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480 Charles St. E., Kitchener
Walk-in counselling available Thursdays
12 pm. - 6 pm
Carizon Family and Community Services
400 Queen St. S., Kitchener
9 Avondale Ave. S., Waterloo
Waterloo Wayside Centre
22 Bridgeport Rd W
Waterloo, N2L 2Y2
EMAIL for information
242 Queen Street South,
Wed: 1pm – 5pm
Youth ages 12 – 25
Salvation Army Family Services
300 Gage Avenue, Unit 1,
M–Th: 10am – 12pm/1pm – 4pm
F: 10am – 12pm
Daily Bread Hampers by appointment (5 hampers/year/family)
House of Friendship Food Hamper Program 807 Guelph Street,
(Calling ahead of time may save some time, but is not mandatory)
Call between 8:30am – 4pm
Open to public 9:30 – 4pm
Closed weekends and statutory holidays (Christmas, Easter, Canada Day etc.)
Limit of 6 hampers/family/year.
Halal foods and accommodation for special diets (gluten free etc) available depending on donations.
Operating out of most Catholic churches in
K-W provides emergency food supplies in geographic areas. You may be directed to another site if you do not live within a church’s boundary. For assistance, contact the Catholic church nearest to your residence or call 519-743-5576 to find your site
Housing & Renters
Housing Options for Older Adults Living in Waterloo Region booklet.
The booklet also includes:
Options to support independent living.
Independent affordable rental housing options.
Housing with support in Waterloo Region.
Rules for rental housing.
Financial Assistance Programs for older adults.
The Waterloo Region Energy Assistance Program (WREAP) helps households with low-incomes avoid the consequences of not being able to pay their utility bills, such as loss of heat or homelessness
Affordable Community Housing gives individuals and families with low- to moderate-income households the opportunity to rent a housing unit at a lower cost.
Provides housing for people with disabilities who are single adults or childless couples under the age of 60 and able to live independently
For information call: 519-744-6655
South Waterloo Housing Authority 519-575-4400
Community Information Centre of Waterloo Region
Maintains list of housing projects with accessible units and rent geared to income
Rent Fund and Housing Help
Lutherwood offers a wide range of housing services to support individuals, couples and families to find and keep housing. Programs have varying levels of support and eligibility requirements.
Know your rights!!!!
Landlord & Tenant Board - 416-645-8080
or outside of the 416 calling area, toll free at 1-888-332-3234.
Ontario Tenants - has some useful information.
Looking for housing? Check out these websites.
Independent Living Centre Of Waterloo Region
Housing and In-Home Attendant Services Supports
accommodation for those attending the University of Waterloo
TTY: 519 571 7590
Co-operative and Non-Profit Housing in Waterloo Region
Go HERE for a list
House Of Friendship - Appliance Repair
519-742-8327 x 0
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
City Of Waterloo Fire Department - for Fire Prevention (519) 884-0900, and other non-urgent inquiries by telephone (519) 884-2121
Waterloo Regional Police Service: for emergencies and crimes in progress call 911
Ontario Regional Poison InformationCentre 416-813-5900 or Toll Free1-800-268-9017 (TTY-only 416-597-0215)
Kids Helpline 1-800-668-6868
Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region, Crisis Line: 519-741-8633
Telecare Cambridge, Crisis Phone: 519-658-5455
Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region - Cambridge Haven House, Crisis Phone: 519-653-2422
Women's Crisis Services - Anselma House, crisis line: 519-742-5894
Grand River Transit, public transit, routes
and schedules 24 hours, 7 days a week
United Taxi - 519-888-9999
Waterloo Taxi - 519-888-7777
City Cab - 519-747-7777
Waterloo Region District School Board, for public Kindergarden to Grade 12 education
Waterloo Catholic District School Board, for Catholic elementary to high school education
University of Waterloo
Wilfred Laurier University
99 Regina Street South
Waterloo ON N2J 4V3
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Canada 411 Telephone Directory
Postal Code lookup, from Canada Post
Waterloo Map, from Mapquest
Waterloo Hospitals and Healthcare
Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000 for
health advice over the phone
Walk in and Community Health Clinics
The Waterloo Walk-In Clinic, University Shops Plaza II, 170 University Ave W, Unit 13, Waterloo, N2L 3E9, 519-725-1514
Grand River Hospital, 835 King St. West, Kitchener, (519) 742-3611
St. Mary's General Hospital, 911 Queen's Boulevard, Kitchener, (519) 744-3311
Doctor Search, a service provided by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Legal Aid - 450 Frederick St Unit 101, Kitchener, 519-743-0254
Local Agencies/Other Resources
Alzheimer Society of Waterloo-Wellington
Brain Injury Association of Ontario
Canadian Hearing Society - Waterloo
Canadian Mental Health Association
The Canadian National Institute for the Blind
The Canadian Red Cross Society
Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Canada
Eating Disorders Awareness Coalition
Family and Children's Services
Golden Triangle Dystonia Support GroupHabitat for Humanity (Canada)
Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region Inc
Hopespring Cancer Support Centre
Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
The Kidney Foundation of Canada
KidsAbility Centre for Child Development
The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation
Kitchener-Waterloo Friendship Group for Seniors
Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre
K-W Parents of Multiple Births Association
The Literacy Group of Waterloo Region
The Literacy Group of Waterloo Region
Mosaic Family Counselling Centre
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada - Waterloo Region Chapter
Parents of Technologically Dependent Children of Ontario
Traverse Independence - formerly Participation House Of Waterloo Region
Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada
Waterloo Regional Down Syndrome Society
Waterloo Regional Homes for Mental Health Inc
Waterloo Wellington Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association
Be WebAware - For Parents to keep your children safe when on the Internet
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