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How You Can Help

Yes in our backyard ...

Did you know that in your community ...

  • During Registry Week 2018 (April 16-20), we spoke with 61 individuals and families who were experiencing homelessness.
  • Some people do not have a safe place to sleep tonight.
  • It is harder to find a place to rent here than it is in Toronto.
  • Some people are waiting up to 9 years for affordable housing.
  • The average resale price has now surpassed $450,000.
  • Only 15 new private market rentals have been created in 2018.

An Affordable Housing Strategy is currently under development. Northumberland County is working with community agencies to strengthen the system of supports for people experiencing homelessness. 

How to get involved?

Volunteer ... be part of the solution!

Volunteers are critical to any community's success.  Without the help of volunteers, community organizations and partners would not be able to advance our events and initiatives. By volunteering, you are making a difference in the life of someone experiencing homelessness or an at-risk individual.

The benefits of volunteering include: 

  • giving back to your community
  • making a difference in someone's life
  • sharing your skills, talents, and time
  • helping others
  • making new friends
  • gaining experience

Your donation of time, money, or gently used items ensures a better future for those experiencing homelessness and those at-risk individuals in our community. 

You can donate in a number of ways:

  1. Are you interested in renting out a room or do you have a unit to rent out? Contact the Help Centre (

  2. Consider volunteering as a HomeShare participant. Contact Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre (
  3. Do you or someone you know need housing supports? Contact Northumberland County Community and Social Services at 905-372-6846 or 1-800-354-7050, ext 2468
  4. Make a financial donation or volunteer with a local non-profit
  5. Donate new or gently used clothing to your local thrift store
  6. Donate new or gently used furniture to the Habitat for Humanity Northumberland ReStore ( your local thrift store
  7. Donate food to, or volunteer with, your local food bank or the Food 4 All Warehouse (




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