Many organizations in our community provide support to individuals and families. Below is a listing of these services and how to contact them. 

For a complete listing of community information and referral to services and programs, please visit the Halton Community Service Directory (HCSD). The HCSD lists non-profit and government organizations that provide services in Halton Region.  

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For information on crisis and distress services and support, please visit the Halton Community Service Directory (HCSD). 

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Child and family services

Child and family services help support the well-being of children and families by working to create equitable access to healthy food, support child development, and help families meet their full potential. In-library branch services for children and families are provided by:  

Food for Life
Community fridges, sponsored by Food for Life and funded through the Halton Region, are in both Acton and Georgetown branches of the library. These fridges provide a selection of fruits, vegetables and other perishables for residents and neighbours in need of food. Fridges are open and accessible during regular Library operating hours. Additional fridges are located throughout Georgetown, Acton, and Glen Williams. For a comprehensive list of fridge locations, please visit the Food for Life website.
Positive Space Network (PSN)
PSN builds community and creates safer spaces for 2SLGBTQ+ youth ages 6-24 in Halton Region by creating youth-focused programming, providing mental health support, and cultivating community partnerships. For more information, please visit the Positive Space Network website. 
 ROCK
Offers services to improve the lives and relationships of families with children who are having social, emotional, and behavioural concerns. For more information and to learn about services visit the Reach Out Centre for Kids website.

Employment and employment training programs

Employment programs and services help connect residents of Halton Hills with employment supports and training opportunities. In-library branch employment services are provided by:

Adult Learning Centre

The Adult Learning Center offers tutoring in reading, writing, and math up to grade 9 level, and basic Computer Skills for Work. Prepare for college by enrolling in the Sheridan College Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) program. GED® Test Prep program for high school equivalency, is also available. Classes are part-time and tuition is free. For more information or to book an appointment at the library call 905-873-2200. Visit the Adult Learning Centre website.

Halton Region Small Business Centre

Offers help with starting a small business and developing your existing business. Business consultants are available virtually. To book an appointment or to sign up for a program please call 905-825-6000 ext. 7900 or email smallbusiness@halton.ca. For more information, please visit the Halton Region Small Business Centre website

Stride
Supports the employment needs of individuals facing mental health and addiction issues. Programs and services include pre-employment, employment connections, youth employment and employment peer mentoring. To meet with a STRIDE Peer Mentor or Employment Specialist at the Library, please email STRIDE (info@stride.on.ca) or call 905-693-4252. For more information, please visit the STRIDE website
VPI Working Solutions
VPI provides employment programs and services, including virtual workshops and one-on-one support, to help job seekers find work. To meet with a VPI Resource Specialist at the Library, please call 905-873-9816. For more information, please visit the VPI website.

Food resources

Food services help ensure that all residents of Halton Hills have equitable access to healthy food. In-library branch food services are provided by:  

Acton Foodshare

The Acton Foodshare supports a community food shelf in the Acton Library. The food shelf provides a selection of non-perishable items and is accessible during regular library hours. For more information, please visit the Acton Foodshare website.

Food for Life
Community fridges sponsored by Food for Life and funded through the Halton Region, are in both Acton and Georgetown branches of the library. These fridges provide a selection of fruits, vegetables and other perishables for residents and neighbors in need of food. Fridges are open and accessible during regular library operating hours. Additional fridges are located throughout Georgetown, Acton, and Glen Williams. For a comprehensive list of fridge locations, please visit the Food for Life website.
Georgetown Breadbasket

The Georgetown Breadbasket supports a community food shelf in the Georgetown Library. The food shelf provides a selection of non-perishable items and is accessible during regular library hours. For more information, please visit the Georgetown Breadbasket website.

Housing and shelter services

Housing and shelter services support residents in finding safe and affordable housing in Halton Hills.  Supports include long-term and short-term or emergency access to shelter. In-library branch housing support services are provided by:

Halton Housing Help

Services help individuals find safe, affordable housing. To connect with a Housing Support Worker at the library call 311 and ask for Halton Housing Help. For more information, please visit Halton Housing help website. 

For more information on emergency shelter services, please visit the Halton Community Service Directory (HCSD). 

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Legal services

Legal services help support residents with equitable access to legal advice. In-library branch legal services are provided by: 

Halton Community Legal Services
Offers free legal help to low-income individuals living in Halton. To book an appointment with a legal professional at the Library call 905-875-2069. For more information, please visit the Halton Community Legal Services website.

Mental health and addiction services

Mental health and addiction service providers ensure equitable mental health and addictions supports for all residents, including children, youth, and adults. In-library branch and virtual mental health and addiction services are provided by:

ADAPT 

Is a non-profit, outpatient addiction agency in Halton offering free and confidential services for persons with alcohol, drug, gambling, or behavioural addictions. To meet with a peer support worker at the Library, please call 905-639-6537 ext. 0 or email ADAPT (adapt@haltonadapt.org).

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

CMHA provides support to people with mental health and/or addiction concerns. They offer crisis support, call-in counselling, case management, peer support, training and education about mental health, addictions, wellness, and workplace health. To inquire about specific CMHA services at the Library, please call 905-693-4270. For more information, please visit the Canadian Mental Health Association website.  

EFRY Female Attendance Centre Counselling

EFRY Female Attendance Centre Counselling Offers free, short-term counselling for female-identified Halton Hills youth aged 12-18 years. For more information, please contact tsampson@efrygt.ca.

ROCK 
Offers services to improve the lives and relationships of families with children who are having social, emotional, and behavioural concerns. For more information and to learn about services visit the Reach Out Centre for Kids website.

Older adult services

Older adult services help support the optimal health and wellness of older residents. In-library branch and virtual services for older adults are provided by:

Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk, Hamilton Halton

Programs and services offered include dementia education, counselling and support (individual and group support), and health & wellness activities for both individuals with a diagnosis and their care partners. For more information, please visit Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton website

Home Library Service
We can bring library materials to you in your home. For more information, please visit our Home Library Service page.
Library Connect Service
Halton Hills Public Library staff members are waiting to connect with you! Friendly and knowledgeable library staff members are here for 30-minute chats by phone or zoom. Visit our Library Connect page for registration details.  

Youth services

Youth services help support the physical and mental well-being of youth, support youth in finding employment opportunities. In-library branch and virtual services for youth are provided by:

EFRY Female Attendance Centre Counselling

EFRY Female Attendance Centre Counselling Offers free short term counselling for female-identified Halton Hills youth aged 12-18 years. For more information, please contact tsampson@efrygt.ca.

 

Positive Space Network (PSN)

Builds community and creates safer spaces for 2SLGBTQ+ youth ages 6-24 in Halton Region by creating youth-focused programming, providing mental health support, and cultivating community partnerships. To meet with PSN Support Worker at the Library, please call 289-208-0886 or email Positive Space Network (psncoordinator@rockonline.ca).

ROCK
Offers services to improve the lives and relationships of families with children who are having social, emotional, and behavioural concerns. For more information and to learn about services visit the Reach Out Centre for Kids website.
STRIDE
Supports the employment needs of individuals facing mental health and addiction issues. Programs and services include pre-employment, employment connections, youth employment and employment peer mentoring. To meet with a STRIDE Peer Mentor or Employment Specialist at the Library, email STRIDE (info@stride.on.ca) or call 905-693-4252. For more information, please visit the STRIDE website.
VPI Working Solutions
VPI provides employment programs and services, including virtual workshops and one-on-one support, to help job seekers find work. The Youth Job Connection (YJC) offers paid pre-employment workshops and paid job placements to help youth overcome barriers to employment. The goal of this program is to equip youth with the skills they need to secure long-term and meaningful careers. To meet with a VPI Resource Specialist at the Library, call 905-873-9816. For more information, please visit the VPI website.