Community Information and Resources

Need help during the COVID-19 pandemic? 211 can help!

In response to COVID-19 and our commitment to flattening the curve and keeping staff, volunteers and clients healthy,  our office is currently closed to the public. This notice will be in effect until otherwise notified.
 
During this time, our goal is to assist clients as best we can given these restrictions.
 
We will be:
– Answering the phone (519-376-1560)
– Answering emails (manager@unitedwaybg.com)
– Providing utility assistance (Call 211 to register)
– Managing community supports to the most vulnerable and coordinating volunteers to assist.
– Providing communications regarding community programs and supports
– Connecting with local community organizations and agencies as well as government officials regarding key ways we can assist the most vulnerable during this pandemic.
– Providing information and resources about local programs that serve our vulnerable population in Bruce and Grey Counties
 
To connect with all other community, social, health and government programming in your area, call 211 or visit 211Ontario.ca
______________________________________________________

COMMUNITY INFORMATION

& RESOURCES:

COVID-19 is reminding us that our collective action and collaboration is so needed now!

We are grateful to so many organizations to deliver essential services. Here on this page we have pulled together some community resources for easy reference.

We know that marginalized and disadvantaged people in Grey Bruce are disproportionately at higher risk: Indigenous people, people who are homeless, people on social assistance, incarcerated people, people who are living with disabilities or compromised immune systems, the elderly. And workers who are self-employed, in precarious jobs, in retail or service sector are starting to experience layoffs. We can anticipate that there will be an increase in the number of people accessing emergency services to meet their basic needs.

HEALTH SUPPORTS

For the latest health information, visit the Grey Bruce Health Unit website at publichealthgreybruce.on.ca

COVID-19 information for Health Professionals

Grey Bruce Health Unit’s COVID-19 FAQ page

For the most up to date information visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

Community-based measures to mitigate the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Canada

Risk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings during COVID-19 pandemic

FOOD SUPPORTS

COVID-19: Guidance for Community Food Programs

COVID-19: Screening Checklist

COVID Passive Screening Poster

HOUSING SUPPORTS

Infection Prevention and Control Guide for Homelessness Service Settings

The Do Be connected to help or volunteer at www.TheDo.ca

 

The United Way of Bruce Grey has set up a Volunteer & Resources website to respond to the need for volunteers or resources.

Find out more at www.TheDo.ca or give us a call at 519-376-1560.

 

All content provided on this page is for informational purposes only. The United Way of Bruce Grey makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this page or found by following any link on this page. Any action you take upon the information on this website is strictly at your own risk, and the United Way of Bruce Grey will not be liable for any losses and damages in connection with the use of this web page.