housing Support Service can point you in the direction of what applications can aide you and assist in filling them out.

Landlord/Tenant Mediation: If you feel that asking your Landlord for some sort of agreement will cause you anxiety or anger (leading to Landlords getting anxiety about you) why not ask someone professionally trained to do the talking for the best outcome for both of you.

United Way of Bruce Grey’s (Utility Program)

How you can help? Monetary Donations

Utility Assistance Program: Provides grants, of up to $500 per funding source or utility, to low-income residents in arrears or are at risk of disconnection, or are already disconnected.

211: A very easy number to remember that can help connect you to those who can best help, any questions? Dial 211, you’d be shocked at how many solutions there are!

Salvation Army (Food Bank)

How you can help? Monetary and Food Donations

We’ve seen first hand how generous the community is in supporting our Food Banks just remember they need your donations year round, check the list below for most needed items!

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Safe ‘n Sound (Housing Crisis Support)

How you can help? Volunteering Time, Donate Winter Clothing

Just call direct 519-470-2222 from 4:30pm to 10pm!

Safe ‘n Sound provides safe emergency shelter and support for homeless people, in partnership with community services, and public education and advocacate for homelessness prevention.

OSHaRE’s (Hot Meal Program)

How you can help? Food Donations, Volunteering Time

OSHARE Hot Meal Program can feed over a hundred hungry residents a day, a task made LOOK easy by the smiling teamwork of their volunteers. If you wish to find out how you can be part of it click the ‘Volunteering Time’ above.

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Canadian Mental Health Association’s (Brunch Program)

All Locations for Grey Bruce

How you can help? Donating Art Supplies, Food

Crisis Response Line: 1-877-470-5200

The CMHA offers a huge variety of services for those suffering from mental health disorders, one of which is their brunch program which feeds it’s members. The stories we heard from actual members of how they got their first job, how they found safety and purpose was great to hear, listen for yourself!