Local resources. Inspiring stories. Practical advice.
Whether it’s physical, financial, professional or psychological, everybody goes through tough times in their lives. Josh Martin was 28 years old when he experienced his biggest challenge yet: an aggressive form of leukemia. Inspired by his journey, the Overcoming Obstacles Handbook is a free collection of real-life stories, practical advice and local resources in Halton Region geared at helping people who are facing adversity.
Scroll below to download your free copy and to find local resources.
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Community resources in Halton Region
One of the most important lessons Josh learned from his health crisis was the importance of community. Whether it was accessing peer support programs, using the Cancer Society’s shuttle service to get to appointments or tapping into educational materials from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, community resources played a big role in his success.
Whatever obstacle you face in life — personally, professionally or otherwise — be sure to consider the resources available in your community. Fortunately, Halton Region boasts all kinds of organizations and programs focused on helping folks overcome a variety of obstacles.
Below, you’ll find information about some of them. This listing is by no means exhaustive, but it will hopefully give you a flavour of the kinds of resources available in your own backyard.
Distress Centre Halton
North Halton: 905-877-1211
Crisis Outreach & Support Team (COAST)
Halton Regional Police Service
24-hour crisis line: 1-877-825-9011
Halton Mental Health Resource Guide
Halton Suicide Prevention Coalition
Canadian Mental Health Association – Halton Region
Halton Region mental health services
Halton Healthcare – mental health resources
Local counsellors and therapists
Local anxiety counsellors
Local depression counsellors
Find a local physiotherapist
Find a local chiropractor
Find a local registered massage therapist
Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton
Cancer Care Clinic – Halton Healthcare
Cancer Assistance Services – Halton Hills
Milton Seniors’ Activity Centre
Halton Region Services for Older Adults
Milton Meals on Wheels
Halton Public Health services and resources
(searchable directory of local hospitals and healthcare services)
Families and individuals
Family and Community Behaviour Services
Youth Services in Halton
Halton Children’s Aid Society
Local relationship counsellors
Local divorce counsellors
Local grief counsellors
The Women’s Centre of Halton
Emergency support and shelters
Halton Women’s Place
Crisis Phone (24 hours): Burlington 905-332-7892 – Milton 905-878-8555
The Good Shepherd Centre
Home Suite Hope
(directory of emergency housing options in the area)
Halton Region shelters and food banks
Oakville Fare Share Food Bank
Food for Life
(neighbourhood food programs in Halton Region)
Burlington Food Bank
Employment and financial
Local career counsellors
Employment and financial assistance
Credit counselling in Halton Region
Services for newcomers to Halton Region
Halton Multicultural Council
Welcome Centre – Halton District School Board
(supporting newly arrived students)
Newcomer Information Centre
Want to help others in your community overcome obstacles? Here are few local opportunities to consider:
(local volunteer opportunities)
Blood donor clinics
(search for nearby clinics in Halton Region)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton
Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga
Volunteering with Halton Healthcare