Dept. of Community Services

Department of Community Services

The focus of the Department of Community Services is on programming that is geared towards enhancing the lives of our clients and the greater community. Working in partnership with the community and other agencies the department advocates for the provisions of appropriate and effective community based services. It strives to ensure that programs include a clearly demonstrated element of leadership development and participant involvement.

The Department includes the following program areas:

Jane’s Drop-In Program

The Jane’s Drop-In provides adults experiencing homelessness, addiction and mental health issues with a place where they can  go that is safe, welcoming and non-judgemental and that promote self reliance. The program works to reduce hunger and poverty in the community by providing clients with the services and resources they require.

Programming includes:
The program is open 7 days a week, including holidays, from:
  • Monday to Sunday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday Movie Night & Dinner 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Holidays: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

To Download our Program Brochure Click Here

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Harm Reduction Program

Harm Reduction aims to reduce harms associated with drug use towards the individual, families, the community and society.  It does not require the individual to abstain from drug use nor does it view abstinence as a main goal for the individual.  Harm Reduction encourages safer drug use between individuals to prevent the spread of diseases, injuries and death and to create a safer community.

Harm Reduction targets drug users and individuals with addiction issues and provides them with the necessary services they may need.  The Harm Reduction program more specifically provides these services through Street Outreach and through the distribution of stem kits, sharp kits and safe sex kits to individuals.  These kits reduce the harms of drug use by providing clean, safe and sterilized needles to individuals who use drugs.

 Programming includes:
  • Education
  • Workshop
  • Outreach
  • Discussion Group
The program operates out of two locations and hours of operation are:

Main Office:

  • Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Women’s Evening (Mondays): 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Men’s Evening (Tuesdays): 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Outreach: Mon to Fri, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Weston King Neighbourhood Center:

  • Monday: 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Women’s Group Click Here
Men’s Group Click Here
To learn More About Harm Reduction Click Here

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Housing Help Program

The Housing Help Program works with individuals and families who are experiencing absolute or hidden homelessness. The program assists individuals with services and support that will help them  locate and secure affordable permanent housing. The program also advocates for individuals who are either facing eviction and/or are in arrears with their rent.  Through a partnership with The Weston King Neighbourhood Centre  the  program provides housing services to the Weston/Mt. Dennis Community.

Programming includes:
  • Housing Stabilization
  • Referrals
  • Housing Access
  • Social Housing Applications
  • Follow-up Services
  • Eviction Prevention
  • Apartment Listings
  • Outreach
  • Tenant and Landlord Advocacy
The program’s hours of operation are:

Main Office:

  • Monday: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Friday: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Weston King Neighbourhood Center:

  • Monday: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

George Syme Community School:

  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

 

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