General Support Services
Information and referral service. Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
203-1005 Elgin Street West, Cobourg (Located in the United Way Office in the Fleming Building)
Northumberland County Community & Social Services
Committed to assisting all members of the community, not only with
issues related to social assistance, but also by helping them remove any
barriers to healthy living in the community. Programs include:
* Income Services
* Employment Services
* Children's Services
* Homelessness Services
* Housing Services
Arrangements can be made for appointments to be in Brighton, please contact:
If you want to drink, that's your business. If you want to stop, that's ours.
Group meetings at St. Paul's Anglican Church on Sanford Street at
8:00pm on Tuesdays and at the Clothes Depot upstairs at 58 Prince Edward
Street at 8:00pm on Fridays.
Does someone else's drinking bother you? Come find help and understanding.
United Church, King Street, Trenton, 8:00pm Wednesdays
Located in the Bay View Mall in Belleville and has a Wandering Person
Registry. Support groups meet in Brighton. The Brighton "Circle of
Friends" meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday each month from 2-4 pm at the
Brighton Legion on Park Street. Under the guidance of a facilitator from
the Alzheimer Society of Belleville-Hastings-Quinte, those living with
the disease and their care partners share their challenges and
opportunities. For more information call the office at 613-962-0892
Web site: www.alzheimersocietyofbhq.com
Big Brothers and Big Sisters Northumberland
Volunteer mentors work with one on one with children.
Contact: 905-885-6422 or 905-885-8435
Toll Free Number: 1-888-278-2484
Web site: www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/northumberland
Brighton Community Access Program
Provides affordable public access to the Internet to Canadians in rural
and urban centres. Offers affordable Internet courses and web
development. The Centre provides a scanner and software for image
manipulation. Offers web page development.
Children's Aid Society of Northumberland
Anyone concerned about the welfare of children ages 0-16, their own or anyone else's.
Community Advocacy Services
Community Advocacy Services (Adult Protective Service Program) is
funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and sponsored in
Northumberland County by Access Community Services, Port Hope. The
program is designed to assist adults with an intellectual disability to
live their lives to their fullest potential and as independently as
possible within their community. Referrals come from many sources
including self, family, friends, and community services. Client services
include primarily advocacy and case management. Additional services may
include assistance with money management, securing and maintaining
accommodation, medical and dental co-ordination, instrumental
counselling (daily living skills) and short term emotional counselling.
Ages: 18 year(s) and up. Must have been diagnosed with an intellectual
disability living in Northumberland County. Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. -
Brighton Fair Share Food Bank
Hours to serve clients:
-1st, 2nd, and 4th Monday from 9am to 12noon
-3rd Monday 6pm-8pm
-every Wednesday from 10am to 12noon
39A Elizabeth, next to Hair Sensations (across from Brighton Public School)
Emergency Contact: Community Care 613-475-4190
Canadian Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
Working to educate people about blindness and its prevention as well as
working to meet the needs of registered blind, seriously visual
handicapped or deaf blind people all over the world. Crocuses are sold
in February and all funds stay in Northumberland County. Support group
for visually impaired adults meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month
at the Community Care Office.
Striving to educate patients and their families and friends of medical
technologies and care for cancer. Transportation services available for
patients to cancer units in Belleville, Cobourg, Kingston and Toronto.
Peer support program connects people in need of emotional support.
Contact: Cancer Connection 1-888-939-3333
Patient Services: 613-475-1505
Belleville office: 613-962-0686
Community Living Campbellford / Brighton
Supporting and encouraging the development of more and better services
for children and adults with an intellectual disability. Connecting
people to the community.
13 Chapel Street
Families with Twins and Multiples (FTM)
Phone support available 24 hours a day to families with twins or
multiples. Comradeship every 3 months - families gather to share
experiences, information, and ideas. Clothing and furniture are passed
on. Meetings are approximately every third month, location varies-call
for further info
Fem-Aide: Women Victims of Violence Support Line
Francophone women across the province who are victims of violence can dial one
number and receive support and obtain information on the services
available in their community. This is the only francophone service of
We understand that asking for help when living conjugal violence and/or sexual violence is often hard and painful.
This support line offers services such as information, emotional
support, outsourcing and crisis intervention as well as defends the
rights of the francophone women victims of violence. Are service adopts a
feminist approach when counselling the women in helping them define
Please visit our website: www.briserlesilence.ca
Support line 1-877-Fem-Aide
Quinte Down Syndrome Support Network
Promoting the knowledge that children with this disability have an
independent future ahead of them. The group consists of concerned
parents and other community members who provide peer support. The group
meets once a month.
READ Centre (Reach, Educate, and Develop)
Provides free adult literacy services.
A community based non-profit agency that provides employment services
to individuals of all ages. Programs include: Job Connect, Job Junction,
Summer Jobs Service, the Community Employment Counselling Program as
well as Housing and Counselling services specifically for youth.
Services such as advertising, screening and recruitment are also
available for employers. Arrangements can be made to meet in Brighton.
For more information please contact:
81 Dundas West
Watton Employment Services
This agency functions in cooperation with other Community service
providers and is committed to helping individuals get back to work and /
or establish employment related goals. Arrangements can be made to meet
18 Spencer Street East