LINKS2CARE SUPPORT SERVICES
Links2Care’s Community Support programs provide wrap-around, drop-in service to individuals and families in the Halton Hills community, helping people according to their needs.
Links2Care provides support to individuals and families who are experiencing difficulties, especially those who have no other place to go, or are unable to access services without assistance. We help fill out forms, make telephone calls, advocate for clients, and make referrals to appropriate community services.
Backpacks filled with school supplies are provided to school aged children from lower income families in our community. This program is coordinated by local high school students mentored by community members in order to fulfill their volunteer requirement for graduation.
Bins of fresh produce are available monthly for pick up at our Acton site at a reasonable cost.
Food for Life has grown into the largest food recovery program in Halton Region and brings fresh and nutritious food to our Acton office weekly for those in need.
Children 0-16 years of age of families in need are sponsored by individuals, community groups, businesses, and faith groups and provided with new pajamas, socks, underwear, and toiletries.
Income Tax Services are provided by trained Volunteers for people with low incomes.
Links2Care is an access point for the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program. Jumpstart provides financial support for families who cannot afford sport and recreational activities for their children. Please visit www.hhjs.ca.
Links2Care partners with the Halton Hills Hydro to offer the Low Income Energy Assistance Program to lower income families and individuals who are about to have their electrical service disconnected and have exhausted all other sources of financial aid.
Links2Care is a designated intake agency for the Ontario Energy Savings Program and offers assistance in the application process.
This program matches those who are in need of household items with those who are able to provide them. Also, various smaller donated items such as food, toiletries, clothing, toys, and household items are available on-site in Acton.
Three transitional housing units are available in Halton Hills for families who are homeless. Families are temporarily housed in our furnished units while they search for permanent housing. During their stay, the services of the Community Support Coordinator are available to provide support, assistance and help with finding permanent housing. This program is funded by Halton Region. In one year, the Transitional Housing program provides temporary accommodation for at least 6 adults and 12 children who would otherwise be homeless.
Links2Care partners with the United Way of Halton Hills and Union Gas to offer this program. Assistance is available to lower income families and individuals who are about to have their gas service disconnected and have exhausted all other sources of financial aid.