Community Care

Below is a snapshot of what of our Community Care and Social Service Team works on within our community. If you are in need of immediate support please fill out our help form here

Packing Cans
Community Food Bank

We are building a food bank for our neighbours at 415 Willowdale Ave.

Click here for more information.

Below is a snapshot of what of our Community Care and Social Service Team works on within our community. If you are in need of immediate support please fill out our help form here

Packing Cans Community-Food-Bank
Community Food Bank

We started a food bank for our neighbours at 415 Willowdale Ave.

Click here for more information.

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Supporting Seniors

Supporting the needs of seniors by picking up groceries, running errands and offering companionship.

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COVID-19 Response

A group of neighbours ready to help those in need during the pandemic through a variety of supports.

Volunteers
415 Youth
Services

 

Summer Yourth Basketball and Art Camp, employment  skill building and job matching

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Single Moms Support

Supporting and advocating for Single Moms and their families to help navigate challenges they face

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Persons with Disabilities

We provide mobile food services and

referrals to legal services, medical assistance and community resources.

A letter from our Outreach Worker Colleen: 

I have lived in Willowdale since 2007, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with NeighbourLink starting in 2021. 

I listen to the heartbeat of under-resourced individuals and families in our neighbourhood who reach out to us. I work at growing partnerships with neighbourhood referral agencies (legal and employment), churches, school administrations and Toronto Community Housing to bring wrap-around care to individuals and families in crisis. I also seek to mobilize community members to support the wrap-around. For those who aren't familiar with the term, wrap-around care is a team based planning process that develops an individualized plan to care for someone.

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I appreciate offers from empathetic community members who join me for home visits, phone check-ins, accompany individuals to medical appointments, prepare meals, help plan a seniors tea or mobile food distribution! Neighbours have also helped me find a computer, a cell phone and sewing machine for our clients.

Most of the time the individuals and families we serve can't believe that we would listen to their story. Sometimes I can't believe that the simple act of listening to a person's story can have so much impact, and give them some hope for the future, and to know they are not alone.