Volunteering and Support

There are several individuals and families across Northumberland County that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Northumberland County and many external agencies are working together to make sure that everyone has access to safe, affordable and permanent housing.

How you can help

Do you have a unit or room for rent?

If you have a room or unit for rent in Northumberland County, contact The Help Centre of Northumberland.

Phone: 905-372-2646 or 1-888-698-3382

Are you a woman 55+ who is looking to share your home with other women in the area?

HomeShare is a way for homeowners who are 55+ to offer safe and affordable housing to other women in the community.

Contact Cornerstone for more information: 905-372-0746 or 1-800-263-3757

Help with the homelessness count
More information will be available closer to the next count in 2020.
Volunteer or donate
You can volunteer your time to a local non-profit or food bank. You may also donate any gently used items, furniture or food to your local thrift store or food bank.

Volunteering

When you volunteer, you make a difference in the life of someone else. Your donation of time, money or gently used items helps people in your area.

The benefits of volunteering include:

  • Giving back to your community
  • Making a difference in someone's life
  • Sharing your skills, talents and time
  • Helping others
  • Making new friends
  • Getting experience