211 is an easy-to-remember, toll-free telephone number that connects callers, in the language of their choice, to the non-emergency social, health, and government services and programs that serve community. This free, confidential, multilingual service links callers with high-skilled, bilingual information and referral specialists who are trained to direct them to the most appropriate service provider. 211 is available to everyone in our community. It is funded through a partnership that includes the provincial and federal governments, the municipalities and United Way/Centraide.
Better Beginnings for Kingston Children (BBKC) offers programs and supports for families with children from 0-5 years living in north Kingston. Programs include prenatal education and support, home visiting, parent-child support groups, parenting programs, and school readiness programs. All our services are free; assistance with transportation and childcare are provided when needed. BBKC services are available to those who reside North of Princess Street, East of Sir John A MacDonald Boulevard, South of Highway 401, and east of the Cataraqui River.
Offers speech and language therapy and counseling for preschool children with speech and language difficulties. Services are available for children from birth until the beginning of their Senior Kindergarten year.
Drop-in centres in rural areas (Napanee & Amherstview) offer free groceries, prenatal vitamins, information and support from a dietitian and public health nurse. Open to pregnancy women or mothers with babies up to 6 months of age in the geographical area.
Administers the Child & Family Services Act. Assesses allegations of child neglect and abuse, offers alternative care to children when necessary, provides guidance, counseling and services to parents.
Frontenac Community Mental Health Services
Frontenac Community Mental Health Services is a non-profit private corporation which offers a continuum of services in Frontenac County for people with a serious mental health illness. Programs/Services include: Family Resource Centre, Vocational Program, and Professional Residential Support.
Independent Living Centre Kingston
Independent Living Centre Kingston is a community based cross-disability not-for-profit organization that promotes inclusion and full participation in the community for persons with disabilities. Programs/Services include: Access to Employment , Peer Support, Computer Training, Access to Technology, Access Kingston Online - a guide to accessible buildings & services in Kingston.
Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health works together with our communities to promote and protect the public’s health. Our commitment is to provide public health programs and services of the highest quality. We are an accredited organization of over 225 staff and 150 volunteers who deliver mandatory health programs and services set by the Province of Ontario in the Health Protection and Promotion Act. The underlying goal of our programs and services–from nutrition and food safety, raising healthy babies and children, sexual health, smoking cessation, and many other public health areas–is to promote and protect the health of the more than 180,000 residents of Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington. Programs include:
Dial-a-Dietitian is a telephone nutrition information service coordinated and delivered by registered dietitians. Registered dietitians answer general questions on a wide range of nutrition-related topics such as healthy eating, feeding your family, food allergies, nutrition during pregnancy, and nutrition for infants and toddlers. This service is provided free of charge.
The Good Food Box (GFB) is a non- profit fresh fruit and vegetable distribution system available in KFL&A area. Individuals or families can order and pick up their large food box ($15.00), small food box ($10.00), fruit bag ($5.00) or vegetable bag ($5.00) the third Thurs. of each month at the host site convenient to them. If you are interested in purchasing a GFB, KFL&A Public Health’s main office is a host site. Call the Dial-a-Dietitian line to find out the host site closest to you.
KFL&A Public Health established the Dental Treatment Assistance Fund, a charitable resource, to assist KFL&A residents over the age of 18 who are in need of emergency dental treatment but don’t have the financial means to pay for it.
KFL&A Public Health promotes healthy pregnancy through the Deliver a Healthy Future program by focusing on being active, being smoke-free, being alcohol-free, eating well, taking folic acid, being your best under stress, being aware of environmental hazards, reacting to preterm labour, preparing to breastfeed your child, and pregnancy-friendly workplaces.
This program is for pregnant women and families with children from birth to age 6. The program provides information and support to help give children the best start in life by connecting parents with services and resources in the community. New mothers are contacted following discharge from hospital and offered information and support by a public health nurse, either by telephone or during a home visit.
Whether you’re trying to quit, trying to support someone who is quitting, trying to understand how smoke-free laws affect your business, or just looking for support in the community, the Tobacco Information line can help.
Kingston Community Counselling Centres
K3C is a not-for-profit agency governed by a volunteer board of directors. Funding comes from a variety of sources, which allows K3C to offer professional counselling at an affordable cost or for certain programs, no cost.
Provides individualized assessment, intervention, consultation and case management services. Interventions may be any combination of individual, parent, family, and group counseling. Intensive services include in-home and in-community interventions and therapeutic classrooms. Resource services include psychiatry, psychology, and behavior pediatric consultations. As lead agency in providing regional autism services, we provide Intensive Behavioral Intervention (IBI) and School Support Services. Pathways services children from birth to age 18.
Cancer Care Ontario is the provincial agency responsible for continually improving cancer services. As the government’s cancer advisor, Cancer Care Ontario uses electronic information and technology to support health professionals and patient self-care and to continually improve the safety, quality, efficiency, accessibility and accountability of cancer services.
Good oral health is important to kids’ overall health. Yet, for some, regular dental care may not be affordable. Healthy Smiles Ontario is a program for kids 17 and under who do not have access to any form of dental coverage. If eligible, your kids will get regular dental services at no cost to you.
The Heart and Stoke Foundation of Ontario is a source of information about stroke, heart disease and healthy living. It also provides heart-healthy recipes, nutrition and physical activity tips to help you learn how you can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, make healthy food choices and get active
Ontario Early Years Centres are places where parents and caregivers can:take part with their children in a range of programs and activities; get answers to questions; get information about programs and services that are available for young children and their families; talk to early years professionals, as well as other parents and caregivers in the community.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is working to establish a patient-focused, results-driven, integrated and sustainable publicly funded health system. Its plan for building a sustainable public health care system in Ontario is based on helping people stay healthy, delivering good care when people need it, and protecting the health system for future generations.
The Canadian Cancer Society helps you take control of your health with reliable information. Through our Cancer Information Service, www.cancer.ca, and a wide selection of publications, we offer up-to-date, accessible and credible information – information that empowers you to make good decisions when it comes to your health.
The Canadian Diabetes Association provides resources for multi-disciplinary diabetes healthcare providers and researchers, including practical applications for professional education and research, as well as references to inform and guide best practices for the care of people with diabetes in Canada.
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