This 14-page flyer provides information on how to GIVE HELP to those in need and GET HELP during this holiday season. Details about gift and toy programs, food drives and community holiday meals available throughout Windsor and Essex County can be found in this guide.
Eleven calls answered by 211 I & R Specialist. One family needs children’s winter coats. One person’s gas was being turned off. Two information calls. Two people wanting to donate goods. One person registering for an event. Two people not knowing where to turn. One person is prevented from going to the wrong service location. One follow-up call is scheduled.
Homelessness is big city problem -- or so the myth goes. The sad reality is that homelessness can and does take place anywhere, including St. Thomas and Elgin County, where about 100 youth are without permanent housing at any given time. In fact, during the winter of 2011-2012, nearly half of the people who stayed at the Inn out of the Cold in St. Thomas were youth.