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Outreach Community Hub

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Availability

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

  • Bowmanville Branch: Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Please note: As of May, Outreach Community Hub will no longer be available at the Bowmanville Branch on Tuesdays.
    • Please note: Outreach staff will not be available on Thursday, December 29
  • Courtice Branch: first Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; or by appointment
  • Newcastle Branch: first Monday of every month, 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

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.
 

Outreach Workers can be contacted directly via phone at the numbers below to arrange an appointment or if you have any questions:

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