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Community and Family Services and Thrift Store - Norwich

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18 Main St
Norwich, ON
N0J 1P0
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519-863-6375
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Emergency: 519-532-2935
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Fax: 519-539-8796
iconPath Mon, Sat 9am-3pm * Tue-Fri 9am-5pm * food bank by appointment
Last Updated: Nov 3, 2021: Suggest an edit

Application

Call or drop in * application process for some services

Eligibility / Target Population

People and families in need

Fees

No fee for services * set fees for store merchandise

Executives

Major Naomi Dalley - Director Community and Family Services
April Greenwood - Community Ministries Coordinator

Languages

English

Area Served

Norwich and area

Accessibility

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Description of Services

Addresses social needs through the administration of programs

Thrift Store - Sells used clothing and furniture, small and large appliances, sports equipment, books, magazines and misc. items * pick up available for donated articles, call to schedule an appointment * breads and baked goods available Mon-Fri

Emergency Services - Provides emergency food, clothing and furniture to those in need including transients and those in crisis based on eligibility * emergency transportation available for both in town and out of town trips

Emergency Response - On-scene crisis response to incidents such as fire, multi-vehicle collisions, tornado, ice storms, floods * assists with evacuations , coordinates and provides disaster response, reception centre, bedding and clothing, coordinates clergy assistance * spiritual and pastoral counselling * part of the Oxford County Emergency Plan

Food Bank - Offers dried and canned food, seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, juices, and frozen meats and goods * infant food, formula, diapers * assistance accessed by appointment every six weeks if needed

Christmas Hamper Program - Food hamper * gifts for children 15 years and under * anyone in need at Christmas may apply * application required * transportation concerns may be addressed by calling the office

Children and Youth Programs - Subsidized summer camp programs

Other services include family tracing to reunite family members, * budgeting advice and support and referral to financial counselling * spiritual guidance

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Last Updated: Nov 3, 2021: Suggest an edit
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