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Rural Transportation Program Expansion - pilot program launched by the County of Wellington on Mar 1 (to the end of 2017) to serve low income Erin and Guelph-Eramosa residents ages 18-64. Service is provided by East Wellington Community Services and the cost is covered by County of Wellington funding. Eligible ride destinations are limited to appointments for medical, social services, and legal reasons * rides are also provided to support clients in finding employment, access personal counselling, participate in educational, life skills and day programs, and to access emergency supports **To book a ride, call 519-856-2113 at least two business days prior to appointment EWCS also offers user-pay transportation for those 65 years and older to attend medical or therapeutic appointments. See Seniors Transportation Services

Organization: East Wellington Community Services  
Phone Numbers: 519-833-9696
Fax: 519-833-7563
Box 786
Erin, ON
N0B 1T0
45 Main St
Intersection: Main St and Mill St
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Office Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Program times may vary. Call for information.
Executives: Kari Simpson - Chief Executive Officer
Contacts: Becky Walker - Manager, Older Adult Programs
519-833-0087 *
Service Description: Multi-service organization that addresses the health, transportation, employment and social service needs of individuals and families in East Wellington through an integrated, client-focused model of service.

Programs and activities include:
Children * parent-child programs from birth to 6 years * informal child care listing and assistance * baby and toddler groups * newsletters, workshops, speakers

Seniors * Adult Day Programs for frail seniors and those with cognitive impairments (wheelchair accessible transportation available) * nutritious meals and snacks * specialized services (foot care, hearing tests, dental checks) * social and recreational health and wellness programs * seniors information directory * program calendar on website

Erin and Rockwood Food Bank
  • food assistance for families experiencing a crisis; hampers of food and toys distributed at Christmas

New To You store -- gently-used clothing and small toys

Bookends -- sells gently-read books (no magazines)

Other Services include:
  • transportation services for medical and therapeutic appointments
  • free public internet access
  • HRDC Job Bank
  • government forms and pamphlets
  • fax, photocopying and laminating
  • recreational information
  • community outreach and support services
  • access to other services and / or referrals including Canadian Mental Health Association, Rural Women's Support, Second Chance Employment, Guelph-Wellington Legal Clinic, Immigration and Settlement Services, Probation and Parole and Immigration

Fees: Program * Contact the office for information
Application: Call or visit website for information
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: No restrictions
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
Erin ; Guelph-Eramosa ; East Wellington and area  
See Also: Adult Day Programs
Community Resource Centres
Community Support Services
Food Banks
Foot Care
Home Help and Homemaking
Information and Referral Services
Screening Programs
Telephone Reassurance and Security Checks

This information was last completely updated on March 17, 2017

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