And Recreation GuideBy: Holly Hoekstra
Accessible supports for those who have been touched by an Autism Spectrum Disorder
55 Pinnacle St. S., Belleville
Open 9am – 4pm during tax season, otherwise by an appointment
Eligibility: Persons with lower incomes, senior citizens, as well as to people who may be physically, academically, or developmentally challenged.
Pensioners Concerned is a volunteer organization who provides income tax preparation and assistance.
91 Millennium Parkway, Belleville
Open Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4pm and 24 hour residential support
Eligibility: Child or Adult with a developmental disability. Referrals can be made via any Developmental Service Agency. Must be a resident of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.
Plainfield Community Homes offers support to people with various needs. Support offered: Residential Homes, Adult and Child Recreation and Leisure Opportunities, Adult and Child Respite, Family Services, Children’s Treatment Home and Family Home, Volunteer Program.
Judy at 613-395-4491 or email@example.com
Or Beth at 613-395-4235
4-H Club focuses on having fun, making friends and on learning. Is open to boys and girls between 8 and 21 years of age. Offers skill development by completion of projects and fun Club activities. Members will have the opportunity to travel in Canada and beyond, plus they are eligible to apply for more than $25,000 in national scholarships.
188 Victoria Ave, Belleville, ON
(613) 968-8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Monday 4 - 7, Wednesday 10 - 1, Saturday 1-4
Links to Learning Mission Statement: "Links to Learning Resource Centre is a non-profit organization that assists families and professionals to find resources and information on disabilities."
Carries an assortment of books and files on disabilities, resource information as well as toys that can borrowed.
Small annual membership fee required.
Office: 12 Moira Street East
Belleville, Ontario, Canada • K8P 2R9
Free support group for parents of children with various disabilities. Offers counselling, advocacy, support and fellowship. Meetings are held monthly in Marmora. Contact Sue Dilts.
Family Space Quinte Inc.
301 MacDonald Ave
Belleville ON K8N 3Z3
Tel: 613 966-9427
Fax: 613 966-8819
Free support group offering support and networking for those who love someone with an ASD. Monthly meetings take place at Family Space. Contact Julie London.
Mission Statement: "The responsibility is ours to objectively identify the conditions which will enable all Developmentally Handicapped people to lead dignified lives, to have opportunities to make choices, to exert some control over their privacy and personal possessions, to have a normal rhythm of daily life, but most of all, to have friends and meaningful social relationships."
Offers:Work Training, Life Skills Activity Program, Vocational Alternative Program , Seniors Activity Program, Youth to Adult Transition Program as well as offers Support to youth and adults Living Independently with a Developmental Disability.
Eligibility: Diagnosis of a Developmental Disability and residing within Center Hastings (Madoc, Marmora, Tweed and Stirling).
Centre Hastings Girl Guide Groups 1-800-565-8111 email@example.com http://www.guidesontario.org/
Unit groups meet weekly at various times and locations.
Mission Statement: "Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada is a movement of girls and women that challenges members in their personal development and empowers them to be responsible citizens."
Eligibility:Girls 5-18 years of age.
37 Forsyth St., P.O. Box #340
Marmora, ON K0K 2M0
Hours: Tuesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Wednesday: 3:00pm - 7:00pm, Thursday: 3:00pm - 7:00pm, Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Mission Statement: "The mission of the Marmora and Lake Public Library Board is to give all those who require and seek a forum for knowledge, information, and educational recreation, a chance to do so."
Services: Free Computer Access, Wireless internet access is also available, printing and Photocopying, Interlibrary Loans, Boating Exam, Newspaper Archives, Homework Club.
Membership is FREE to persons living in the Municipality of Marmora & Lake. Non-residents must supply ID and are required to pay a $10.00 non-refundable yearly fee. Members of Havelock, Madoc and Tweed Public Libraries may enjoy a reciprocal membership free of charge.
43 West Front Street, Stirling Ontario
Hours: Tuesday 1-7pm,Wednesday 1-7pm, Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday 10am-3pm, Saturday 10am-3pm
Mission Statement: "The mandate of our library is to serve the community of Stirling-Rawdon and area, by providing access to resources and programs for personal and educational enrichment. We consider the library to be one of the cornerstones of the community, and as such we promote the spirit of exploration, the joy of reading and the pursuit of knowledge."
Services: Internet /Computer Use, Local History/Genealogy Department, "Read with Me" Preschool Reading Group Art Gallery. ,
Membership: Reside in Stirling-Rawdon, no fee. If you live outside of the above locations, there is a $20 annual non-resident fee.
Address: 20 Davidson St., Madoc, Ontario, Canada
Hours: Tues: 3:30-7:30 pm, Wed.: 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs: 3:30pm - 7:30 pm, Fri.: 10 am - 5 pm. - 5 pm,
Sat.: 10 am - 1 pm.
Services: Inter-Library Loan, Computers, for people who cannot access the library for medical reasons, books can be delivered to your home though the help of Volunteer drivers. Newspaper Microfiche, Cemetery records, History books, Census records, Family history
Free membership available to anyone living in Centre Hastings. A non-residents $15.00 each or $30.00 per family.
Those with library card from Marmora Public Library and Tweed Public Library can borrow material from Madoc without fee.
255 Metcalf Street, P.O. Box 628, Tweed, Ontario K0K 3J0
Hours:Tuesday ~ 10:00am-5:30pm, Wednesday ~ 10:00am-5:30pm, Friday ~ 10:00am-12:30pm & 1:00pm-5:00pm, Saturday ~ 10:00am-12:30pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm
Services: Internet Service, Computers, Photocopying, Interlibrary Loans
Membership: Residents in Municipality of Tweed have free membership. Non-residents membership is $15/year. Summer residents may apply for a membership at a rate of $20 as a refundable deposit.
Borrowing privileges with Madoc and Marmora Public Libraries without a fee.
115 Durham Street North
Box 310, Suite 3A
Madoc, Ontario K0K 2K0
Phone (613) 473-9009
Fax (613) 473-9010
HOURS: Monday to Thursday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Friday 8:30 to 3:00pm
Mission Statement: "Community Care for Central Hastings is a non-profit volunteer based agency for seniors and adults with physical disabilities. We strive to provide programs and services that assist our clients to reside in their own homes and improve the quality of life by assisting them in better utilizing community resources."
Eligibility: People aged 60+ with issues related to aging process; a previous illness or injury, any sustained or periodic impairment, or with a physical disability. People less than 60 years of age who have a permanent physical disability and require physical assistance with activities of daily living may be eligible. Eligibility for services is based upon need. Must be resident of Centre Hastings. Referrals accepted but not needed from other programs or agencies.
Services provided are intended to help the people maintain their independence in the community.
Services:Meals on Wheels, Socials and Diners Club, Health and Wellness programs to help promote health. Transportation, volunteer drivers for long distance and local trips (i.e. medical appointments, shopping, social outings). Crisis Intervention Programs, Reassurance Programs, Computer Training, (Computers and internet available at the office for training).
P.O. Box 847
Tweed, ON K0K 3J0
Group dedicated to live theatre. Drama group, plays, acting, sketch, music. Anyone can join. Positions other than drama include: makeup, costume, props, and set construction.
Assistive Devices Program (ADP)
5700 Yonge Street, 7th Floor
North York, ON M2M 4K5
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-5pm
Offering help to people who have long-term physical disabilities with such things as equipment etc. May pay up to 75% of the cost of assistive items such as, orthopaedic braces, wheelchairs, hearing aids, breathing aids etc.
Services: Categories of equipment costs that may be covered by ADP are Communication Devices, Diabetes Supplies, Enteral Feeding Supplies, Hearing Devices, Orthotic Devices, Ostomy Supplies, Prosthetic Devices, Visual Devices, Pressure Modification Devices, Respiratory Devices, Wheelchair, Positioning, and Ambulation Aids.
236 King St. Peterborough, ON K7J 7LB
705 745 6918 ext. 26
Fax: 705 745 firstname.lastname@example.org
Early intervention for children aged 0 – 7 years and their families who are visually impaired.
Programs/Services: Offers information/resources as well as parent support and advocacy.
Belleville General Hospital
245 Dundas Street East, Belleville, ON K8N 5K5
969-5511/969-7400 ext 2691
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
After hours appointments available based on need
Clinic serves children with behavioural, emotional, social, developmental, or family issues. Also provided are specialized services to children with childhood autism, attention deficit disorder, oppositional/defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and dual diagnosis.
Programs/Services: Psychosocial assessments, Social Skills Program, Individual, Family, and Play Therapy, Transdisciplinary Play Based Assessments, Separation & Divorce Groups for Parents & Children Parent & Sibling. Consultations and education provided.
304-863 Princess Street
Kingston, ON K7L 5N4
Toll Free: 1-888-667-0043
Mission Statement: "Easter Seals Ontario is dedicated to helping children, youth and young adults with physical disabilities achieve their full individual potential and future independence. Easter Seals funds disability solutions through financial assistance, summer camp, the Recreational Choices Funding Program, research, advocacy, and public and consumer education."
Programs:Camp and Recreational Choices Program, Direct Financial Assistance, Feature Scholarships, Incontinence Supplies Grant Program
Eligibility: All children must first be registered with Easter Seals to access Easter Seals service and support programs. Must be a legal resident of Ontario, hold a valid Ontario health card and be under the age of 19 years and have a physical disability that impairs/impacts on their mobility (e.g. Cerebral Palsy)
An Application must be completed by an Ontario Doctor.
T2201http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/t2201/README.html (printable form)
People who have physical or mental disabilities that are severe can use this form to apply for the disability amount on their income tax returns. This credit is retroactive.
Mission Statement: "Through the use of information technology, to provide integrated access to information, programs and services for persons with disabilities, their families, their caregivers, service providers and all Canadians."
Mission Statement: "Persons with Disabilities Online is committed to equitable access to information, regardless of the technologies used. We are continually striving to make our site accessible to the broadest range of disabilities and assistive devices as possible."
Online Services: Plan trips using thePersons with Disabilities Accessible Travel Tool, Navigate and educate when you’re not sure what benefits there are for you and your loved one. Get Answers to your questions as well as a list of benefits for which one may be eligible for. Links from this website to applications for: Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits, Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits.
34 Berczy Street, Suite 150
Aurora, Ontario L4G 1W9
Mission Statement: "Kerry’s Place Autism Services is committed to enhancing the quality of life of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, through innovative personalized supports, expertise, collaboration and advocacy."
Services offered in Hastings, Prince Edward, Lennox & Addington, and Frontenac Counties for Residential Program, Community Outreach, and Respite.
11 Beechgrove Lane
Kingston, Ontario K7M 9A6
Tel.: (613) 545-0539
Fax: (613) 536-7272
Toll Free: 1-800-646-3209
TTY: (613) 536-7304
Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities program helps offset extra costs families incur caring for a child who has a severe disability. May help pay for travel to doctors and hospitals, special shoes and clothes, parental relief, wheelchair repairs, assistive devices, hearing aids, hearing aid batteries, prescription drugs, dental care and eyeglasses. Pays $25 - $430 per month
Eligibility: Resident of Hastings, Kingston/Frontenac, Lanark, Leeds & Grenville, Lennox & Addington, Prince Edward Counties. Parent or legal guardian caring for a child with a severe disability, you may be able to receive some financial help. Child must be under 18 years old and live at home, with a severe disability. Based on income and severity of disability. Contact Office for application.
Vision: "Acceptance and opportunities for all individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders"
Mission Statement: "To ensure that each individual with ASD is provided the means to achieve quality of life as a respected member of society"
Autism Ontario focuses in advocacy and support, research, best practices, government regulations and public awareness. It is one of the largest collective voices representing the Autism Community. Members are connected through a volunteer network of Chapters throughout the Province of Ontario. Autism Ontario supports 30 chapters in Ontario and is run by committed volunteers and parents. Membership is $50/year.
Mission Statement: "Counselling Services of Belleville and District is a non-profit community based resource agency responding to the need for assessment, counselling, advocacy and support. We strive to enhance the effectiveness and well-being of persons of all ages, families and the community."
Programs: Family Resource and Support, Autism Intervention Program, Behavioural Consulting Services, Infant Development Program, Supervised Access Services, Home Personnel Resource Program, Individual, Marital and Family Counselling as well as Adult Protective Services, and Family Court Clinic.
Eligibility: Reside in Hastings County. Some programs are self refer.
245 Dundas Street East
Belleville, Ontario K8N 5A9
Phone: 613-969-7400 Ext. 2247
Mission Statement: "To provide a range of rehabilitation services and programs to children and youth with multiple disabilities, residing in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. Each child is viewed as part of a larger network, with home, school, hospital and community partnering to establish goals and produce change. Our centre will serve as a primary resource for information and advocacy in our community."
Values: "We are committed to a family-centered model of care which involves parents and caregivers, as well as the child in all aspects of decision making."
"We believe in a flexible, multidisciplinary approach to intervention which meets the changing physical, cognitive, and emotional needs of children as they grow from infancy to young adulthood."
"We endeavour to provide timely intervention which is accessible to all our clients."
"We value successful, cooperative partnerships in our community and will continue to promote these linkages."
"We will endeavour to attract and maintain a high quality health care team by providing opportunities for education and research."
Services: Offers a range of rehabilitation services to children and youth with multiple disabilities, residing in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. Such as, Occupational Therapy,Physiotherapy, Psychometric, Social Work, Speech and Language, Medical Services (Orthopaedic etc.). SOME SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE IN AT SATILLITE OFFICE IN MADOC.
Eligibility: Must be referred by Doctor. Must require either physiotherapy or occupational therapy in order to access speech and language, social work, and psychometric services.
Preschool children with only speech and language concerns may be referred to the Preschool Speech and Language Program by calling 613-969-7400 ext 2249.
Circle Square Ranch
1361 Price Road R.R#3
Circle Square Ranch is a part of ChristianCrossroads Family of Ministries. Arden is one of nine Circle Square Ranches located across Canada. Arden Circle Square Ranch provides a high impact on life.
Programs: Summer camp, horseback riding, swimming, rock climbing, archery, canoeing, tubing, kayaking, trampoline, Skate Park, high ropes course. Also offered are seasonal activities for school, family, and community groups.
Eligibility: Summer Camps vary by week and are designed for children 6-18 years old.
Fees: $445/week (Before April 30th), $485 (after April 30th), Discounts available as well as subsidy.
Tel: 613 962-2541
Fax: 613 962-6357
Provides residential/vocational support for developmentally challenged persons with acquired brain injuries.
Services: May include 24 hour staffing or staff assistance as well as supported employment; counselling; respite care. Psychiatric clinic on site.
Eligibility: Must be referred. There is a wait list for services.
108 Russell St., Unit 304
Madoc, ON K0K 2K0
Tel: 613 473-5255
Fax: 613 473-2374
Youthhab provides specialized housing services to young adults aged 16 – 24 who require subsidized housing with support services.
Hastings and Prince Edward Corporation
135 Victoria Ave., Belleville ON
Tel: 613 968-2619 or (888) 278-1671
Fax: 613 968-4993
Services: Provides housing, case-management services and supportive housing to individuals who have a severe and persistent mental illness.
Eligibility: Must have a have a severe and persistent mental illness. Must apply. Can do so by phone or walk in. Wait list for services.
114 Hungerford Road
Hours: Monday – Thursday mornings
Offers ˝ day program for children 2-5 years old while providing opportunities for independence. Able to access and test learning levels as well as offer resources with special behaviour concerns and learning needs.
Bay View Mall, 470 Dundas St. East.
Belleville ON K8N 1G1
Tel: 613-966-3530 or 800-668-0901
Tel: (crisis line) 613 967-8212
Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Services: Coordinates community nursing, homemaking; personal support, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetic counselling, speech language pathology, social work, mental health. Also coordinates admission to long-term care facilities for residents of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.
Eligibility: Resident of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.
109 Elgin St.
Provides nursery and care for children 6 weeks – 12 years of age.
Hours: Open Middle of June to end of August
Mandate: "Promote participation in such sports, recreational, and cultural activities that enrich the Community"
Programs: Public Community Swimming Pool, Full Red Cross Instructional Swim Programs., Aqua-fit.
Cost: Fees vary.
11379 Highway #62
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Friday
Services: Skate/bike park and play park equipment, canteen. Water Park (to open summer 2009). The park is supervised from May to Thanksgiving weekend. Offer equipment rentals such as BMX bikes, K2 Rollerblades, and skateboards at $5 per hour. Daily can be arranged.
The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada
350 - 1101 Kingston Rd, Pickering, ON, L1V 1B5
Tel: 905-839-8882 Fax: 905-839-3745
Offers financial assistance to make one’s wish come true. Must be considered to have a high risk illness/disability.
Eligibility: Children 3 years to 18 years. Must be legal residents of Canada and have an illness, which is considered as a high-risk/life threatening.
Family Space Quinte Inc.
301 MacDonald Ave
Belleville ON K8N 3Z3
Tel: 613 966-9427
Fax: 613 966-8819
Equivalent to Ontario Early Years Centre. Offers various free support, play groups and drop-in services.
179 North Park St
Belleville ON K8P 4P1
Tel: 613 966-5500
Fax: 613 966-9418
108 Russell St. North
Tel: 613 473-4247
Mission Statement: "To enable the people in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties to achieve and maintain optimal health through health protection and promotion as well as disease and injury prevention."
"respiteservices.com consists of agencies funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. We are collaborating to develop a more dynamic respite network for both children and adults in the counties of Hastings, Prince Edward and Lennox and Addington."
Online roster of caregivers who are looking to provide respite care and families looking for respite providers.
158 George St., Belleville ON K8N 3H2
Tel: 613 966-8686
Toll Free: (877) 966-8686
TTY: 613 966-8714
Fax: 613 966-6251
Madoc Office: 108 Russell St. Madoc, ON, K0K 2K0
Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm
A non-profit community legal clinic that provides free legal information, advice, assistance and representation to people living on a low income in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, Provides help with tenant rights and obligations; Welfare and Ontario Works; Ontario Disability Support Plan; government pensions; Workplace Safety and Insurance; Employment Insurance; criminal injuries compensation; human rights; employment and refugee rights.
199 Dundas St. East
Belleville ON K8N 1E2
Hours: 8:30am - 4:45pm
ODSP is a provincial government program which provides income and employment supports to eligible persons with disabilities. Persons must qualify financially and be considered disabled under the Ontario Disability Program Act. Employment support is available to disabled persons who desire to pursue their employment goals.
Tel: 613 969-0192
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30am to 12:00pm & 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Community Employment Counselling Program provides information and assistance.
Programs: Career Decision Making, Skills Enhancement, Job Search, Self Employment, Second Career Strategy.
Eligibility: any individual seeking employment information.
Fee: Services are offered free of charge
54 Dundas St. East, Belleville ON K8N 1B8
Tel: 613 966-0205
Fax: 613 966-6318www.jconnect.on.ca
Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Provincially funded employment program delivered by Loyalist College in the counties of Hastings, Prince Edward and Lennox and Addington. Offers client screening and assessment prior to job referral, assistance with resume writing and job search and interview skills as well as access to job bank.
Eligibility: under 25 years of age, out of school and out of work. Community-based resource centre is open to the all ages.
56 Russell St. North, Madoc ON KOK 2K0
Tel: 613 473-5258
Offers financial assistance and assistance with cost of special medical needs for low income people. Appointments required. Website contains information on: Local Job Listings, Job Tips, General Ontario Works Information, Community Placements, and Frequently Asked Questions
Eligibility: An application needs assessment. Resident of Centre Hastings. Call 1-866-414-0300 to apply.
245 Dundas St. E. Belleville
Provides a variety of services for severely mentally ill individuals from 16 to 65. These services include assistance with housing, skills training, advocacy, etc.
Provides attendant care to individuals 16 + who live with a permanent physical disability and require assistance with personal care. Services are provided in either their own homes or in the supportive housing sites located in Belleville and Picton.
173 McGee Road
Provides horseback riding instruction classes for people with disabilities.
A global non-Profit organization that builds houses for working People with low incomes. Homeowners are chosen by a committee and must perform 500 "sweat equity" hours, which is the down payment for the home.
135 Victoria Ave., Belleville ON
Tel: 613 968-2619 (888) 278-1671
Fax: 613 email@example.com
The QRCH provides housing, case-management services and supportive housing to individuals who have a severe and persistent mental illness. Apply by phone or walk in, no appointment necessary. There is a waiting list for all services.
Hastings Housing Program Branch (Bancroft, Belleville & District, Deseronto, Frankford, Madoc, Marmora, Stirling, Trenton and Tweed)
Tel: 613 968-3465www.hastingscounty.com
Eligibility: Families, Singles, and seniors
210A Front St., Belleville ON, K8N 2Z2
The Community Mental Health Program provides intake, assessment and counselling services to young adults who are experiencing social, emotional, or family problems.
Services are offered in Belleville, Trenton, and Madoc and include: individual and family counselling, eating disorder treatment, anger management, life skills and social skills, information and consultation services.
Edith Cavell Building Fl 2, 245 Dundas St. E
Belleville ON K8N 5K5
Tel: 613 962-7227
Fax: 613 969-8448
Hours: 24 hour crisis line
Crisis Intervention Services provide crisis intervention, assessment, referral and short term crisis support. Services can be accessed toll-free, 24hrs through our crisis line. Walk in and emergency room response can be provided during business hours. Available on certain days in Madoc. Emergency outreach is also available for anyone in area unable to access the office.
Eligibility: Any adult, 16 years or older suffering from a mental health crisis resulting from psychiatric, emotional, psychosocial or situational issues.
12 Moira St, E. Belleville
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
A non-profit charitable organization, CSBD is a community based resource agency responding to the need for assessment, counselling, advocacy and support.
"We strive to enhance the effectiveness and well-being of persons of all ages, families and the community. CSBD strives to work collaboratively with collateral agencies and the community as a whole to ensure the most effective and beneficial support is provided/"
Programs: Family Resource and Support, Adult Protective Services, Behavioural Consulting Services, Infant Development, the Home Personnel and Resource Program, Family Court Clinic, Supervised Access Services and Individual, Marital and Family Counselling Program.
Service Fees: Fees for Individual, Family and Marital counselling only.
181B Pinnacle St
Young moms group: Provides morning out for moms and their children to such things as speakers, crafts, outings. Childcare is provided.
Grandmother's heart: Provides post natal service for new moms. Volunteer goes into new mom’s home for an hour a day for 2 weeks to help with meals, childcare, housework and to answer questions.
Drama team: Available to schools and youth programs. One hour presentation of drama/skits which depict abstinence.
Post Abortion Counselling: Offers help with emotional pain of abortion.
Support Group Meetings: Moms support group every other Tuesday morning 9:30 - 11:30
Additional Services: Free baby and maternity clothes, free pregnancy tests, referrals and support.
28 Isabel St. Belleville, Community Resource Centre,
South entrance, Belleville, Ontario
Tel: 613 967-6300
TTD: 613 967-5902
Crisis: 613 967-6000, Crisis Line 1-800-909-7007
Fax: 613 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
SACQD provides immediate support, information and options for victims of sexual assault through the 24-hour crisis line. There are services and resources available for: female survivors; male survivors; parent’s prevention; and support groups for mom's or dad's (or parents together) of children that have been sexually assaulted. An appointment is necessary to receive services. There is a waiting list of 2 weeks to 3 months for services.
161 Bridge St. W
Belleville, K8N 5V1
Tel: 613 966-3100
Madoc Office: Tel: 613 473-1685
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Children's Mental Health Services provides a range of counselling/assessment services for children and their families who are residents of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.
Wait list for services. Can self refer.
613-966-6170 ext. 2365 or 1-800-267-0575
Designed to provide services to isolated persons with mental or physical disabilities.
Eligibility: Cannot be in receipt of home support services
Referral will be accepted from: Service Agencies, Individuals/families requesting support
119 Station St. Belleville
Tel: 613 961-1884www.abigailscentre.ca
Offering the children who attend Abigail's Centre better future life-chance prospects. Offers personal support resources, help to enhanced self-esteem and personal empowerment.
41 Octavia St, Belleville
A Non-Profit Co-Operative. Provide a program for parents, caregivers and their children; help stimulate healthy growth and development. Various support programs and play groups.
YMCA of Belleville and Quinte
433 Victoria Avenue
Belleville, ON K8N 2G1
Hours: Monday – Friday 6am – 10pm. Saturday 7:30am – 5:30pm, Sunday 9am – 5:30pm
Offers various programs including day camp and childcare, swimming, exercise etc.
Mission Statement: "Our YMCA is a charity, open to all, dedicated to service to others and to providing opportunities for growth in spirit, mind and body."
Fees: $28 - $72 per month. Financial assistance available.
Assists working families in Central Hastings with new children’s outer ware.
41 Octavia St.
613-966-8032 ext. 2377
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10am – 4pm
Provides computers to school aged children for free. Wait list of 8 – 10 weeks.
2061 Old Hwy 2
613-968-3434 Ext 105
Open in June, July, August
Protects and promotes O’Hara Mill Pioneer Village with 8 buildings that can be visited plus 83 acres of conservation and park.
350 Dundas St. W.
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm
Licensed ˝ day inclusive preschool program for children 2 ˝ - 5 years. Morning and afternoon classes. Free to deaf or hard of hearing children referred from Sir James Whitney School. Uses ASL in all classes.
100 Stuart St.
Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 4:30pm
Offers support meetings and client services.
Fees: $10 membership
Ontario, Western & Atlantic Canada
1 President's Choice Circle
Brampton, ON L6Y 5S5
P/C Charity is dedicated to helping children with physical or developmental disabilities.
Mission Statement: "Our aim is to remove some of the obstacles that make everyday living extremely difficult and make it a little easier for the child or family to cope with the disability. We provide direct financial assistance in the purchase of expensive mobility equipment, environmental modifications, and physical therapy and more."
Eligibility: child with a physical or developmental disability under 18 years, in need of assistive equipment or an environmental modification or therapy. For form: http://www.presidentschoice.ca/DocDownloads/EN/PC_Childrens_Charity_form.pdf
12911 Madoc, ON
Catalogue custom order business of sensory weighted items such as pillows, blankets, as well as textured items for use with those with sensory differences (Sensory Processing Disorder).
10800 Concession 5
Uxbridge, ON L9P 1R1
Fax: (905) 852-0124
Mission Statement: "To improve the quality of life for seriously ill children and their families… "when love is not enough."
Provides emergency financial relief, Respite for a pre-determined period of time, Developmental therapies (excluding Hyperbaric Oxygen, ABA, IBI or RDI therapy), Educational programs, materials, instruction, Specially adapted computer equipment and software, Medical treatments not covered by government health plans or insurance, Recreation that promotes a child's involvement in the community.
Eligibility: Children who are seriously ill or have a permanent disability. Must be less than 21 years of age and reside in Ontario. Family income impacts on assistance decisions. To apply, call (905) 852-1799 and ask for a Request for Assistance form. Form may be completed by parent, physician, therapist, social worker, teacher or community liaison.
PO Box 815, Belleville, ON K8N 5B5, Physical address: 249 William Street, Sears Unity
Telephone: (613) 962-9531
Fax: (613) 962-4165
Offers financial help to families under stress need, youth at risk, vulnerable people in isolation and facing difficult daily challenges as well as women and children living in violent environments etc.
There is a list of 50 current Funded Agencies working with the United Way of Quinte. Please see their website for a detailed list.
Mission Statement: "I believe in my community. I believe that its success depends on the people who live in it. That everyone has something to contribute. That everyone deserves respect. That everyone's potential can be realized. That diversity is vital. That every person has value. That everyone needs help and everyone can offer help. That a safe, supportive community is everyone's responsibility. I believe in possibility."
The Hastings Housing Resource Centre provides assistance locating and securing immediate temporary and permanent housing.