Community Care- St. Catharines & Thorold

Social Service


Community Care of St. Catharines & Thorold has been meeting the needs of the less advantaged in our community since 1919. The fundamental principles on which the agency was founded have not changed, though our programs have expanded from our start with the food program, to include this and the addition of 19 other integrated programs.

Programs range from food and shelter security to emergency services and support that lead to the independence clients strive to achieve.

Although most programs are delivered within the communities of St. Catharines & Thorold, the Trustee and Niagara Nutrition Partners Programs are delivered on a regional basis.

MISSION: We compassionately provide vital services and assistance to individuals and families that meet their basic needs and help bridge their journey to self sufficiency.

VISION: Our vision is for a healthy, caring community where everyone lives with dignity and purpose.

Our Impact

In the month of April, 2023, Community Care filled 7,500 tummies through our food security program.

We are distributing approximately 5,000 pounds of food PER DAY, 5 days a week. The value applied would be approximately $16,050 per day.

Food is distributed on a monthly basis, however no request is denied and emergency bags are provided daily as needed.

We are connected with over 1,200 unique individuals to find or maintain housing.

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Charity Number

10672 9403 RR 0001

How your gift will be used

Community Care needs your help more than ever before.  Funding cutbacks and increased demand on services due to the pandemic and inflation have created significant pressure on the agency at this time.  We need to ensure that everyone goes to bed with a full tummy in a warm bed with a roof over their head. Your Legacy Gift will help Community Care of St. Catharines & Thorold carry out its mission and vision to assist those who are facing a multitude of different circumstances that preclude them from dependence to self sufficiency.

1 person can make a difference in the life of someone in need in our community.

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