NOTICE TO DELTA’S VALUED STAKEHOLDERS:
March 25th 2020
During the COVID pandemic, Delta’s main office will remain closed to the public, and staff will be working from home.While Delta is closed to the public during the current health crisis to reduce the spread of COVID 19, we remain committed to supporting clients and communicating regularly. In order to do this, we ask you to check our website and social medial for regular updates
During this period, supporting clients remains our focus – and we are exploring new ways to do so remotely. You can contact us by emailing staff (the individual or firstname.lastname@example.org) or calling Delta’s head office (416 747-1172) and leaving a message in the general mailbox (Ext20) or at the extension of the staff member you are trying to reach. The extensions of individual staff members are listed on the website under contact us (https://dfrc.ca/newsite2/contact-us/). Emails and voice messages will be checked regularly.
Specifically, you may contact:
Family Resource Help Line – 647 528-0564 For information about the Family Resource program
OZ – Ounce of Prevention 647 395-3737 To get help in navigating the justice system
(Pempamsie) To speak with a family counselor
OTHER 647 874-9294 If you URGENTLY need to contact management or Delta
To find out the status of a particular program, please check the list below:
SNAP Staff continue to be available by phone/email and to support clients with regular weekly calls. Groups are on hold.
OZ Staff continue to be available by phone/email and support existing clients with regular calls. New clients may call 647 395-3737 for advice or referral.
FRP All Family Resource Programs (FRP)) re on hold. Staff will reach out to clients weekly to check in with them. We are in the process of a) Establishing WhatsApp circles to facilitate contact with families in our program, and b) developing a YouTube channel to share Circle Time, Activities and short Parenting workshops. Contact 647 528-0564 to speak with a staff member.
COMMUNITY OFFICE Program on hold until Delta re-opens.
FOOD PANTRY Program on hold until further notice. BUT KEEP CHECKING AS THERE MAY SOON BE AN UPDATE
Some Open Food Banks: DAILY BREAD FOOD BANK – PHONE #: 416-203-0050
MON, WED & FRI, 1-4 PM AT THE TENT OUTSIDE THE UNIT
THE APOSTLES FOOD BANK – PHONE:416-417-3540
THURSDAYS ONLY, 1-3 PM REQUIREMENTS:ID AND PROOF OF ADDRESS
AFTER SCHOOL Programs (St. Rochs, Beaumonde Heights) on hold
ITALIAN SENIORS Program on hold. Weekly contact with program lead
SENIORS Program on hold. Weekly contact with program participants.
TELLING STORIES The Storytelling Festival has been postponed – new date to be announced.
EXERCISE All groups on hold. BUT STAY TUNED!
Delta will post some exercise links so that participants can continue to stay healthy during this period.
GREAT 20 minute exercise workout for Beginners and Seniors!!
Exercises for Seniors – Stretching Exercises for Seniors – Exercises for the Elderly
Standing Exercises for Older Adults
Kingsview Girls group, basketball programs both on hold. Regular weekly phone/WhatsApp
Westway Contact by staff lead
Cook & Learn Program on hold. Regular weekly contact by staff lead.
Basketball Program on hold
OLORI Program on hold. Regular weekly contact by staff lead.
SEWING HUB Program on hold. Contact 416 742-1172 for information
YOUTH IN TRANSITION Program continues to provide support to Youth in Transition from Provincial Care remotely. Call (647) 355-5099
TAX CLINIC Postponed. New date will be announced.
WEB DESIGN Postponed. New date will be announced.
VOLUNTEER Program on Hold. Information on how to become a volunteer will be posted on website.
CLOTHING BANK Program on hold
MOM’S BRUNCH Program on hold – whattsapp group & zoom session being explored
DAD’S LINK-UP In person program on Hold; WhatsApp group meetings.
HERITAGE Program on hold
DRUMMING Program on Hold
PARENT DROP IN Program on hold
BE SAFE, SANITIZE REGULARLY, AND CONTINUE TO CHECK RELIABLE SOURCES FOR TIMELY UPDATES ON COVID 19.
Here’s a link to where seniors can find help : https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/where-seniors-can-find-help-in-toronto-during-covid-19-pandemic-1.4858537
Delta Family Resource Centre is a community organization serving priority neighborhood in Northwest Toronto. Our catchment area is: Humber Summit, Humbermede, Jamestown, Mt. Olive and Beaumond Heights – all NIA communities in Toronto’s North West.
All neighborhoods experience high levels of poverty, are isolated and under-served communities, as identified by the Urban Hearts research carried out by St. Michaels hospital and the City’s TSNS initiative. Residents include many immigrants and newcomers from South Asia, West Asia, Latin America, Vietnam, the Caribbean and Africa.