Program: YWCA St Thomas-Elgin
Phone Numbers: 519-631-9800
Toll-Free: 1-800-461-0954
Fax: 519-631-6411
16 Mary St W
St Thomas, ON
N5P 2S3
Intersection: Mary St W and Talbot St
Location: Central Elgin
Wheelchair Accessible
Executives: Marla Champion - Executive Director
Contacts: Cheryl Simmons - Manager of Residential Services
519-631-9800 ext 29 *
Service Description: Multi-service charity that provides opportunities for personal growth in spirit, mind, and body for people of all backgrounds, beliefs and abilities

Women's Residence (16+ years) - Emergency, short- or long-term housing for single women

Harmony House (16-24 years) - Residence for women

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) - Helps with reading, writing, listening and speaking English

Settlement Services for Newcomers -Programs include settlement counselling, referrals to community and government services, interpretation, assistance with government forms, translation services and information on health and housing English Language Classes Reading, writing, listening and speaking English, activities, outings and learning about Canadian Culture

Home Alone Safely (9-12 years) - 5-week program teaching children the basics required to be safe and secure while alone in the house

Red Cross Babysitting Course (11+ years) - Teaches children how to handle emergencies with confidence by providing the basic first aid skills, cope with common problems, create a safe and enjoyable environment for children

Before and After School Program - Discovery Club program * 7:30am until school begins and after school until 6pm * locations:
  • Elgin Court Public School, 254 First Ave, St Thomas
  • McGregor Public School, 204 John St S, Aylmer, 519-773-3362
  • Mitchell Hepburn Public School, 95 Raven Ave, St Thomas
  • New Sarum Public School, 9473 Belmont Rd, RR #3, St Thomas
  • Southwold Public School, 40372 Fingal Line, RR #1, St Thomas, 519-631-5997
  • Sparta Public School, 45885 Sparta Line, RR #4, St Thomas, 519-775-2541
  • Springfield Public School, 51336 Ron McNeil Line, Springfield, 519-765-4162

Recreation Programs:
  • Summer Days Camps
  • St Thomas - Tuesday Family Gym Night
  • Aylmer - Aquafit * Red Cross Swimming Lessons
  • West Elgin - Program for children in grades 2-6 at two locations

Satellite Offices: (programs vary by location)

Aylmer Community Services
25 Centre St
Aylmer, ON N5H 2Z4
Fax: 519-765-2280

West Elgin Support Services
160 Main St
West Lorne, ON N0L 2P0
Fax: 519-768-0401

Literacy and Basic Skills Program - Aylmer - Literacy, numeracy and essential skills services that help people achieve goals related to further education and training, employment or increased independence

Literacy and Basic Skills Program - St Thomas - Literacy, numeracy and essential skills services that help people achieve goals related to further education and training, GED, employment or increased independence

Youth Engagement Project - Assists young adults with transitioning to the workforce and gaining hands on job-related skills

Fees: Set fee for some programs * membership or day passes available * subsidy available
Application: Call or visit to register
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Varies per program
Languages: English
Area(s) Served: Elgin
Print Materials:  Community Connections - A resource guide or basic needs supports and services
See Also: Employment Assistance for Youth
Fitness Centres and Programs
Youth Centres
Last Updated: 7/23/2013
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