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A Place Called Home

Site: Lindsay

Service: A Place Called Home

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Record #: VTC0237 Last Modified: 21 Mar 2014 Last Full Update: 05 Mar 2014
Location, Telephone & Internet
Address & Map
64 Lindsay St S
Lindsay, ON K9V 2M2
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Address NotesEntrance at side of main building (off parking lot)
IntersectionRussell Street and Lindsay Street South
Office Phone705-328-0905
Toll Free Phone1-866-520-2689
Crisis Phone705-328-0905 * 1-866-520-2689 Press 1 for Crisis Services
After Hours Phonesame as above
Contact Information
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Primary ContactDavid Tilley, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 705-328-0905 ext 221; Email:
Alternate ContactNicole Bryant, Hostel Coordinator; Phone: 705-328-0905 ext 228; Email:
Primary ExecutiveLorrie Polito, Executive Director; Phone: 705-328-0905 ext 222; Email:
Description & Services
DescriptionHOMELESS SERVICES (Family & Singles Hostel Services) SHELTER (Ext 226 Or Press 1 for after-hours emergencies): 
*Provides shelter, 3 meals a day, 24 hour support. Referrals to appropriate services and advocacy with other agencies. The homeless shelter is located in the town of Lindsay. 
*"Winter Warmth Program" Assisting those facing utility disconnections through advocacy, negotiation of payment arrangements and - when approved - interest-free loans to help with utility arrears. Financial planning and budgeting support provided. 
*Provides support for those needing access to ID (i.e. SIN card, birth certificate, citizenship papers, etc.) 
YOUTH IN TRANSITION (Ext 226 or Press 1 for after-hours support): 
*Advocacy and referrals for youth ages 16-21 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Trustee available for youth who are Ontario Works recipients. Supports in special circumstances (special needs) for those aged 22-32. 
Outreach & Aftercare Program: Ext 228 or Press 1 for after-hours support:  
*Provides to non-shelter residents whose circumstances puts them at risk of becoming homeless risk
HoursAdministration Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm 
Youth Support, Emergency Shelter, Outreach and After-Care at Hostel: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
DatesAll year
Areas ServedCity of Kawartha Lakes ; Haliburton County
EligibilityAnyone who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Those needing financial planning and management. Anyone needing identification documents. Youth at risk.
ApplicationIntake documents for all programs prepared with client by support staff.
LanguagesEnglish ; Interpretive Services - Provided when a language barrier exists
Other Details
AccessibilityFully Accessible - Washroom, Entrance, Parking
Legal Status(51) Registered Charity