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The City of Kingston is the service manager for the city and the County of Frontenac for the administration of various community programs. Together with partners, residents, agencies and boards they work with residents that need temporary help with the cost of food, shelter, childcare and related essential needs. Offices are located at 362 Montreal St, Kingston. For further information, phone 613-546-2695.
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Southern Frontenac Community Services, located at 4295 Stagecoach Road, Sydenham, offer services to seniors, physically disabled adults and low income households. Most of the services include the areas of rural Kingston and South Frontenac Township (Districts of Storrington, Loughborough and Portland). The Mission of South Frontenac Community Services Corporation in cooperation with their partners, is to facilitate and provide health support services, social and cultural support programs. For further information about the services offered phone 613-376-6477 or 1-855-279-2052 or see their website.
Pathways for Children and Youth
Pathways is a mental health agency in Frontenac,Lennox and Addington Counties, dedicated to strengthening and supporting the emotional well-being of children and families. Offering a range of services including counselling, education, advocacy and other interventions in an environment of dignity and respect, Pathways is the Regional Autism lead agency and, in partnership with other agencies, offer a range of services for children and youth who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. For more information phone 613-546-1422 Ext 1, or visit their website.
Loughborough Christmas & Emergency Relief Committee
For the past 27 years, the Loughborough Christmas and Emergency Relief Committee has been providing Christmas food baskets and toys to those in our community who do not have the means to do so on their own. They also provide support to individuals and families who find themselves in difficult situations throughout the year such as those who are at risk of losing heat or electricity for their homes, loss of home due to fire or other catastrophic events. They can be reached by leaving a message at 613-572-6004 or through their website.
New Leaf Link
New Leaf Link is based in South Frontenac to serve a disabled adult population that, after completing high school, is generally ignored by our social support system. The program emphasizes two major aspects of living and learning. ARTS (e.g. drama, music and information technology) HEALTH LIVING (e.g. eating wisely, moving naturally and being socially connected). Hours of operation are 9:30 am to 2:30 pm Wednesdays and Thursdays mid-January to June and September to mid-December. Cost to participants is $30.00 per day. New volunteers welcome! Summer programming to be announced. Please visit the NELL website at www.newleaflink.ca for more information. To arrange a visit, to become a participant, or to find out more about volunteering, contact Karen Steiner by telephone at 613-374-3451 or via email at NewLeafLink@xplornet.com
Style Revival - Clothing Depot
Free clothing - located at Verona Free Methodist Church, open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. For more information contact Keilo at 613-374-5289.
Community Caring - Clothing Depot
Located at 5597 Road 38 in Hartington. Charitable clothing - $5.00 per large bag. Open Monday - 9:00 am to noon, Tuesday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Friday - 9:00 am to noon. For more information call Cheryl Kellar at 613-374-3217 or Cheryl Preston at 613-539-5890.
Ontario Early Years Centre
Offers parenting programs, parent/child early learning activities, school readiness, early identification services, nutrition programs, community information and resources, links to other early years services, referrals and volunteer opportunities and more at the main site of the Ontario Early Years Centre in Sharbot Lake. For more information call 613-279-2244.