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 people experiencing difficulties who may 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. We provide a “wraparound” service so if a client contacts us about one need, we often discover we are able to assist with other issues along the way.
Food, household items, toiletries, and many other generous donations are available to those in need through our Needs Coordination Program. Food for Life has grown into the largest food recovery program in Halton Region and brings free, fresh and nutritious food to our Acton office weekly for those in need. In addition, Fresh Food Boxes of produce are available monthly for pick up at our Acton site at a reasonable cost.
Links2Care offers funding to lower income families and individuals who are at risk of have Halton Hills Hydro or Union Gas arrears, are at risk of having their service disconnected, and have exhausted all other sources of financial aid. As well, Links2Care is a designated intake agency for the Ontario Energy Savings Program OESP and offers assistance in the application process.
Halton Region’s Homelessness Prevention and Intervention Program funds Links2Care to help people find permanent or transitional housing and provide support services related to regaining housing or housing loss prevention.
Our annual Backpack Program provides children from lower income families with backpacks filled with school supplies. This program is coordinated in part by local high school students mentored by community members to gain life skills and fulfill their volunteer requirements for graduation.
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 returns for people with lower incomes are completed by Canada Revenue Agency trained volunteers.
Links2Care is an access point for the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program which provides financial support for families who cannot afford sport and recreational activities for their children. Please visit www.hhjs.ca.