The Parrot Heads of the St.Clair need your help in gathering much needed items to support some of the organizations that provide assistance to those in need. Please watch this page for guidance on the requests that are needed at this time.
Thank You and Phins Up
Donations can be dropped of at the Bottoms Up Bar and Grill 607 St. Clair St. in Point Edward, Dr. Jessica Bourassa Dentistry/ Dr. Vanessa Curran Dentistry 101/102-929 Michigan Ave. Sarnia, Vintner’s Classics 1030 Confederation St Sarnia, or at one of our general meetings or a POETS Nite. Check our website for times and locations or call Dennis at 519-867-3793.
The Hub is a unique community collaborative that supports youth ages 16-24. With Sarnia- Lambton Rebound as the lead agency, 36 community organizations work together to offer wrap-around services in one safe, convenient location at St. Luke’s church (across the parking lot from Rebound). The Hub is open Monday-Friday 3pm-8pm and Saturday’s 1pm-9pm where youth assist in preparing a daily hot meal, participate in nightly programming provided by one of many community partners or just spend time with their friends in a safe environment. The Hub offers services and supports that assist all youth ages 16-24 so they don’t have to navigate the system on their own. Some of these regular services: On site primary health care, counselling, educational and employment services, housing supports, laundry and shower facilities, peer to peer mentoring, Ontario Works, ID clinics, Withdraw Management, and so many more! Since opening this pilot project in February 2017, the Hub has supported 215 youth with over 4,000 visits.
The HUB requires donations of hygiene items and non perishable food goods, please call 1-519-344-2841 to contact The HUB directly for those items.
Sarnia Women’s Interval Home
The Women’s Interval Home of Sarnia Lambton is a non-profit charitable organization. We provide services to women and children who experience abuse in Sarnia-Lambton.
Since 1977, the WIH has successfully provided several services free of charge. Services we provide include: 24 hour Emergency Shelter, Transitional and Housing Support, Group Programs (Life Skills, Women’s Support Group, Youth Relationship Program, and Concurrent Groups) to both residential and non-residential women and children.
Most of our funding is provided through the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) however we rely on community support and donations to continue to offer groups such as the Life Skills and Youth Relationship program which are not funded through MCSS. We are also able to enhance programming when we have opportunities such as the Boat Cruise. The Women On the Move Employment Now (W.O.M.E.N) Program is funded through the Ministry of Status of Women.
The Life Skills Group is offered to women who have experienced abuse in their relationship.
Programming consists of a variety of lessons addressing such areas as safety planning, relationships, communication skills, boundary setting, community resources, technology related to violence and safety, housing and job search, assertiveness skills etc.
Program lessons are 2 hours in length and are specifically designed to be flexible, and to address the varying cognitive/physical/mental abilities of the group. The purpose of the Life Skills Facilitator is to enhance the practical skills one needs in everyday life. Most lessons at the Women’s Interval Home take into consideration the history of abuse the participants have experienced. The Facilitator also addresses the emotional skills needed to overcome the impact of abuse that can effect personal growth.
Group is held within the safe environment of Women’s Interval Home of Sarnia Lambton. This provides participants a relaxed, comfortable and secure place to meet. Life Skills Program enhances women’s abilities to openly participate in discussions. The Facilitators provide various teaching methods to help women understand and absorb information.
The Life Skills Program is designed to assist women in the transition phase of leaving an abusive relationship and move forward to create a healthy independent environment; or alternatively assist those choosing to return to a former partner with suggestions on how to maintain a safer environment at home, where they can begin to practice their newly enhanced skills.
The Youth Relationship Program is a 12 week program designed for youth currently enrolled in Secondary education who are interested in relationships and who are looking for a way to fulfill some of their community service hours.
Students will learn…
• To define different aspects of healthy relationships
• Assertiveness skills for handling dating pressure
• To define woman abuse
• About their rights and responsibilities in dating relationships
• About community resources
• And much, much more!
The Women’s Interval home can only achieve its goals with the assistance of generous donations from members of our community. Without these donations, services such as these in our area would not be possible.
All of our programs are well attended and we want to ensure our ability to continue offering programs, as well as develop programs which promote awareness and education to members of our community.
The Inn Of The Good Shepherd
Provides services with dignity to those who are in need of food, shelter and other essentials.
The Inn was started in 1981 by a group of people, centered in St. Johns Anglican Church, in Sarnia’s south end,
who became concerned with the growing need of the disadvantaged persons in this area.
In time they were joined by others, so that The Inn is now supported by the faith community, as well as Service Clubs,
individuals, labour, industry and governments… All coming together, enabling The Inn to be the caring hands of the community.
Due to the economy, we are seeing many first time users at The Inn and a minimum 25% increase in need for all of our programs.
• Food Bank – feeds 1,800 people on average (700 of them children) each month – 40,000lbs of food.
• Soup Kitchen – we serve an average of 110 meals a day
• Housing Assistance – 50 different households assisted monthly to retain their housing
• Genesis – 250 clients assisted a month
• Haven – 12 youth sheltered every month
• Lodge – on average 16 people stay in shelter a night
• Income Taxes – 2700 returns completed
• Backpacks – 600 children provided with school supplies
• Mobile Market – 6000 lbs. of fresh veggies distributed throughout Sarnia-Lambton at 14 locations each week – July – October
• Snack Pack – 250 snack packs of 14 items distributed weekly at 8 locations through Lambton-County during the summer
The Inn of the good shepherd has many programs but the most known is the Food Bank. They offer several different shelter options and do the are a great service.
Local Support has been Generously supplied by:
BOTTOMS UP BAR AND GRILL