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Links2Care History

Our history of serving the community goes back over 5 decades!

Halton Helping Hands (HHH) Seniors Services: Home Help, Handyman, Referral, Snow Clearing; Student Services

Acton Community Service Unit (ACSU) Health & Social Services Information, Student Employment, Volunteering, Parenting, Community Support

Acton Community Services Centre (ACSC) replaces ACSU and adds Meals on Wheels

Acton Social Services and Information Centre (ASSIC) replaces ACSC and merges with North Halton Youth Services and Acton Parent/Child Resource

Halton Hills Community Support and Information (HHCSI) is the union of ASSIC, Open Door Youth Centre, and Georgetown Meals on Wheels and Parent/Child Centre (Ontario Early Years)

Links2Care is formed through the amalgamation of HHCSI and HHH

The two organizations have come together to offer multiple services and easier access for seniors and people with disabilities in Halton – including Home Help, Friendly Visiting, Home Maintenance, and Client Intervention & Assistance.

In Oakville and Burlington, grocery shopping is available and a Respite Program is in development. Halton Hills offers Meals, Supportive Housing and Reassurance programs in addition to early learning and development for parents and children at Ontario Early Years Centres, Youth Centres, Community Support, and Information & Referrals.

Joan Barham, HHCSI Executive Director, says the main reason for the merger was to offer Halton Hills seniors better and easier access to services while bringing HHCSI programs into South Halton.

Links2Care will build on the more than 30 years of service offered by these agencies as the organization moves forward in supporting people of all ages in the development of a caring and responsive community.

Excerpt from Independent and Free Press (IFP) Georgetown September 2006 article

New Site: Mississauga: Home Help and Home Maintenance & Repair; New Program: School-Age Care

CARF Accreditation (with successful re-accreditation every 3 years)

New Program: Caregiver ReCharge (thru Nucleus Independent Living)

New Site: Bristol Circle: amalgamation of Mississauga and Oakville sites

New Site: Care Connections of Halton Hills: partner agencies join us in new storefront location in Georgetown

New Service Area: South Etobicoke: Links2Care takes over service area from Storefront Humber; New Programs: Connection in Action (thru Community Safety and Well-Being Halton); Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (thru Halton Region)

Connections of Halton Hills expansion; Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY): walkathon fundraiser event in Oakville; New Programs in response to COVID crisis: Shop & Drop, Phone Assurance, Supper on Wheels, Dinner at Your Door, Community Pantry

CNOY Oakville; New Site: Acton Community Hub in MSB public school

CNOY Halton Hills; New Programs: Enhanced Home Help, Covid@Home, Financial Empowerment & Problem Solving

CNOY Halton Hills; New Program: Community Wellness Hub Oakville – thru CCH-OHT

CNOY Halton Hills; New Strategic Plan; New Program: Community Wellness Hub Georgetown – thru CCH-OHT

Contact us to learn more

905-844-0252 or 1-800-844-0252 or [email protected]

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