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Community Connections

Emergency Housing

Emergency After Hours

Available 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m Monday to Friday and anytime on weekends and holidays.

Contact: 1-877-528-9514


Grace Inn Emergency Shelter (Currently Under Construction)

Grace Inn is a 21 bed emergency shelter for adults located at 315 Church Street in Belleville scheduled to open December 2, 2019.

Address: 315 Church Street Belleville
Email :info@graceinnshelter.com Website: https://graceinnshelter.com/


Canadian Mental Health Association/All Together Affordable Housing

Canadian Mental Health Association/All Together Affordable Housing provides transitional housing that can bridge the gap between homelessness and safe affordable housing.  A total of 20 beds in designated seniors, male and female houses.

Address: 250 Sidney Street building 59, Belleville
Contact: 613-969-8874
Email: info@hastings-cmha.org
Website: www.hastings-cmha.org


Three Oaks Shelter

Three Oaks shelter provides community-based emergency shelter and crisis support services for women and their children who have experienced abuse in order that they may live free of violence.

Call the Three Oaks 24 hour crisis line to access any of their services

Contact: 613-966-3074 / 1-800-267-0533
Website: www.threeoaks.ca


Red Cedars Shelter

Red Cedars Shelter provides a safe place for women and their children who are leaving abusive situations.

Contact: 613-967-2003
24 hour CRISIS LINE: 1-800-672-9515


Lennox and Addington Interval House

Lennox & Addington Interval House provides safe shelter, transitional housing and counselling supports for abused women and their children. Services are provided to those who have been physically, sexually, emotionally or financially abused or those who fear they will be assaulted. Trained and committed staff offer supportive counselling, crisis intervention and safety planning.

Contact: 24 Hour Crisis Line – 613-354-1010
Toll Free: 1-800-667-1010
Website: www.intervalhousenapanee.ca


Maggie’s Resource Centre

Maggie’s Resource Centre is a community-based agency dedicated to providing a broad continuum of services to rural women in North Hastings.

Contact: 613-332-3010
After Hours Crisis Answering Service: 613-332-3010
Website: www.maggiesresource.com


Local Housing Programs

Youthab

Youthab provides safe and affordable supportive housing to young people aged 16 – 24 who are looking for a home but are not ready to live on their own yet.

Address: 210A Front Street, Belleville Contact: 613-969-9765
Website: www.youthab.ca


Community and Human Services – Housing Services (Rent geared to income housing in Hastings County)

Hastings County, through the Hastings Local Housing Corporation (HLHC), provides safe, modest and affordable housing for low income households. In addition, Hastings County, as Service Manager for Social Housing, is responsible for encouraging the development of new housing including non-profit/cooperative housing and affordable rental housing.

The HLHC units are located in Bancroft, Belleville, Coe Hill, Deseronto, Madoc, Marmora, Stirling, Quinte West (Trenton and Frankford Wards) and Tweed.

The Housing Services office also administers the Social Housing Registry. This list provides one centralized waiting list for social housing in Hastings County.

Address: 228 Church Street, Belleville Contact: 613-966-1311
Toll Free: 1-800-267-2804
Website: www.hastingscounty.com

How to apply for social housing

Contact the Intake Access Centre at 613-771-9630 or 1-866-414-0300 during regular business hours Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm. Staff will help you complete an application over the phone.

Waiting list

The length of your wait depends on the number of bedrooms required, location preference and vacancy turnover rate. This means it is difficult to know where you are on the wait list, and predict how long you will have to wait.

Monthly Rent

Rent is approximately 30% of the total gross household income. Persons receiving a fixed income such as Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program pay rates that are set by the Province of Ontario.


Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward-Hastings

Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward – Hastings mobilizes volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promotes home ownership as a means of breaking the cycle of poverty.

Address: 365 Bell Boulevard, Belleville
Contact:
613-962-7526
Website: www.habitatpeh.org


Emergency Financial

Ontario Works

Housing and Homelessness Fund (HHF) 

This program is available to social assistance recipients and people living on a low income.  You will need to provide information about your income to determine if you are eligible.

Contact: 1-866-414-0300 or 613-771-9630

TO APPLY: If you are not on social assistance, call the number for HHF above.  If you are on Ontario Works, contact your caseworker at the phone numbers below:

Belleville: 1-800-267-0575
Bancroft: 1-866-569-1941
Madoc: 1-866-434-4024
Quinte West: 1-800-267-0575

If you are on Ontario Disability Support Program, contact your caseworker first at 1-800-267-4355 or  613-962-9562 and then call HHF.

ELIGIBLE ITEMS:

Rent Arrears – A letter from your landlord verifying rent arrears will be required.

Hydro or Heat Deposit

Hydro or Heat Arrears – If you are on social assistance contact your caseworker.

LEAP (Low-Income Energy Assistance Program) or Winter Warmth Program.  To apply for LEAP contact your utility provider at the contact information found on your bill. In North Hastings, contact United Way of Greater Simcoe Muskoka at 1-855-ITS-LEAP (1-855-487-5327).

To apply for Winter Warmth Program (gas only) contact 613-771-9630.

Health & Welfare – Hotel accommodations due to homelessness; emergencies considered on case-by-case basis.

Rent Deposit – Possible assistance with last month’s rent deposit for a new tenancy.


Community Trust

Community Trust provides financial assistance to low-income residents.  Items such as appliances, rent and emergency food may be covered.  Applicants can only apply once in a twelve-month period.

Belleville: 613-962-3070
Central Hastings: 613-473-5258
North Hastings: 613-339-1100
Quinte West: 613-392-1387 ext. 2202


The Ontario Energy Support Program (OESP)

If you are a customer of an electricity utility and in a lower-income home, you may qualify for a reduction on your electricity bill.  The OESP will reduce the cost of your household electricity by applying a monthly credit directly to your bill. The credit amount will depend on how many people live in your home and your combined household income.

Contact: 1-855-831-8151
TTY: 1-800-855-1155 (TTY to TTY)
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 9:00pm


Meal Programs and Food Banks

BANCROFT

St. John’s Anglican Church ($4.00 Lunch)

Address: 21 Flint Street, Bancroft
Contact: 613-332-3662
Hours: Tuesday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

North Hastings Community Cupboard Food Bank

Address: 2 Madawaska Street, Bancroft
Contact: 343-476-0177
Tuesday 10:00 am-11:30 am
Thursday 4:00 pm-7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am-11:30 am


BELLEVILLE

Eastminister United Church (free hot meal)

Address: 432 Bridge Street East, Belleville
Contact: 613-969-5212
Hours: Wednesday 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Salvation Army

Address: 295 Pinnacle Street, Belleville
Contact: 613-968-6834

Lunch Program (free soup, sandwiches, coffee, drinks and dessert)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11:30 am-12:45 pm

Emergency Food Bank
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Warm Room
Nightly from November 15th to March 15th
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Doors open every night of the week for anyone to come for a free hot meal and fellowship. TV, movies and games are also available.

Bridge Street United Church (free dinners)

Address: 60 Bridge Street East, Belleville
Contact: 613-962-9178

TGIF Frozen Meal.  Distribution every Friday 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Register on your first visit and bring your identification.

“Inn from the Cold”  Mid-January to end of February. Doors open at 4:00 pm with hot soup and coffee served at 4:30 pm and dinner served from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

“End of the Month” March to December – Last Tuesday and Thursday each month. Doors open/coffee served at 4:30 pm and hot meal is served from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

Peer Support South East Ontario ($1.00 hot lunch)

Address: 391 Front Street, Unit C, Belleville
Contact: 613-969-1772
Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am-3:00 pm; Saturday  9:00 am-2:00 pm

Christmas Sharing Program (Seasonal)

Contact: 613-969-1020

Gleaners Food Bank

Address: 25 Wallbridge Crescent, Belleville
Contact: 613-962-9043
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am-12:00 pm; Wednesday 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Michelangelo’s Café at Gleaners Food Bank (free coffee, snacks and sandwiches)

Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am-12:00 pm; Wednesday 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

St. Matthew’s Distribution Centre (Gleaners)

Address: 25 Holloway Street, Belleville
Hours: Tuesday 1:00 pm-2:00 pm; Free Lunch – Tuesday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Contact: 613-967-1511


QUINTE WEST

Salvation Army (free lunch)

Address: 244 Dundas Street East, Trenton
Contact: 613-392-9905
Hours: Mondays – Thursdays 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Salvation Army Food Bank

Address: 244 Dundas Street East, Trenton
Contact: 613-392-9905 Hours: Monday-Thursday (by appointment only) 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 110 (free breakfast program)

Address: 19 Quinte Street, Trenton
Contact: 613-392-0331
Hours: Every other Sunday 8:30 am-10:00 am (call first)  

New Beginnings Support Centre ($1.00 hot lunch)

Address: 76 Dundas Street West, Trenton
Contact: 613-394-3449
Hours: Monday-Friday 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Trenton United Church (lunch program)

Address: 85 Dundas Street East, Trenton
Contact: 613-392-6001
Hours: 1st and 3rd Friday of the month 11:30 am-12:30 pm (year round)

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (lunch program)

Address: 16 Marmora Street, Trenton
Contact: 613-392-1300
Hours: Last Friday of the month 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Care and Share Food Bank

Address: 30 Pelham Street Unit #2, Trenton
Contact: 613-394-5551
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 am-12:30 pm


TWEED

Tweed Food Bank-Salvation Army

Address: 224 Metcalf Street, Tweed
Contact: 613-478-3375
Hours: Monday 1:00 pm-3:00 pm; Wednesday 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Gateway Community Health Centre

Community Kitchens and Workshops (monthly)

Address: 41 McLellan Street, Tweed Contact: 613-478-1211 ext. 228 to sign up


MADOC

Helping Hands Food Bank

Address:151 St. Lawrence Street East, Madoc
Contact: 613-473-9035 or 613-473-5255
Hours: Monday 10:00 am-1:00 pm; Tuesday 6:00 pm-8:00 pm; Wednesday 10:00 am-2:00 pm; Thursday 1:00 pm-4:00 pm


MARMORA

Helping Hands Food Bank

Address:37 Forsythe Street, Marmora (Library)
Contact: 613-472-3594
Hours: Tuesday 1:00 pm-3:00 pm


MAYNOOTH

Maynooth and Area Food Bank

Address: 33064 Highway 62, Maynooth (Holy Trinity Anglican Church)
Contact: 613-338-2085
Hours: 2nd and 3rd Thursday each month 11:30 am-12:30 pm


STIRLING

Stirling and Area Christian Community Care-Community Cupboard

Address: 85 Station Street, Stirling
Contact: 613-395-3952
Hours: Most Thursdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (call first)


COE HILL

Tri-Township Food Basket

Address: 2254 Highway 620, Coe Hill (Royal Canadian Legion Branch)
Contact: 613-337-8660
Hours: Every Monday except holidays  12:30 pm-2:00 pm


DESERONTO

Helping Hands Food Bank – Lion’s Club

Address: 316 Edmon Street, Deseronto
Contact: 613-396-2440
Hours: 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month 10:00 am-12:00 pm


LAKE ST. PETER

The World of Life Outreach Food Bank

Address: 2016 Highway 127, Lake St. Peter
Contact: 613-338-2121
Hours: Tuesday 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Community Development Council of Quinte

Community Development Council of Quinte offers programs to help individuals and families stretch their food and baby supply budgets and are available in depots throughout Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.

Programs offered include:

  • Good Baby Box
  • Good Food Box
  • Community Gardens
  • Community Kitchens
  • Food for Thought

Address: 65 Station St, Belleville Contact: 613-968-2466  
Website:www.cdcquinte.com


Legal

Community and Advocacy Legal Centre (CALC)

A non profit legal clinic that provides free legal advice and advocacy services for low income individuals throughout Hastings County.  The clinic can help with tenant’s rights, worker’s compensation, social assistance and Canada Pension Plan issues, employment problems, consumer law, special education problems and criminal injuries compensation.

Address: 158 George Street, Belleville
Contact: 613-966-8686
Website: www.communitylegalcentre.ca


Landlord and Tenant Board

Contact: 1-888-332-3234 | 1-416-645-8080
Website: www.ltb.gov.on.ca

Legal Aid Ontario

For information about Legal Aid services, call the client service centre at 1-800-668-8258 for TTY, call 1-866-641-8867.  Press 0 and ask to speak to a client services representative.

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