Community resources located in and serving Dartmouth South.

Important Numbers

211 is a free, confidential information and referral service that can connect you to thousands of programs and services offered by local community groups, nonprofits and government departments across Nova Scotia. It is available throughout the province – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – by dialing “2-1-1” to speak to a helpful staff member, by searching the easy-to-use online database at  www.ns.211.ca or texting 21167.

211 is a free, confidential information and referral service that can connect you to thousands of programs and services offered by local community groups, nonprofits and government departments across Nova Scotia. It is available throughout the province – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – by dialing “2-1-1” to speak to a helpful staff member, by searching the easy-to-use online database at www.ns.211.caor texting 21167.

Emergency: 911
Community and Social Services: 211
Ask a Nurse, family doctor waiting list: 811
Road conditions: 511

RCMP: 1-800-803-7267
Halifax Regional Police: 902-490-5020

Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-429-8167
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
MSI: Toll free: 1-800-563-8880
        Local: 902-496-7008
Poison Control Centre: Toll free: 1-800-565-8161,
                                       Local: 902-428-8161

Access Nova Scotia: Toll free: 1-800-670-4357
                                  TTY: 1-877-404-0867
Public enquiries: Toll free: 1-800-670-4357
                             TTY: 1-877-404-0867

Report Environmental Spills: 1-877-9ENVIRO (1-877-936-8476).
                                                After 4:30 pm: 1-800-565-1633
Report fires, poaching, or wildlife emergencies: 1-800-565-2224

Governmental Departments and Agenciesnovascotia.ca/contact/departments/


Online Community Groups:

Banook Area Residents Association: Facebook
Dartmouth Sportsplex Community Association (Zatzman Sportsplex)
: Facebook
Destination Dartmouth Association: exploredartmouth.ca
Oathill Lake Conservation Societyoathilllake.ca | Facebook
Penhorn Lake Area Trail Association (PLATA): Facebook
Pleasant-Woodside Neighbourhood Association: Facebook
Portland Estates & Hills Residents' Association (PEHRA)pehra.info Facebook
Russell Lake West Community Group: Facebook
Save Eisner Cove Wetlands: Facebook
Shubenacadie Canal Commission: shubenacadiecanal.ca | Facebook
Southdale Neighbourhood, Dartmouth NS: Facebook
Southdale Residents Association: Facebook
We Love Dartmouth Nova Scotia: Facebook

Community Centres

North Woodside Community Centre
northwoodsidecc.com
Facebook
Call: (902) 463-9276
Visit: 230 Pleasant Street, Dartmouth, NS

Findlay Community Centre:
Website 
Facebook
Call: 902-490-4728
Visit: 26 Elliot Street, Dartmouth, NS

Dartmouth Seniors Service Centre:
dartmouthseniors.ca 
Call: 902-465-5578
Visit: 45 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth, NS

Dartmouth Family Centre:
dartmouthfamilycentre.ca
Call: 902-464-8234
Visit: 107 Albro Lake Rd. Dartmouth, NS
The Centre is open 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday (closed 12:00 to 1:00pm daily and Thursday afternoons). As well, occasional evening programs take place.  

Dartmouth North Community Food Centre:
dartmouthfamilycentre.ca/programs-services-1
Call: 902-407-4610
Visit: 6 Primrose Street, Unit 140, Dartmouth


Dartmouth South Asset Map: Find activities, community spaces, clinics, and more!


General Physical Health

MSI: Toll free: 1-800-563-8880
        Local: 902-496-7008

Dartmouth Community Health Team Health and Wellness Programs: The Community Health Teams offer FREE wellness programs and wellness navigation services in your community.  The range of programs and services offered by each Community Health Team are shaped by what we have heard citizens need to best support their health.
Call: 902-460-4560
Email: cht@nshealth.ca
Visit: Tacoma Plaza, 58 Tacoma Drive, Dartmouth

Dartmouth Recreation and Open Spaces Asset Map: This invaluable map was created by Brianna Swinimer from Dalhousie University in partnership with the Dartmouth Community Health Board


Mental Health

Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-429-8167
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

Support Groups for ADHA, Alzheimer Caregivers, Bereavement, Heaven's Angels, Caregivers, Celiac, Emotions, Overeaters, Family, PTSD: 
selfhelpconnection.ca

Among Friends Social Club (Dartmouth): Our clubs strive to enhance the quality of life for adults (19-70) living with mental illness and mental health problems by providing social activities in a fun and supportive environment. If you are interested in joining, please contact the Social Club you would like to join to set up an appointment.
cmhahaldart.ca/social-clubs/
Call: 902 463-2187
Email: bev.cadham.cmha@bellaliant.com.

Healthy Minds Cooperative: Healthy Minds Cooperative is a not-for-profit (Non-Government Organization) member-driven, committed to improving the lives of people with mental illness.  We focus on advocating for better access to mental health services; public education about mental illness; reducing stigma towards mental illness; peer support and advocacy for consumers and their families; more participation in the decision-making around mental health services; wellness workshops; and connecting to existing community services.
healthyminds.ca
Call:902-404 3504
Email: info@healthyminds.ca


General Resource Guides:

Dartmouth Helping TreeThis tool was designed by the Dartmouth Community Health Board, Community Health Team, HRM Community Development, and The Self-Help Connection to assist service providers and inform residents of the many helping resources available. Follow the arrows on the flow chart to find resources that may help.

Dartmouth Seniors Helping Tree: This tool was designed and supported by Community Health Team, Geriatric Navigator and Dartmouth Community Health Board with Capital Health and Dartmouth Senior Community Member input to assist service providers and inform residents of the many helping resources available. Follow the arrows on the flow chart to find resources that may help.

The Positive Aging Directory is a comprehensive information directory published each year by the Department of Seniors to give Nova Scotians quick and easy access to the many programs and services for seniors in our province. The directory is also an essential source of information for those who work with seniors, many of whom help to keep the directory listings accurate and up-to-date.

Women's Wellness WithinWhere to go for Help in Halifax & Truro:
a Resource Guide for Women

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre: Educational Materials and Links


Employment

YMCA Employment Centre (Nova Scotia Works): Mission: We are leaders in the employment field who embrace diversity and are dedicated to providing an inclusive service to the communities we serve. Purpose: To offer innovative and supportive employment services within your community. 
ymcansworks.ca
Call: 902-461-2513
Visit: 14-118 Wyse Rd., Dartmouth

Lake City Employers: LakeCity Employment Services Association is a non-profit agency that offers free employment services to people living with a mental illness.
lakecityemployment.com
Call: 902-465-5000
Visit: 386 Windmill Road, Dartmouth | Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Solutions Learning Centre: Our work activity programs offer the training that allows participants to develop job specific skills. Our programs are ongoing throughout the year with continuous application dates and offered at no cost. If you, or someone you know, require help finding employment
sollc.ca
Call: 902-468-1320
Visit Solutions Learning Centre: 15 Poseidon Court, Dartmouth | Hours: 8 am – 4 pm
Visit GED Preparation Site: 149 Portland Street Dartmouth | Hours: 9 am – 5 pm

Affirmative Ventures: For over 20 years, Affirmative Ventures has been an innovative not-for-profit organization that assists Nova Scotia mental health consumers and other persons with disabilities achieve lifelong independence. Our mandate focuses on the foundation pieces of life - homes, jobs and friends. Our "Way to Work" program is a 12-week employment orientation service that helps clients take their first steps towards gaining competitive employment.
affirmativeventures.ca
Call: 902-225-2130


Literacy & Learning

MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning (MCCL): Empowers youth between the ages of 12-19 by connecting passion with purpose through the arts. By bridging the learning gap in those who are disengaged from traditional education, or with barriers to accessing creative learning, MCCL helps in the development of confidence, lifelong learning skills, an appreciation for the value in giving back to the community and increased potential for employment in our communities. We give NS youth a voice through the arts.
macpheecentre.ca
Call: 902-469-2851
Visit: 50 Queen Street, Dartmouth

Dartmouth Learning Network: The Dartmouth Learning Network Society provides opportunities for adults and their family members to improve reading, writing, math, communication, document use, computer use, teamwork and critical thinking skills, in addition to helping them gain a love of life-long learning. 
dartmouthlearning.net 
Call: 902-463-9179
Visit: 73 Tacoma Dr., Dartmouth.

Life.School.House: Life.School.House has a vision of building a non-traditional learning community that celebrates local wisdom, builds connections in community, and reinforces the social value of barter and exchange. 
lifeschoolhouse.com
Facebook

Seniors’ College Association of Nova Scotia (SCANS): A registered non-profit organization dedicated to providing affordable non-credit academic courses to seniors (age 50+) in Nova Scotia. Courses are for your learning enjoyment, without tests or assignments. Membership entitles you to enroll in any number of the 60+ courses offered per year, subject to class size limitations.
thescans.org

Halifax Humanities 101: For absolutely NO COST, students are able to study with university professors and read classic texts in philosophy, literature, history and art. All books and reading materials are provided FREE, as well as bus tickets, refreshments and child care if needed.
HalifaxHumanities101.ca

Literacy Nova Scotia: Literacy Nova Scotia provides leadership to advance literacy by ensuring that all Nova Scotians have equal access to quality literacy, essential skills, and lifelong learning opportunities.
literacyns.ca


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