East Wellington Community Services

Site: Erin - 45 Main St

Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments Rural Transportation Program Expansion - pilot program launched by the County of Wellington on Mar 1 (to the end of 2017) to serve low income Erin and Guelph-Eramosa residents ages 18-64. Service is provided by East Wellington Community Services and the cost is covered by County of Wellington funding. 
Eligible ride destinations are limited to appointments for medical, social services, and legal reasons * rides are also provided to support clients in finding employment, access personal counselling, participate in educational, life skills and day programs, and to access emergency supports 
**To book a ride, call 519-856-2113 at least two business days prior to appointment 
EWCS also offers user-pay transportation for those 65 years and older to attend medical or therapeutic appointments. See Seniors Transportation Services
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-833-9696
Fax 519-833-7563
E-Mail info@ew-cs.com
Website eastwellingtoncommunityservices.com
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/east.wellington
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCZYLfUTDGw2PsdJfHjleGgg/
Primary Contact Becky Walker, Manager, Older Adult Programs; Phone: 519-833-0087 * 519-831-9087; Email: becky.w@ew-cs.com
Volunteer Coordinator Barb Carscadden, Manager, Community and Volunteer Engagement; Phone: 519-856-2113; Email: barb.c@ew-cs.com
Site Information
Located In Community Erin
Address & Map
45 Main St
Erin, ON N0B 1T0
View MapQuest Map
Intersection Main St and Mill St
Mailing Address Box 786 
Erin, ON N0B 1T0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name EWAG ; EWCS
Former Name East Wellington Advisory Group for Family Services (Jan 15, 2009)
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Multi-service organization that addresses the health, transportation, employment and social service needs of individuals and families in East Wellington through an integrated, client-focused model of service.
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Kari Simpson, Chief Executive Officer; Email: kari.s@ew-cs.com
Funding Provincial ; Grants ; United Way ; Fees ; LHIN ; Ontario Trillium Foundation ; Ontario Early Years ; County of Wellington ; Town of Erin ; Guelph/Eramosa Township
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Programs and activities include:
Children * parent-child programs from birth to 6 years * informal child care listing and assistance * baby and toddler groups * newsletters, workshops, speakers

Seniors * Adult Day Services for frail seniors and those with cognitive impairments (wheelchair accessible transportation available) * social and recreational health and wellness programs * seniors information directory * program calendar on website

Erin and Rockwood Food Bank
* food assistance for families experiencing a crisis; hampers of food and toys distributed at Christmas

* New To You store - gently-used clothing and small toys

* Bookends - sells gently-read books (no magazines)

Other Services include:
* transportation services for medical and therapeutic appointments
* free public internet access
* HRDC Job Bank
* government forms and pamphlets
* fax, photocopying and laminating
* recreational information
* community outreach and support services
* access to other services and / or referrals including Canadian Mental Health Association, Rural Women's Support, 2nd Chance Employment, Guelph-Wellington Legal Clinic, Immigration and Settlement Services, Probation and Parole and Immigration
Hours Office Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm 
Program times may vary. Call for information.
Areas Served Erin - including Orton, Hillsburgh and Ballinafad ; Guelph-Eramosa - including Rockwood ; eastern part of Wellington County
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call or visit website for information
Languages English
Fees Program ; Contact the office for information
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Adult Day Programs ; Child Care Provider Referrals ; Christmas Programs ; Congregate Meals/Nutrition Sites ; Disability Related Transportation ; Family Support Centres/Outreach ; Food Banks ; General Paratransit/Community Ride Programs ~ Rural Residents ; General Recreational Activities/Sports ; In Home Assistance Registries ; Medical Appointments Transportation ; Public Internet Access Sites ; School Readiness Programs ; Senior Ride Programs ; Telephone Reassurance ; Thrift Shops

Agency Overview

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