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Wilmot Family Resource Centre Inc.

Wilmot Family Resource Centre is a charitable social service agency which serves over one thousand individuals and families in Wilmot Township and the lower Township each year.

We believe in "A strong community with healthy families where all individuals are valued and have opportunities to participate and grow".

Our program areas focus on:

  • Food Security (Emergency Food Bank, Christmas Hampers, Community Nutrition, Budgeting)
  • Children and Youth (Early Years, Afterschool Programs , Summer Camps, Skate Board Park, Teen Drop In, Girls Program, Toy and Resource Library, Parent Workshops and Support)
  • Family Violence Prevention (Counselling, Individual and Group Support, Safety planning, Education, Workshops, Advocacy)
  • Employment (Internet and phone access to employment opportunities, job postings, Conestoga Career Work Coach, Family Outreach Program, Free Clothing, Education Supports and Subsidies, Transportation, Child Care Registry and Referrals)
  • Mental Health (Peer Health, Family Outreach Counselling, Suicide Awareness Wilmot, Wellesley)

WFRC is constantly open to creating new partnerships within our community. Partnerships enable us to link with new support networks and to grow our programs and services. By continuing to expand our services, we are better able to respond to the needs of the people and families we serve.

We work in collaboration with many community partners including The Township of Wilmot, local churches, service agencies, service clubs, and stakeholders.

Wilmot Family Resource Centre is a member of: The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, The New Hamburg Board of Trade, Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada), Rural Realities Network, the KW Connectivity Table and Dart (Domestic Assault Review Team).

To find out more about our organization and the many programs and services we offer, please visit our web site at www.wilmotfamilyresourcecentre.ca.

Interfaith Community Couselling Centre

Interfaith Counselling Centre (ICC) has been providing professional counselling services to New Hamburg and area residents since 1982.  The mission of ICC is to strengthen the fabric of our community by equipping individuals, couples, and families to realize emotional wellness and triumph over life’s challenges. Their vision is to be the chosen path to emotional wellness for the people of our community.

In 2015, approximately 1200 local individuals accessed individual counselling services, of those 1200 individuals, 60% utilized our services for the first time.  In addition, hundreds more were supported to achieve emotional wellness through workshops, community presentations and support groups.  Also in 2015, ICC expanding their facility through the Expanding Hope Campaign to increase the number of counselling rooms and add a meeting room to respond to the increasing need for services in Wilmot.

Families and individuals seek out support for a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, grief/loss, addictions and relationship/family issues. In addition to providing direct counselling for individuals, couples and families, ICC works in collaboration with local social services, churches, businesses and service clubs to offer workshops that are both educational and facilitate personal growth for the participants.  Strong partnerships with the local schools also allows ICC to provide onsite individual counselling and Girl Power and Boys R Us groups which facilitate early intervention and equip our youth with the strategies and tools to overcome the obstacles they may face.   The devoted and compassionate counsellors at ICC work from a strength base perspective, assisting individuals to gain an increased sense of well-being, hopefulness and ability to attain their personal goals.

ICC is affiliated with many partners in the community to provide a range of subsidies for services and utilizes a sliding fee scale to ensure that services can be provided to any individual regardless of their ability to pay. ICC will not turn anyone away. For further information or to make a referral, please contact them at 519 662-3092 or visit their website at: www.interfaithcounselling.ca.

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