Wilmot Family Resource Centre Inc.
Wilmot Family Resource Centre
is a charitable social service agency which serves over one thousand
individuals and families in Wilmot Township and the lower Township each year.
We believe in "A strong
community with healthy families where all individuals are valued and have
opportunities to participate and grow".
Our program areas focus on:
- Food Security (Emergency Food
Bank, Christmas Hampers, Community Nutrition, Budgeting)
- Children and Youth (Early
Years, Afterschool Programs , Summer Camps, Skate Board Park, Teen Drop In,
Girls Program, Toy and Resource Library, Parent Workshops and Support)
- Family Violence Prevention (Counselling, Individual and Group Support, Safety
planning, Education, Workshops, Advocacy)
- Employment (Internet and phone access to employment opportunities, job
postings, Conestoga Career Work Coach, Family Outreach Program, Free Clothing,
Education Supports and Subsidies, Transportation, Child Care Registry and
- Mental Health (Peer Health, Family Outreach Counselling, Suicide Awareness
WFRC is constantly open to
creating new partnerships within our community. Partnerships enable us to link
with new support networks and to grow our programs and services. By continuing
to expand our services, we are better able to respond to the needs of the
people and families we serve.
We work in collaboration with
many community partners including The Township of Wilmot, local churches,
service agencies, service clubs, and stakeholders.
Wilmot Family Resource Centre
is a member of: The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, The New Hamburg Board of
Trade, Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada), Rural
Realities Network, the KW Connectivity Table and Dart (Domestic Assault Review
To find out more about our
organization and the many programs and services we offer, please visit our web
site at www.wilmotfamilyresourcecentre.ca.
Interfaith Community Couselling Centre
Interfaith Counselling Centre (ICC) has
been providing professional counselling services to New Hamburg and area
residents since 1982. The mission of ICC is to strengthen the fabric of
our community by equipping individuals, couples, and families to realize
emotional wellness and triumph over life’s challenges. Their vision is to be
the chosen path to emotional wellness for the people of our community.
2015, approximately 1200 local individuals accessed individual counselling
services, of those 1200 individuals, 60% utilized our services for the first
time. In addition, hundreds more were
supported to achieve emotional wellness through
workshops, community presentations and support groups. Also in 2015, ICC expanding their facility
through the Expanding Hope Campaign to increase the number of counselling rooms
and add a meeting room to respond to the increasing need for services in
Families and individuals seek out
support for a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, grief/loss,
addictions and relationship/family issues. In addition to providing direct
counselling for individuals, couples and families, ICC works in collaboration
with local social services, churches, businesses and service clubs to offer
workshops that are both educational and facilitate personal growth for the
participants. Strong partnerships with the local schools also allows ICC
to provide onsite individual counselling and Girl Power and Boys R Us groups
which facilitate early intervention and equip our youth with the strategies and
tools to overcome the obstacles they may face. The devoted and
compassionate counsellors at ICC work from a strength base perspective, assisting
individuals to gain an increased sense of well-being, hopefulness and ability
to attain their personal goals.
ICC is affiliated with many partners in
the community to provide a range of subsidies for services and utilizes a
sliding fee scale to ensure that services can be provided to any individual
regardless of their ability to pay. ICC will not turn anyone away. For further
information or to make a referral, please contact them at 519 662-3092 or visit
their website at: www.interfaithcounselling.ca.