Church Out Serving works alongside local charities and organizations that provide services to our community, including Haldimand and Norfolk Health and Social Services, Children’s Aid Society, Haldimand Norfolk Women’s Services, Canadian Mental Health, REACH, Saint Vincent de Paul, Knights of Columbus, and more… as well as those described in more detail below.
We also participate in community forums and networks. These include Norfolk Refugee Committee, Children and Youth Planning Network, Network of Volunteer Administrators (NOVA), Team Norfolk, and Haldimand Norfolk Food Support Database.
A comprehensive list of local services can be found at www.211.ca.
INDWELL - HAMBLETON HALL and DOGWOOD SUITES
Indwell is a Christian charity that creates affordable housing communities which support people seeking health, wellness and belonging. Their current programs support over 400 households in Hamilton, Woodstock and now, Simcoe.
Indwell has repurposed Hambleton Hall on Dean St. in Simcoe, into 40 units, and the tenants are pleased to call this historical building, home. The facilities include a community kitchen, computer lab and laundry room, as well as a garden area with gazebo and gardens.
Indwell has also purchased the Norfolk Inn in downtown Simcoe, and is restoring this landmark building into 30 units with commercial space on the ground level, calling it so aptly Dogwood Suites, after our county trademark flower. First residents are just moving into their new homes.
Indwell’s vision is “hope and homes for all.” Check out their website for some current resident stories… they will warm your heart!
DivorceCare is a 12-week seminar and support group that helps people through one of lifes most difficult experiences – separation and divorce. It’s a warm, caring environment led by people “who know”. And everyone is welcome. Here’s the program’s website.
Meetings are held at Waterford Community Church 726 Thompson Rd E., Waterford. To find out when the next session is, or for more information, please call 519-443-0485 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Fee is $30 per person, and if needed, can be paid weekly ($2.50).
A program for children ages 4-12 is offered for those who require assistance with childcare. If your child is under the age of 4 and you require childcare assistance, please let them know when you register.
THE SALVATION ARMY
The Salvation Army Community and Family Services provides emergency relief in food, clothing and household needs, shelter and transportation. Their services here in Simcoe include: Emergency shelter, food, clothing and transportation, Anger Management 8 Week Program, Divorce Recovery Program, Community Kitchen Workshop, Christmas Hamper Program
The Salvation Army also offers HOME WITH A HEART, a Thursday-evening 10wk program that teaches moms/dads how to manage their homes with easy routines and tips. There is no fee, but registration is required. Contact the office for more information.
The Salvation Army is located at 184 Colborne St. N., Simcoe. Office hours are Monday to Friday from 1:00-4:00pm. Phone: 519-426-3640. Email: email@example.com
NORFOLK PREGNANCY AND FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
The Norfolk Pregnancy & Family Resource Centre is a non profit, non-judgmental, safe place where anyone in the community experiencing pregnancy, parenting issues and/or related concerns, can come for loving, professional, FREE help and support.
Educate – Empower – Equip
All of their services are free and confidential.
Check out their website for more information: https://www.norfolkpc.org/
Call 519-428-2177 to book an appointment, or drop in at 37 Robinson Street in downtown Simcoe.
POVERTY ACTION PARTNERSHIP HALDIMAND - NORFOLK
This group of community leaders (including citizens, service providers, churches, educators, funders, tax payers, business leaders and survivors) believes that poverty is unacceptable, and with the support of the community, has committed to substantially reduce poverty in Haldimand and Norfolk.
These commitments include: to change the community’s perception about poverty, to engage decision makers, partners and the broader community as solution providers, to develop a community strategy and move it forward, and to identify indicators of change and measure progress.
Their priority focus areas include affordable housing, food security, transportation, and education – adult literacy and life skills.