211 Central East Region

211 Central East stories, partnerships and statistics for the geographic areas they serve: Huron, Perth, Bruce, Grey, Simcoe, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Peterborough, Muskoka, Parry Sound and Haliburton.

August 11, 2015

Twenty three people have been affected by the overnight fires in Owen Sound, and six families are not insured. Those six families all suffered total losses of their homes and contents from Monday's devastating arson fires.

Francesca Dobbyn, Executive Director, United Way Bruce Grey, says the next step is to find new housing for the families who have lost their homes to the fire. If you can provide any type of housing assistance for these families, please contact YMCA Housing Support at 519-371-9230.

February 23, 2015
Image of senior at computer with volunteer helper

The 1985 lyrics by the Eurythmics said, “Sisters are doing it for themselves.” It’s 2012, and Ontario Seniors are ‘doing it for themselves’ by dialing 211. Being able to stay within their own homes and maintaining the same quality of life, sometimes after a hospital stay, is a major concern for seniors in the South Georgian Bay area.

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