Family Outreach – Community Outreach Program

The Community Outreach Program, funded by the Region of Waterloo and administered by the House of Friendship, is committed to supporting families with children who are experiencing low-income. This community based program is designed to assist families in finding and accessing community supports. The Family Outreach Worker (FOW) is able to link eligible families to resources for employment and education, food resources and assistance, recreation for your children, resources and information around shelter, childcare and children’s equipment, transportation to attend appointments and meeting, clothing, and counselling. For needs where there are no existing programs to provide assistance the FOW may be able to provide some direct support through the program.

Low cost or free community programs and services

Fee assistance for recreation activities for children

Support for food and transportation needs

Parenting and family issues

Who to call:

If you are in need of some assistance, please contact the Family Outreach Worker in your neighbourhood to determine if you are eligible for the program.

If you live in the Christopher Champlain or Southwood neighbourhoods, please contact Marjorie at: 519-498-7633 (call or text) or marjoriek@houseoffriendship.org

Marjorie is onsite in our neighbourhoods on the following days:

Southwood Resource Centre: Monday 9am-12pm, Tuesday 10am-4pm

Christopher Champlain Resource Centre: Wednesday 1pm-6pm, Friday 10am-12pm

Kinbridge Main Location: Friday 1pm-4pm

Ontario Energy Support Program (OESP)

Kinbridge is a Certified OESP Application Centre. Save money on your electricity bill. If you are a customer of an electricity utility and in a lower-income home, you may qualify for a reduction on your electricity bill.

Book an appointment email or call Kim at kiml@kinbridge.ca or call 519-624-3855

Employment Counselling

Kinbridge Community Association is pleased to offer you onsite employment development and counselling and support through a partnership with Lutherwood Employment Services.

Book an appointment to meet with an Employment Specialist at any Kinbridge location by calling Lutherwood at 519-623-9380. Be sure to mention you would like to meet at one of our three (3) resource centres for convenience.