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DURHAM REGION SERVICES

Sexual Assault Care Centre - 24 hour EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES for sexual assault or domestic violence Lakeridge Health Oshawa (905) 579-8711 contact Emergency Department.


Administration & Counselling Office - (905) 668-3050 Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Lakeridge Health Oshawa, 1 Hospital Court, Oshawa, ON




DURHAM REGION MOBILE CRISIS SERVICE - Mental Health Crisis Services - 24 Hour Line (905) 665-6932 Oshawa & Whitby.
TOLL FREE 1-800-742-1890. Providing community based crisis services and follow up, in Durham Region.


LOCAL SHELTERS:


The Denise House (Oshawa): 1-800-263-3725, (905) 728-7311
Bethesda House (Bowmanville): 1-800-338-3397, (905) 623-6050
YWCA emergency housing: (905) 576-8880 or (905) 427-4924
ARK Youth Shelter (16-21 yrs.): (905) 571-5161


FOOD BANKS:


Salvation Army - Bowmanville: 623-2185
Oshawa: 723-7422
Whitby: 430-3454
Ajax: 427-7123
Port Perry: 985-3087
Uxbridge: 852-6262


St. Paul's on the Hill: 837-1323
or call the Youth Centre: 428-1212
St. Bernadettes: 683-1533


St. Vincent's Kitchen: 433-4006
Simcoe Hall Settlement House: 728-7525
St. Andrews-Chalmers: 852-6262




WELFARE/FINANCIAL:


Durham Region Social Services:
Oshawa: 721-0622
Ajax/Pickering/Whitby: 428-7400
South Oshawa: 436-6747
Uxbridge: 852-4566 or 1-800-361-3268


LEGAL AID: 576-2124


LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE: 1-800-268-8326


DURHAM COMMUNITY LEGAL CLINIC: 728-7321 or 1-888-297-2202


HOUSING/SHELTER:


The Ark: 571-5161
The Denise House (for abused women): 728-7311 or 1-800-263-3725
Durham Housing Authority: 434-5011
Housing Access Centre: 686-4109
Housing Help durham: 686-2661


John Howard Society:
Oshawa: 579-8482
Bowmanville: 623-6814


Men's Hostel (ages 16 & up): 433-0254


Y.W.C.A.: 576-8880


AIDS HOTLINE: 1-800-668-2437
AIDS COMMITTEE DURHAM (PRIVATE COUNSELLING, SUPPORT, REFFERALS): 665-0051




COUNSELLING - Someone to talk to:
Catholic Family Services (not just for Catholics):
Oshawa: 725-3513
Ajax: 686-4350
Port Perry: 985-4221


Children's Aid Society (ages 0-16 yrs.):
1-800-461-8140 or 433-1551




LESBIAN GAY BI YOUTH LINE:
Peer support line 4:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Sunday to Friday:
1-800-268-9688


BREAK FREE FROM ABUSE, POVERTY, & VIOLENCE

I.D.E.A.'S for Women is
"Innovative Decisions for Employment Action."
A free employment preparation program, assisting you toward a path of personal independence.
I.D.E.A.'S for Women is designed specifically for women in the Durham Region who:
-have experienced abuse/violence
-want to achieve financial independence through employment
-need support to find, get & keep employment
-require confidential, individualized employment counselling services.

Day Care & Transportation Subsidies may be available.

For further information and details on our programs please call:
(905) 434-6789. Toll free: 1-866-404-9063

Fax or e-mail us at:
FAX: (905) 434-6799
E-MAIL: info@smartinc.net