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Outreach Community Hub

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January 11 Update: Outreach Community Hub on-site services have been temporarily suspended until further notice. In the interim, please contact the Outreach Workers directly via phone:

  • Main Number: 905-666-6239 or 1-888-721-0622
    • Kim Hutchison (child care), x 5235
    • Heather Durno (child care), x5238
    • Katie Powers, x5216
    • Kalene Moreira, x5191
    • Michelle Marsh, x5219
    • Sarah Brockie, x5228
    • Supervisor: Jane Noonan, x5241
    • Team Clerk: Carrie Pouzar, x5233
    • Team Clerk: Hannah Searles, x5483

An Outreach Community Hub is now available at all Library branches. The new service has been created in partnership with the Region of Durham, in association with the Healthy Communities initiative.

Clarington Public Library branches will have an Ontario Works Outreach Worker onsite, during limited time periods, in order to connect community residents to a variety of social services supports and resources. Please see the Availability section below.

You can read the joint Clarington Public Library and Region of Durham press release here.
 

Services Offered

Ontario Works Outreach Worker will be onsite to help connect community residents to a variety of social services supports and resources, including:

  • Housing;
  • Food security;
  • Financial stability and literacy;
  • Counselling;
  • Crisis intervention;
  • Advocacy;
  • Service navigation;
  • Form application;
  • Case management;
  • Children’s Services referrals;
  • Trusteed Youth Program;
  • And more.

The Outreach Worker can communicate with community agencies on behalf of clients, assist with online government application forms, and help you navigate the social services system.
 

Availability

No appointments will be necessary. Outreach Worker will be available at the following times in the following locations:

  • Bowmanville Branch: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Courtice Branch: first Wednesday of every month starting December 1st, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; or by appointment
  • Newcastle Branch: first Monday of every month starting December 6th, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; or by appointment
  • Orono Branch: first Friday of every month, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; or by appointment
     

Carea Community Health Centre.Services by Carea

Clarington Public Library is pleased to expand the Outreach Community Hub to include Carea Community Health Centre services, in partnership with the Municipality of Clarington and the Region of Durham.

Carea's mission is to provide integrated and accessible care to enhance the health and social well-being in our communities.
 

Services Offered

Services offered by Carea staff during the Outreach Community Hub hours in Bowmanville on Thursdays include:

  • Hep-C Screening: a multi-disciplinary team from Carea including a Hep C specialist physician, treatment nurse, social worker, outreach worker, peers, and community coordinator will provide services from their community mobile unit stationed outside of the Bowmanville Branch. Carea provides education and awareness, Hep C Point of Care Rapid Testing, and treatment. Psychosocial support along with peer support groups will be available.
  • Harm Reduction: providing harm reduction support and information on how to use substances safely and stay healthy. The Carea team will be connecting with individuals through their community mobile unit stationed outside of the Bowmanville Branch.
     

Availability

No appointments will be necessary. The Carea team will be available at the following times in the following locations:

  • Bowmanville Branch: first Thursday of every month, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., starting Thursday, January 6th
     

Service Updates

NOTE: The Outreach service may be interrupted pending changes in Provincial restrictions applicable to public libraries – please check our Service Updates page for the most up-to-date information.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all visitors entering any Library branches are required to adhere to Public Health protocols (health screening, wear a three-layer mask, maintain six feet/two metres distance from others, etc.).

  • Please note that active screening and contact tracing will be required when using Library meeting rooms for this service. Staff on-site will complete this screening and contact tracing. You may also complete the provincial COVID-19 customer screening tool, and show staff the results on your mobile device. If you answer yes to any of the COVID-19 Symptoms, you will be denied entry.