Social Services Community Supports
No appointments are necessary. Support workers will be available at the following times in the following locations:
|Bowmanville Library||Every Thursday
10am to 3pm
NOTE: Social Services Community Supports will be available on Dec 7 and Dec 21. We will resume the regular schedule in January.
|Courtice Library||First Wednesday of every month
10am to 3pm, or by appointment
|Sep 6, Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6|
|Newcastle Library||First Monday of every month
1 to 3pm, or by appointment
|Sep 11, Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4 (excluding Labour Day)|
|Orono Library||First Friday of every month
10am to 12pm, or by appointment
|Sep 1, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1|
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 Public Library branches 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 Availability section below.
You can read the joint Clarington Library, Museums & Archives and Region of Durham press release here.
Ontario Works support workers will be onsite to help connect community residents to a variety of social services supports and resources, including:
- Food security;
- Financial stability and literacy;
- Crisis intervention;
- 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.