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Linking Hands Dundas

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Contact Information
Office Phone 613-989-3830
Primary Contact Sandy Casselman, Coordinator
Primary Executive Cathy Ashby, Executive Director; Email:
Address & Map
2245 Simms St
Mountain, ON K0E 1S0
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Physical Access Fully Accessible - barrier-free entrance and wide hallways ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features
Description & Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (9 April 2020):
* stores, drop-in centres, and Dinner on the House closed until further notice
* food bank moving to a food hamper system in our food bank
* income tax clinic is on hold; however, people can drop-off their documents to be completed by volunteers. Call 613-989-3830 for more information.
* Green Food Box program cancelled until further notice. Existing orders will be processed next month if possible.
* visit their Facebook page or their website for up to date information on service interruptions from this agency

Poverty reduction initiative * public education * information on community services * calendar of events

* Lunch and Learn: monthly program * residents can attend an hour of education and/or entertainment followed by an hour for lunch and socializing * free transportation to and from the program available

* Green Food Box: monthly program offered twice per month, once in North Dundas and once in South Dundas, where residents can buy produce as a collaborative

* Good Neighbour Award: an annual award given to one adult and one youth in each of the two townships within Dundas County * nominations come from residents who want to acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and kindness of neighbours

* EXPO: annual March Break fun day at Maple Ridge Centre that includes a host of "exhibitors" consisting of agency representatives ready to discuss/explain the services and resources available to Dundas County residents

* Welcome Dundas: welcome bags consisting of information about agencies, organizations, municipalities, and businesses are available to newcomers to North and South Dundas

* Project Warmth Dundas County: Dundas County's low-income individuals and families receive free window insulation kits in the fall

* Heat for the Holidays: Dundas County food bank clients who heat with wood are eligible to receive a free month's supply of wood

* Information Forums: these change year to year, in 2017 there was a Basic Income Forum; in 2018 there will be a housing event called Home Sweet Home where there will be information related to housing issues from one end of the spectrum (hidden homelessness) to the other (buying or owning your own home)

Frequent changes in programs. See website or Facebook page for most up to date offerings.
Hours COVID-19: Food bank Mon-Fri 9 am-2 pm
Areas Served North Dundas ; South Dundas
Boundaries Dundas County
Eligibility Residents
Application Call, send an email, or visit the website for more information
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Twitter Twitter:
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2010
Funding Grants ; Fundraising
Print Material Newsletter * brochure * blog * model of communication * reports * resource guides
Date Updated 01 Apr 2019
Service Categories Community Calendars ; Community Meals ; Computer and Related Technology Classes ; Hunger/Poverty Action Groups ; Social Clubs/Events ~ Older Adults ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Poverty Issues ; Volunteer Opportunities

For Information on non-emergency social service programs contact 211 available to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Data provided by Volunteer & Information Quinte 613-969-8862.

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