I am looking for help with food, money, housing and more.
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a great impact on many families, some who have never reached out for support before. There are ongoing changes and regular funding announcements to help families and businesses. It is best to reach out if you are not sure where to start. Below are some resources if you are needing support for basic housing, food and income during this time.
Connect with food banks, housing support, mental health and more. Anyone in our area can also call 2-1-1 or visit 1-877-330-3213 the 211 Ontario website for free anytime. Live web chat is also available.
Need help with something, want to donate, or volunteer due to COVID-19? Register with The DO website to be matched up with others in our community.
The United Way of Grey Bruce
The United Way of Grey Bruce continues to support residents with various programs, like the Utility Assistance Program.
Visit our Mental Health page for a list of various supports and programs available.
Violence is never okay. Isolation during COVID-19 may make some situations worse.
TEXT CRISIS LINE: 226-974-0755
A comprehensive Guide to Safety Planning (PDF format) in domestic violence situations can be downloaded from Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth.
On site Safety Planning 24/7 for victims and survivors of domestic abuse: Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey (Kincardine), The Women’s Centre (Grey & Bruce) (Owen Sound) and Kaebashiwin Place of Rest (Saugeen First Nation).
Telephone Safety Planning is available 24/7 by contacting Violence against Women Crisis Lines:
- Women’s House: 1 800 265-3026
- Women’s Centre: 1 800 265-3722
- Victim Services 1-866-376-9852
Shelters for Women and Children:
Visit the Poverty Task Force for more updates and information
The Poverty Task Force provides information about resources such as community food programs, housing supports and more. Information is regularly updated.