Our motto says it all. For People – With People. Since 1984, we have provided services that feed and nurture – both physically and emotionally – the wellness of those living in Ottawa’s Carlington area. Operating as a day program, our social services and support assist the low-income and newcomer residents in our community:
- daily adult drop-in
- adult recreational activities
- employment workshops
- emergency food program
- clothing depot
- sewing classes
- immigrant settlement outreach
- crisis counselling referrals
- dental services
- housing support
- baby depot and toy library
- home management support
- parents and babies ESL conversation groups
- tax preparation clinics
- an after-four homework club
- summer camp
Our goal is that no one is left without a helping hand.
The Carlington area in total is home to 8,500 people. The number of social and affordable housing units is 1,140 compared to the city average of 229. The percentage of the total population living in low income is 35%. The city average is 11%.
Looking at the 2011 statistics for just the Caldwell community, there are:
- 149 households with an average monthly income of $1,600.
- 667 adults
- 235 children living in a single-parent household
- A majority of children in the community between the ages of 6 and 12 with the 13-to-19 age group a close second.
Those are the numbers. Now here are the people.