Emergency food and clothing, a listening ear, community referrals, advocacy, other tangible and spiritual support is provided for those in crisis. It is our desire to give hope and encouragement to all who come to us for assistance. On the first visit, clients are asked to complete an application and provide identification (two pieces-one being photo I.D.), proof of income and expenses (copies of income, bank statement, bills, etc). Please contact our office to request an appointment.
Our recovery & support programs are designed to assist you to develop a healthier lifestyle. Support groups meet weekly and for periods of 8 to 13 weeks or more. Contact us if you are interested in registering for our next meeting or have any questions/comments.
A support group and class-based program for people struggling with issues of anger. Please click on the title for a link to the program's brochure.
Anger Management Dates for Fall 2018 are October 15, 22 & 29 and Nov 5, 12, 19, & 26.
A peer support group that shares knowledge, resources and information in a supportive, confidential environment to help alleviate & overcome the symptoms of your mood disorder. Meets weekly. Please click on the title for a link to the program's brochure.
Emotional Rescue for Youth
Similar to the adult Emotional Rescue group, we have a peer support group for TEENS that shares knowledge, resources and information in a supportive, confidential environment to help alleviate & overcome the symptoms of your mood disorder.
The GriefShare program is a Biblically-based, Christ-centered healing ministry running every Monday night at Northridge. It is a seminar & support group assisting people struggling with the death of someone close.
Connect with others who are interested in learning more about natural strategies that help to heal strong and stay strong. We cover topics on diet, detoxification, supplementation, emotional health and well-being. Meetings are every 2nd Monday each month at 7:00pm. Please click on the title for a link to the program's brochure. For more information, please visit www.healingstrong.org.
Recovering Couples Anonymous
Recovering Couples Anonymous is a Twelve-Step fellowship founded in 1988. Our primary purpose is to stay committed in loving and intimate relationships and to help other couples achieve freedom from addicted and destructive relationships. By using the tools of the program, we take individual responsibility for the well-being of our relationship, build new intimacy, and find joy with each other. This is a form of "Marriage Maintenance" that encourages and supports healthy interactions on this coupleship journey. For more information, please visit www.recovering-couples.org. Group meets every Friday at 7pm.
The Homelessness Prevention Program is administered by The Salvation Army and funded by The Regional Municipality of York and the Government of Ontario. Homelessness Prevention Program provides financial and support services to York Region residents who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
People who are behind on rental, mortgage or utility payments may get support from the Homelessness Prevention Program.
This program may be able to support you with:
Preventing a utility cut off
Preventing an eviction due to missed rent or mortgage payments
First and last month’s rent
Urgent medical needs
To be eligible for the Homelessness Prevention Program, you must:
Have not received this payment within the last three years
Live in York Region
Be a Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant or Refugee
Be behind on rent, mortgage or utility payments or be living in a temporary shelter 7
Not be receiving Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program benefits
To apply, please contact York Region’s Access York contact centre.
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
TTY: 1-866-512-6228 or 905-895-4293 (for deaf and hard of hearing)
York Region Administrative Centre
17250 Yonge Street, 1st Floor Access York Service Counter
LEAP (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). Click here for more information or call us at 905-895-6276 to speak with an agency representative.
*Free and Confidential. This service assists with:
- Spousal, common-law, and other family class sponsorship applications
- Work, student, and visitor visa extensions and permits
- Applications to become a permanent resident based on Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds, or as a Convention Refugee
- Canadian citizenship and passport applications
- Subsidized housing (Housing Connections) and other social services applications (welfare, disability, rent financial assistance etc.)
- Referrals to food banks, employment centres, spiritual support, etc.
For more information, please contact: