Dryden Resources

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Shelter / Housing
  • Hoshizaki House Dryden District Crisis Shelter 
    • LOCATION
      • 146 Van Horne Ave, Dryden, ON P8N 2B7
        • Monday – Sunday, 24 hours
        • Office: Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 4:30
    • CONTACT
      • LOCAL: (807) 223-7311
      • 24/7 CRISIS: (807) 233-3226 
      • TOLL FREE: +1 (800) 465-7221
      • FAX: +1 (807) 223-8379
      • WEBSITE: http://www.hoshizakihouse.ca/ 
    • SERVICE:
      • Emergency Women’s Shelter and Transitional Housing Program
        • 24/7 emergency shelter 
        • 24/7 crisis line 
        • Support services for Residents
        • Transitional Housing
          • Second-stage housing program 
          • Ten units
          • Safe housing for women and children
        • Individuals (women aged 16+ and dependents who have been abused)
          • Male children (aged 18 and under)
          • Second Stage housing requires completed application
Addiction & Harm Reduction
  • Dryden Regional Health Centre 
    • LOCATION
      • 58 Goodall St, Dryden, ON, P8N 2Z6
        • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – 8 am – 5 pm 
        • Tuesday – 8 am – 8 pm 
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Mental Health and Addiction Services 
        • Assessments 
        • Individual and Group Counseling 
        • Psychiatric Consultations 
        • Referrals 
        • Case Management (Mental Health)
        • Individuals:
          • Individuals aged 12+ 
          • Call to make an appointment
          • Self-referrals, and any external referrals 
  • Paawdigong First Nations Forum 
    • LOCATION
      • 105 King St Dryden, ON, P8N 1C1
        • Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm 
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Mental Health and Addictions
        • Training, Counseling and Programming
        • Case Management
        • Client Assessments
        • Internal / External Referrals
          • Individuals (First Nations, living in the communities within the Dryden Tribal Area)
Mental Health Services
  • Dryden Regional Health Centre
    • LOCATION
      • 58 Goodall St, Dryden, ON, P8N 2Z6
        • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – 8 am – 5 pm
        • Tuesday – 8 am – 8 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Mental Health and Addiction Services
        • Assessments
        • Individual and Group Counseling
        • Psychiatric Consultations
        • Referrals
        • Case Management (Mental Health)
        • Individuals:
          • Individuals aged 16+
          • Call to make an appointment
          • Self-referrals, and any external referrals
  • Dryden Area Family Health Team
    • LOCATION
      • 40 Goodall Street, Dryden, ON, P8N 2Z6
        • Monday, Tuesday, 8 am to 8 pm
        • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 am – 4 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Mental Health Counseling
        • Counseling (Individual and Group)
        • Referrals
        • Support and Services
        • Individuals
          • (aged 16+)
          • Youth (aged 18 and under) can contact the Outreach Worker for services
          • Registration required
  • Paawdigong First Nations Forum
    • LOCATION
      • 105 King St Dryden, ON, P8N 1C1
        • Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Mental Health and Addictions
        • Training, Counseling and Programming
        • Case Management
        • Client Assessments
        • Internal / External Referrals
          • Individuals (First Nations, living in the communities within the Dryden Tribal Area)
  • Canadian Mental Health Association – Fort Frances Branch
    • LOCATION
      • 52 Van Horne Ave Dryden, ON, P8N 2Z2
        • Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • District Peer Support Program
        • Peer and Family Support
        • Education
        • Referral and Advocacy Services
          • Individuals (aged 18+ experiencing mental health issues)
          • Family members of individuals with mental heath issues
          • Intake assessment required
Food Services
  • Dryden Food Bank
    • LOCATION
      • 62 Queen St Dryden, ON, P8N 1A4
        • Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 9 am – 3 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Food Bank
        • Non-perishable food items
        • Milk, eggs and bread with each hamper
        • Individuals:
          • Aged 18+
          • Intake form and registration needed
          • Orders must be placed via phone in the morning, with pick-up available in the afternoon of the same day
          • Walk-up requests are accepted
  • Northwestern Health Unit
    • LOCATION
      • 75 D Van Horne Ave Dryden, ON, P8N 2B2
        • Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
        • Pick up Date – Third Friday of each month, noon – 6 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Healthy Living Food Box
        • Community-based food purchasing system
        • Box of fresh fruits, vegetables, rice/pasta, sauce and a canned vegetable for a fee
        • Donation of all uncollected boxes
  • Community Gardens – Kenora District
    • LOCATION
      • 85 King St Dryden, ON, P8N 1B8
    • CONTACT
      • LOCAL: (807) 220-0761 – Stephanie Cran
    • SERVICE:
      • Community Garden
        • Shared garden space
        • May – September, weather permitting
        • Produce surplus is donated to local food programs
        • Individuals (Dryden residents)
          • Supply own seeds and plants for individual plots
          • Must sign a gardening contract
          • $15 per plot
Income Assistance Programs
  • Kenora District Services Board – Dryden
    • LOCATION
      • 20 King St Dryden, ON, P8N 1B3
        • Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Community Homelessness Prevention Program
        • Financial assistance with utility payments and rent arrears
        • First / last month rent
        • Utility deposits
        • Moving expenses
        • Individuals:
          • Low-Income
          • District of Kenora aged 18+
          • Who agree to remain in their correct accommodation for at least 12 more months
          • Does not provide assistance to individuals living on First Nations Reserve
          • Requires willing collaboration between landlords / utility companies
          • Contact by phone or email to set up an appointment
      • Ontario Works Program
        • Short-term financial assistance
        • Extended health benefits
        • Support, Assistance and Education
        • Referrals to social programs and support services
        • Individuals:
          • 16 years or older
          • Resident of Ontario
          • In immediate financial need
          • Willing to sign a participation agreement
          • Apply online or by calling / emailing the office
  • Service Canada – Kenora / Dryden District
    • LOCATION
      • 119 King St Dryden, ON, P8N 1C1
        • Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Employment Insurance Program
        • Temporary financial assistance
        • Individuals:
          • Unemployed Canadians who lost their job through no fault of their own
          • Temporary financial assistance for individuals who are sick, pregnant, caring for a newborn or adopted child, or caring for a family member who is ill with significant risk of death.
          • Apply online at Service Canada
Legal Aid
  • Kenora District Services Board – Dryden
    • LOCATION
      • 20 King St Dryden, ON, P8N 1B3
        • Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Community Homelessness Prevention Program
        • Financial assistance with utility payments and rent arrears
        • First / last month rent
        • Utility deposits
        • Moving expenses
        • Individuals:
          • Low-Income
          • District of Kenora aged 18+
          • Who agree to remain in their correct accommodation for at least 12 more months
          • Does not provide assistance to individuals living on First Nations Reserve
          • Requires willing collaboration between landlords / utility companies
          • Contact by phone or email to set up an appointment
      • Ontario Works Program
        • Short-term financial assistance
        • Extended health benefits
        • Support, Assistance and Education
        • Referrals to social programs and support services
        • Individuals:
          • 16 years or older
          • Resident of Ontario
          • In immediate financial need
          • Willing to sign a participation agreement
          • Apply online or by calling / emailing the office
  • Service Canada – Kenora / Dryden District
    • LOCATION
      • 119 King St Dryden, ON, P8N 1C1
        • Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Employment Insurance Program
        • Temporary financial assistance
        • Individuals:
          • Unemployed Canadians who lost their job through no fault of their own
          • Temporary financial assistance for individuals who are sick, pregnant, caring for a newborn or adopted child, or caring for a family member who is ill with significant risk of death.
          • Apply online at Service Canada
Youth Services
  • Dryden Native Friendship Centre
    • LOCATION
      • 74 Queen St Dryden, ON, P8N 1A4
        • Monday – Tuesday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
        • Wednesday – Friday, 8:30 – 6 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Wasa Nabin Program
        • Quality of life improvement program
        • Education
        • Social Supports
        • Justice Intervention
        • Individuals:
          • off-reserve Indigenous youth ages 13 – 18 years, at risk
          • Advance registration and intake assessment required
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