List of Charities
Hospice Dufferin is a charitable organization. We offer programs from diagnosis to end of life for the clients.
We offer support programs for caregivers from illness to bereavement. Our goal is to help our clients and their families to live life fully despite their diagnosis. Our services address the domains of care developed by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association.
Hospice Dufferin was registered in 1988. The delivery of our programs and services is made possible through the support of a small dedicated staff, many volunteers, and generous donors.
The government provides approximately 60% of our funding.
Choices Youth Shelter
CHOICES Youth Shelter [registered name is Dufferin Youth Shelter] is a truly unique organization. Since our opening in January 2000, the shelter has grown through community support and the dedication of many volunteers. During these eleven years we have had over 1,450 intakes of Orangeville and area youth. CHOICES Youth Shelter addresses the needs of the homeless and at risk youth between the ages of 16 and 24. We offer a safe haven for youth who would otherwise be living in less than desirable circumstances. Before youth come to us many have "couch surfed" with friends in their homes, slept in laundromats or in abandoned buildings, lived on the street sleeping in local parks, under bridges or in local forests. The youth that come to CHOICES not only receive immediate shelter, nutritious meals and access to shower facilities; also referrals to local service providers based on their personal needs and goals. But more importantly, these youth have someone to listen to them and hopefully to point them in the right direction.