Children Youth

Front-Line Networks and Interservice Groups are a Useful Resource

coffee cupDue to frequent requests from service providers for information about programs serving children, youth and families in Hastings-Prince Edward, I have assembled a list of informal front-line networks and inter-service groups that exist to share up-to-date information about programs, services, referral processes, resources and more – over a cup of coffee or lunch.

 

 

Centre Hastings

Reta Sheppard at retas@hastingshousing.com is the contact for the Madoc Interservices Group, and they meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12 noon to 1:30pm at the Madoc Social Services office, 56 Russell Street North.

Hastings and Prince Edward

Ruth Forget at ruthforget@gmail.com is the contact for the Community Services Network, and they meet the fourth Wednesday of every month from 9-10:30am at the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, 156 Ann Street, Belleville.  Their next meeting is scheduled for October 28th, and is open to all providers serving Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.

North Hastings

Mabel McLellan at mclellanmn@hotmail.com is the contact for the Bancroft Interservices Group, and they meet the second Tuesday of every month from 12 noon to 1:30pm at the Hastings Centennial Manor Auditorium, 1M Manor Lane, Bancroft.

Anne-Marie Murphy at MurphyA@hastingscounty.com is the contact for the Maynooth Interservices Group, and they meet twice a year at the Hastings Highlands Library, 33011 Highway 62 North, Maynooth.  Their next meeting is scheduled for October 21st from 12 noon to 1:30pm.

Prince Edward County

Debbie MacDonald Moynes at debbie.moynes@communitycareforseniors.org is the contact for the Prince Edward Interservices Group.  They meet three to four times a year.

Marie Watson at marie.watson@clpe.on.ca is the contact for the Family Enrichment Network, and they meet every other month on a Wednesday morning at Community Living Prince Edward, 67 King Street, Picton.  Their next meeting is scheduled for November 18th at 9:15am.

Quinte West

My inquiries have revealed that there is no front-line group currently meeting in Quinte West. Perhaps a few QW providers might like to consider starting a front-line networking group!  Just provide me with the details and I would be happy to help get the word out through this blog.

Please don’t hesitate to let me know if there are any groups that I have missed.

No Wrong Door Philosophy and Practice

For those of you looking for on-line resources to assist you with program and referral information across our service system, please visit the NO WRONG DOOR tab at the top of this page.  In particular, I wish to draw your attention to the Service Referral Guide by Function and Red Card for Youth, created by our Network to make it easier for you as service providers to navigate those critical connections for children, youth and families.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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