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Community Programs & Information

Community Programs   

CONTACT Community Services offers a number of programs to support the needs of the Community:

Seniors' Check-in & Chat 

CONTACT offers a free Check-in & Chat program for adults 55+ in South Simcoe. Trained volunteers make regular calls to isolated seniors on a regular basis to see how they are doing and provide access to community information. Additionally, financial supports are available to assist with incremental expenses caused by Covid-19 and to combat social isolation. Financial supports are available for transportation, additional drug costs, access to communication tools (e.g. tablets, phone cards) access to online exercise programs, and more. Funding for this program is provided by the Ministry of Employment and Social Development. To find out more, or to access the program, residents of South Simcoe can call 705 435 4900 ext. 215.

Free Income Tax Clinics

CONTACT will not be offering the Community Volunteer Income Tax program (CVITP) in 2021. South Simcoe residents can access free income tax clinics at the following locations:

Cookstown Library  

20 Church St, Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0

Phone: (705) 431-7410

 

Terry Dowdall ( MP) Alliston Constituency Office

452 Victoria Street East
Alliston, Ontario L9R 1J8

Phone Number: 705-435-1809

 

Needle Exchange Program

In partnership with the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit, CONTACT provides free needle exchange supplies at its office at 39 Victoria Street, Alliston. No identifying information is requested. 

Services provided:

  • Injection kits including, new needles, spoons (cookers), alcohol swabs, sterile water, tourniquets, and when requested vitamin C
  • Safe smoking kits including, glass stems or bowl pipes, screens, and mouth pieces
  • Sharps containers for the safe disposal of used needles, stems, pipes and other substance use equipment
  • Information about safer substance use and about community supports
     

2-1-1 and 211ontario.ca

211 connects people to the right information and services within their community. You can phone 211 or visit their website to get information on a wide range of topics including community programs, health care, housing income support, mental health, disabilities, newcomers, LGBTQ+, abuse, food, government resources, and more.  Both email and live chat are available through the website.  

 

 

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