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Adult Education & Academic Upgrading
Alternative and Continuing Education - Main Office
256 Hespeler Road, Cambridge 519-885-0800
Essential Skills Upgrading 519-740-3800
U-Turn schooling program for youth. 519-622-9041
Literacy Upgrading - 151 Weber St., S Waterloo 519-885-4356
The Literacy Group  
89 Main St., Cambridge 519-621-7993
151 Frederick Street, Kitchener 519-743-6090
Project READ
Information about literacy programs in area. 519-570-3054
St. Louis Adult Learning Centre
82 Beverley Street, Cambridge 519-745-1201
Conestoga College
150 Main St., 4th floor, Cambridge 519-623-4890
108 University Ave E., Waterloo 519-885-0300
Cambridge & Area Neighborhood Sites
Alison Neighborhood Community Centre
Volunteer run association that offers recreational and social activities for families.
127 Elgin Street North.
519-620-1867
Ayr Family and Community Connections
80 Stanley Street, Ayr 519-632-9737
Christopher Champlain Community Centre
Provides recreation and social programs and services.
Family outreach service, computer and internet.

8-125 Champlain Blvd
519-740-8565
Greenway Chaplin Community Centre
Offer educational and recreational and social programs.
116 Rouse Avenue East.
519-623-4220
Offer educational and recreational and social programs.
116 Rouse Avenue East.
519-623-4220
Hespeler Village Neighborhood Association
Affordable educational and recreational programs.
31 Kribs Street.
519-740-4681
Langs Farm Village
Services and programs for all ages
1145 Concession Road.
519-653-1182
Preston Heights
350 Linden Dr. 519-650-2971
Southwood Community Centre
Services and social and educational programs for children and adults.
1-241 Southwood Dr.
519-621-2930
Emergency, Medical & Health
Waterloo Regional Police - non emergency 519-653-7700
Urgent Care Centre - Walk-in clinic open 7 days per week
900 Franklin Blvd. Cambridge 519-654-2260
385 Fairway Road S., Kitchener 519-748-2327
751 Victoria St S., Kitchener 519-745-2273
Help Lines
Let's Talk Line 519-745-8128
KW Crisis Clinic 519-742-3611
Sexual Assault Centers
Sexual Assault Support Center of Waterloo Region 519-571-0121
Sexual Assault Treatment Center 519-749-6994
Family Crisis Center 519-623-2422
Family Awareness & Education 519-745-8128
Drug & Alcohol Information Line 1-800-463-6273
Alcoholics Anonymous 519-658-8222
St. Mary's Counselling
Kitchener 519-745-2585
Cambridge 519-621-8424
Quit Smoking Community
healthfinder.gov
Employment Services
Lutherwood Employment Services
35 Dickson Street Cambridge 519-623-9380
165 King St., Kitchener (Youth) 519-743-2246
35 Wyndham St. Guelph 519-822-4141
Northern Lights
Your link to training and referrals.
185 Weber St S., Waterloo
519-576-2681
Cambridge Career Connections
Employment Centre for youth (16-24)
40 Ainslie St. S.
519-622-0815
Working Centre, Adult Employment Centre
58 Queen Street South, Kitchener 519-743-1151
Service Canada Employment Centre
350 Conestoga Blvd, Unit C2 1-800-622-6232
409 Weber St W., Kitchener 1-800-206-7218
Employment Insurance
Get general information on EI from their inquiry line. 1-800-206-7218
Ontario Ministry of Labour Office 519-885-3378
Toll-Free 1-800-265-2468
Food Services
Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank
Provides food assistance to those living below the poverty line.
54 Ainslie St. S.
519-622-6550
Salvation Army Cambridge 519-623-1221
Salvation Army Kitchener 519-745-4215
Trinity Community Table
Mon, Wed., Fri. free coffee/ donuts at 9:30 am and hot lunches starting at 11:30 am 519-621-8860
Food Hamper Program
807 Guelph St, Kitchener 519-742-0662
St. John Kitchen
97 Victoria St N., Kitchener 519-745-8928
St. Vincent de Paul 519-629-0103
ROOF 519-742-2788
Food hamper program for youth
242 Queen St., South Kitchener
General Local Information
Grand River Transit Bus Service 519-585-7555
Ainslie Terminal - 35 Ainslie Street S., Cambridge 519-623-8490
Charles St. Terminal - Charles St, Kitchener 519-585-2370
Information Cambridge
Get information on community services, activities and volunteer opportunities.
150 Main St
519-740-3030
Volunteer Cambridge 519-623-0423
Community Information Centre of Waterloo Region
Get information on community services, activities and volunteer opportunities 519-579-3800
Ontario Disability Support Program
Financial assistance for people with disabilities. Get information on how to apply:
73 Water St. North, Ste. 605, Cambridge 519-623-1230
385 Fairway Road S, Kitchener 519-886-4700
CPP
Learn about the Canada Pension Plan.
409 Weber Street West, Kitchener
1-800-277-9914
YMCA Immigrant Services
Enhances the wellness of newcomers by providing resources and support.
258 Hespeler Road, Cambridge 519-621-1621
800 King St W, 3rd Floor, Kitchener 519-579-9622
KWMC Multicultural Centre
Settlement services and counseling for New Canadians. 519-745-2531
Housing Supports
Lutherwood Housing Action Centre, Counseling Program
Support with self-directed housing search for individuals, couples and families.
165 King Street East, Kitchener
519-743-2460
Rent Bank and Eviction Prevention Program
Loans for rent arrears or rent deposit. 519-743-2460
Families in Transition Program
Intensive housing support for families. 519-743-2460
The Working Centre
Housing Help Desk and Transitional Housing for singles.
58 Queen St S. Kitchener
519-743-1151
The Bridges Shelter
Shelter for singles and families.
26 Simcoe St. Cambridge
519-624-9305
John Howard Society
Housing counseling and after care programs & services. 519-622-0815
House of Friendship
Housing counseling and after care programs & services.
63 Charles St E. Kitchener
519-742-8327
Mary's Place
Housing for single women and families.
84 Frederick St. Kitchener
519-744-0120
Women's Crisis Services
Shelter and outreach support for abused women. 519-742-5894
Reaching Our Outdoor Friends (ROOF)
Housing support for youth. 519-742-2788
Community Housing Access Centre
Applications for subsidized housing. 519-575-4833
Out of the Cold Program
Meal and overnight shelter operating at different locations between Nov. 1- March 31.
K-W Urban Native Wigwam Project
Affordable housing for aboriginal families. 519-743-5868
Salvation Army, New Directions
Assists males with community reintegration from federal corrections facility. 519-744-4666
Energy Assistance Program
Assistance with utility costs for low-income individuals/families. 519-883-2100
Legal Information
Lawyer Referral Service 1-800-268-8326
Legal Aid Ontario
Get free legal advice from professionals.
50 Queen Street North, Ste 830. Kitchener
519-743-4306
Waterloo Region Community Legal Services
Legal advice for landlord and tenant issues, social assistance, EI, CPP, OAS. 519-743-0254
Mental Health Services
Canadian Mental Health
Resources to the community, individuals with mental health issues and their families.
30 Wellington St, Cambridge 519-740-7782
67 King Street E, Kitchener 519-744-7645
Waterloo Regional Homes for Mental Health 519-742-3191
Personal, Financial & Family Counseling
Lutherwood Counseling
35 Dickson St. 2nd floor, Cambridge 519-622-1670
Catholic Family Counseling Centre 519-743-6333
Counseling Services, Family Service Bureau 519-621-5090
K-W Counselling Services 519-884-0000
Social Services
Region of Waterloo - Get information on the Ontario Works Program 519-884-0000
For intake call: 519-883-2010
150 Main St. Cambridge 519-740-5700
99 Regina St S. Waterloo 519-883-2010
Emergency Funds - Region
Social Services Information Line 519-623-7220
Subsidized Daycare - Region
Get information on how to get a subsidy for childcare expenses. 519-883-2200
Welcome Aboard
Drop-In Centre open 7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Mon. to Fri. in The Bridges Shelter.
Receive help in employment, addictions, mental health, etc.
Programs offered to help clients of the shelter, and those living in poverty in the community.
519-624-9305
Waterloo Home Support
185 King St., S Waterloo 519-579-6930
Probation, Adults 519-740-5966
Probation, Youth 519-740-1844