Community Supports

 

Food Bank and Meal Calendar 

The Middlesex County - Food Bank and Meal Calendar​​​​​​ offers a comprehensive schedule of meal programs and food bank distributions to provide support for indiivudals in need. 

Health Care and Other Supports

CMHA TVAMHS

www.cmhatv.ca / @email / (519)245-0120 / 21 Richmond St, Strathroy, ON, N7G 1N1 / Serves Middlesex County

CMHA Thames Valley Addiction and Mental Health Services (TVAMHS) is an integrated mental health and addiction agency providing community-based supports and services to individuals living in London and the counties of Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford, and South Huron.


INsite

www.vanier.com / @email / Intake Services (519)433-0334 | Crisis: (519)433-0334 (24 hour) / Serves Middlesex County

Clinics offered in Middlesex:

  • Dorchester - Dorchester Community Church
  • Glencoe - Quest Centre
  • Lucan - Lucan Public Library
  • Parkhill - Parkhill Public Library
  • Strathroy - Next Wave Youth Centre

INsite is a collaboration between six regional partners to address the gaps in mental health services and community resources across London and Middlesex. Every Thursday, individuals of all ages and families can access FREE, immediate, confidential counselling and referrals to additional supports and assistance. 


Connex

www.connexontario.ca / @email / call: (866)531-2300 / text: CONNEX to 247247 / Serves Ontario

Provides information & referrals to substance abuse treatment, problem gambling, and mental health programs anywhere in Ontario. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Reach Out

reachout247.ca / @email / (519)433-2023 / Serves Elgin, Middlesex & London

Reach Out is a free, 24/7, confidential mental health and addictions support and services line for people living in Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford and London. If you need mental health and addictions help, Reach Out is the one service you should connect with.

Addictions

CMHA TVAMHS

www.cmhatv.ca / @email / (519)245-0120 / 21 Richmond St, Strathroy ON N7G 1N1 / Serves Middlesex County

CMHA Thames Valley Addiction and Mental Health Services (TVAMHS) is an integrated mental health and addiction agency providing community-based supports and services to individuals living in London and the counties of Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford, and South Huron.


AA / NA / ALANON

aadistrcit11.ca / @email / (519)438-1122 / 30 Adelaide St N #2A5, London ON N6B 3N5 / Servers London Middlesex

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, nondenominational, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.


Teen Challenge

www.teenchallenge.ca/what-we-do/community-living / 9340 Sharon Rd B, London ON N6P 1P3

Teen Challenge is a 12 month residential care facility that helps men and women aged 18+ struggling with alcohol and drug addictions by teaching character and leadership skills through its curriculum and by encouraging clients toward a more healthy lifestyle.


HealthCare Connect

Website / (800)445-1822 / Serves Ontario

Health Care Connect is a program launched by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to help Ontarians without a family health care provider find one

Trafficking, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

WRRC

wrrcsa.org / @email / (519)246-1526 / 145 Beech St, Strathroy, ON N7G 1K9 / Serves Middlesex County

Education, prevention and support services for women and families impacted by abuse


Anova

www.anovafuture.org / @email / (519)642-3003 / 255 Horton St E, 3rd Floor, London, ON N6B 1L1 / Serves London & Middlesex

Anova provides safe places, shelter, support, counselling, and resources for abused women, their children, and all oppressed individuals to find a new start.


Victim Services LM

vsmiddlesex.org / @email / (519)661-5636 / 601 Dundas St, London, ON N6B 1X1 / Serves London & Middlesex

Victim Services of Middlesex-London (VSML) is an organization providing practical assistance and emotional support to help victims of crime and/or tragic circumstances and contributes to a safe and healthy community through collaboration and cooperation with Police and Emergency Service Personnel.


Next Wave - YOU

www.you.ca/youth-centres / @email / (519)432-1112 x503 / 23 Front St W, Strathroy, ON N7G 1X4 / Serves Middlesex County

YOU supports youth to build skills, confidence and independence to reach their potential. Located in downtown Strathroy at 32 Front St W, the Next Wave Youth Centre (NWYC) is YOU's satellite location serving youth in Middlesex County. With trained staff on-site Monday through Friday from 9 am-4:30 pm, the NWYC is a local hub for community partners and agencies to support youth. 

Transportation

Middlesex Connect

www.middlesex.ca/ct / @email / (888)465-0783 / 399 Ridout St N, London, ON N6A 2P1 / Serves Middlesex County

Middlesex County Connect is an inter-community transit service that connects our local municipalities in Middlesex County to one another and to London, Woodstock and Ingersoll. It caters to the needs of seniors, students, youth, workers, and persons with disabilities, allowing them to easily access amenities in their hometowns as well as neighboring communities.


Minds - Mental Health

mindslondon.ca

​Designing, piloting and testing innovative solutions developed locally. Making a difference in the lives of youth.

Affordable Housing

Housing Access Centre (HAC)

www.middlesex.ca/departments/social-services/housing-and-homelessness/housing-access-centre

The County of Middlesex in partnership with the City of London’s Homeless Prevention and Housing team, supports London-Middlesex residents to find safe and apply for affordable housing options.

If you need further assistance, please contact our Community Navigator at 519-245-8237 ext. 4030 or email at @email 


​​​​Humana Parkhill & London

www.humanacs.org / @email / (519)433-0334 / 371 Princess Ave, London, ON N6B 2A7 / Serves London & Middlesex

Humana Community Services (Humana) is an inclusive and trusted social services agency connecting individuals and families to the right supports and services to help them live in community successfully. Humana’s programs focus on addressing child and youth mental health concerns and providing supported community living options for children, youth and adults with specialized needs across Huron, Kent and Middlesex counties.


Indwell

indwell.ca / @email / (866)529-0454 / 1430 Main St E, Hamilton, ON L8K 1C3 / Serves Ontario

Indwell is a charity that creates affordable housing communities that support people seeking health, wellness and belonging.


Anova - Shelter & Second Stage

www.anovafuture.org / @email / (519)642-3003 / 255 Horton St E, 3rd Floor, London, ON N6B 1L1 / Serves London & Middlesex

Anova provides safe places, shelter, support, counselling, and resources for abused women, their children, and all oppressed individuals to find a new start.

Homelessness Diversion Supports

Next Wave YOU

www.you.ca/youth-centres / @email / (519)432-1112 x503 / 32 Front St W Strathroy, ON N7G 1X4 / Serves Middlesex County

YOU supports youth to build skills, confidence and independence to reach their potential. Located in downtown Strathroy at 32 Front St W, the Next Wave Youth Centre (NWYC) is YOU's satellite location serving youth in Middlesex County. With trained staff on-site Monday through Friday from 9 am-4:30 pm, the NWYC is a local hub for community partners and agencies to support youth. 


Community Navigator

www.middlesex.ca/departments/library/community-navigator / @email / (519)808-0588 / 34B Frank St, Strathroy, ON / Serves Middlesex County

The Community Navigator is an expert on all the services and programs around the county, and is your first step in finding which service could be the best fit for you. Local organizations are available to assist with housing, securing employment, education, accessing mental health and addiction services, food and clothing supports, social assistance and everything in between. The Community Navigator can help you every step of the way: from discovering which program may be best suited to your needs, to referrals and connections with that program, as well as compiling and completing required documentation.


Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP)

www.middlesex.ca/departments/social-services/community-homelessness-prevention-initiative-chpi / @email / (519)434-7321 / 399 Ridout St N, London, ON N6A 2P1 / Serves London & Middlesex

Problems with hydro bills? Do you have an eviction notice? You may be eligible for some help through the Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP). This program is sponsored by the Government of Ontario and administered by the County of Middlesex. HPP may be available to OW and ODSP recipients as well as low-income residents of Middlesex County.


Housing Access Centre (HAC)

www.middlesex.ca/departments/social-services/housing-and-homelessness/housing-access-centre / @email / (519)245-8237 x4000 / 399 Ridout St N, London, ON N6A 2P1 / Serves London & Middlesex

The County of Middlesex in partnership with the City of London’s Homeless Prevention and Housing team, supports London-Middlesex residents to find safe and apply for affordable housing options.

If you need further assistance, please contact our Community Navigator at 519-245-8237 ext. 4030 or email at @email 

Housing Rights and Responsibilities - Legal Services

Neighbourhood Legal Services

nlslm.com / @email / (519)438-2890 / 200-717 Richmond St, London, ON N6A 1S2 / Serves London & Middlesex

Neighbourhood Legal Services (London & Middlesex) Inc. (“NLSLM”) is a non-profit community legal clinic funded by the government of Ontario. They provide traditional poverty law services to low-income residents of London and Middlesex County. This includes giving legal advice and referrals and sometimes providing legal representation. We are also involved in public legal education, community development and law reform.


CLEO

www.cleo.on.ca/en / (416)808-4420 / 180 Dundas St W, Suite 506, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8 / Serves Ontario

CLEO focuses on providing information to people who face barriers to accessing the justice system, including income, disability, literacy, and language. As a community legal clinic and part of Ontario’s legal aid system, they work in partnership with other legal clinics and community organizations across the province.


Legaline.ca

www.legaline.ca / www.legaline.ca/contact / 111 Gloucester Grove, Toronto, ON M6C 2A7 / Serves Canada

Legaline.ca provides easy-to-understand legal answers written in plain language. Legal Line is a Federal not-for-profit organization providing access to Canadian laws since 1993. Educating the public about the law is a necessary step in advancing Access to Justice.


Steps to Justice

stepstojustice.ca / @email / (416)408-4420 / 180 Dundas St W, Suite 506, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1Z8

Do you have a legal problem and live in Ontario? Steps to Justice gives reliable and practical information on common legal problems

Financial Supports / Social Assistance

Ontario Works (OW)

www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-works / socialservices@middlesex.ca / (888)999-1142 / Serves Ontario

Middlesex County provides financial and employment assistance to people in need through the Ontario Works program. How much you receive depends on the size of your family, your verifiable shelter costs, your income and your willingness to participate in agreed to and approved employment activities. There also may be eligibility for other benefits such as dental care, vision care and prescription coverage.


Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

www.ontario.ca/page/social-assistance#section-0@email / (519)434-7321 x2236 / Serves Ontario

If you don’t have enough money for food and housing, or if you have a disability and are in financial need, you can apply for financial and employment assistance through Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).


Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP)

ontarioelectricitysupport.ca / help@OntarioElectricitySupport.ca / (855)831-8151 / Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) PO Box 1540 STN B, Ottawa, ON K1P 0C7 / Serves Ontario

The OESP is an Ontario Energy Board (OEB) program that lowers electricity bills for lower-income households. The OESP provides a monthly credit to eligible customers based on household income and household size. The OESP credits are applied directly to eligible customers’ bills.


Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

www.oeb.ca/consumer-information-and-protection/bill-assistance-programs/low-income-energy-assistance-program

If you’re behind on your electricity or natural gas bill and face having your service disconnected, you may qualify for emergency financial help through the Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP). There are also special customer service rules available for low-income households. You need to meet certain criteria to qualify for these programs, and must go through one of the intake agencies in Ontario.


Homeless Prevention Program (HPP)

www.middlesex.ca/departments/social-services/community-homelessness-prevention-initiative-chpi / @email / (519)434-7321 x2236

Problems with hydro bills? Do you have an eviction notice? You may be eligible for some help through the Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP) This program is sponsored by the Government of Ontario and administered by the County of Middlesex HPP may be available to Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program recipients as well as low-income residents of Middlesex County.


Canada-Ontario Housing Benefit (COHB) 

www.middlesex.ca/departments/social-services/community-homelessness-prevention-initiative-chpi / @email / (519)434-7321 x2236

The Canada-Ontario Housing Benefit (COHB) is a monthly portable housing benefit program that assists eligible households with their housing costs.

Nurses & Homemakers Services

Where the recommendation has been received through the Community Care Access Centre or a family physician, payment for either nursing or homemakers services may be provided by the County, once a needs test has been completed.

For more information contact 519-434-7321 or email @email