Windsor Public Library Coordinates Community Services Hub

The Library Hubs Meeting Community Needs (LHMCN) Project at Windsor Public Library is holding a COMMUNITY WINTER WARM UP on Tuesday, January 30 at Central Library (850 Ouellette Avenue). The event begins at 1 pm and is scheduled to conclude at 4 pm – refreshments will be available.

Community members are invited to stop at the library to learn about community services in a relaxed, but informative, environment. The LHMCN Project is focused on encouraging the development of new ways to engage with and meet the changing needs of Ontarians and particularly high-risk populations. The LHMCN has streamlined the process, eliminating much of the confusion, making it easier for individuals to find the information and services they require.

By combining multiple programs and service providers under one roof, the system becomes more user-friendly for individuals in need, the cost to deliver services decreases, and new service users are engaged in literacy and information sharing tools.

Service organizations attending include:

Central Housing Registry
St. Clair College
Downtown Mission
Legal Assistance of Windsor
New Beginnings
New Song Church
Pathway to Potential
South Essex Community Council
Salvation Army
Windsor-Essex Community Health Centre
Welcome Centre Shelter
Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network
Windsor Police Service
Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
Windsor Youth Centre
Windsor Women Working with Immigrant Women
Family Services Windsor
Sexual Assault Crisis Centre of Essex County

The Windsor Public Library, together with partners Guelph, Essex and Chatham-Kent public libraries received $200,000 from the Ontario Libraries Capacity Fund to develop a community hub of social services for those experiencing homelessness or living in poverty. The project has designed a service delivery model that works in both urban and rural settings, for the visible and hidden homeless populations.

Work began during the summer of 2016 and will end in March 2018.

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