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Social Services Community Supports

No appointments are necessary. Support workers will be available at the following times in the following locations:

Location Times
Bowmanville Library Thursdays, biweekly
10am to 3pm
Courtice Library First Wednesday of every month
10am to 3pm, or by appointment
Newcastle Library First Monday of every month
1 to 3pm, or by appointment
Orono Library First Friday of every month
10am to 12pm, or by appointment

Visit the the Programs Calendar for a full list of dates.

About

Social Services Community Supports (formerly Outreach Community Hubs) are now available at all Library branches. The new service has been created in partnership with the Region of Durham, in association with the Healthy Communities initiative.

Clarington Library, Museums & Archives library locations will have an Ontario Works support worker onsite, during limited time periods, in order to connect community residents to a variety of social services supports and resources. Please see the available in the section above.

You can read the joint Clarington Library, Museums & Archives and Region of Durham press release here.

Services Offered

Ontario Works support workers will be onsite to help connect community residents to a variety of social services supports and resources, including:

  • Housing;
  • Food security;
  • Financial stability and literacy;
  • Counselling;
  • Crisis intervention;
  • Advocacy;
  • Service navigation;
  • Form application;
  • Case management;
  • Children’s Services referrals;
  • Trusteed Youth Program;
  • And more.

The support workers can communicate with community agencies on behalf of clients, assist with online government application forms, and help you navigate the social services system.

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