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Wawa Community Food Bank is located at 96 Broadway Avenue. It is open Wednesday’s 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., excluding the first Wednesday of the month. The Wawa Family Health Team offers a nursing clinic for diabetes testing and dietary information once a month and another nursing clinic for blood pressure testing and health counseling.
Donations of non-perishable food items can be made at John’s Valu-Mart (look for their cart). Food items and plastic shopping bags can also be donated in the black donation bin at the main entrance of 96 Broadway (the former medical center).
Wawa gardeners! If you have any excess produce in your gardens, the food bank would be happy to accept any donations to distribute to our clients. Due to limited storage space, we would prefer drop off Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday prior to 1:30 p.m. Please call Cindy at 856-8132 to arrange the drop off.
TOPS – Weekly meeting on Tuesdays from 12 Noon til 1 p.m. downstairs at the Lady Dunn Health Centre. Call 807-856-2781.
ALGOMA FAMILY SERVICES is a confidential child, adolescent and family counselling service that is available to residents of Wawa, Missanabie, Dubreuilville and White River on a voluntary basis and free of charge. The counsellors offer individual, family and group counselling to children, teens and their families who may be experiencing difficulties with discipline, feelings and behavior. Counsellors travel weekly to White River, Dubreuilville and as needed to Missinabie. For more information, please call collect at 1-705-856-2252 or drop into the Wawa Office at 26 Ste. Marie Street.
SCARED? FEELING ALONE? Do you need help? Sault Area Hospital offers a free and confidential crisis hotline 1-800-721-0077, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. This service is provided for those 16 years and older, and consists of a team of crisis intervention workers and a mobile crisis response team. They provide assistance for those in crisis and their family members.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meeting will be held Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. downstairs at the Pentecostal Church on 12 Government Road.
THE INFANT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM is a home-based program for parents with infants from birth to three years of age sponsored by the Algoma Health Unit. There is no fee for this service. Assessments, programming, and activities are offered in confidence. For more information please call 705-856-7208 or drop into our offices at 18 Ganley Street in Wawa.
CHADWIC HOME offers emergency shelter, support, advocacy, information and referral for women (16 years of age and over, and their children) who are in an abusive or crisis situation. Women can drop-in to the shelter, or call our toll-free Crisis Line for support at 1-800-461-2242 anytime. Toll-free TTY is 1-855-856-4342. Workers travel regularly to Hornepayne, White River, Chapleau and will travel to Dubreuilville and Missinabie as needed. Emergency transportation to the shelter can be arranged. For more information, please call 705-856-2848, or visit our website at www.chadwichome.com
THE ADULT LEARNING CENTRE provides free help to improve reading, writing, math and basic computer skills. Students can work towards their own goals for employment, further education/training or personal independence through their individual training plans. For more information, or to have your current skills assessed, call The Adult Learning Place, North Algoma Literacy Coalition, 705-856-4394 or drop by 50B Broadway Avenue.
DRUG REHAB RESOURCE – Problems with drug or alcohol addiction in a loved one? Don’t know where to turn to for help? Contact Drug Rehab Resource for a free confidential consultation to find the help you need. Call Today 1-866-649-1594 or find out more at www.drugrehabresource.net Don’t wait.
WAWA & AREA’S GAY/STRAIGHT ALLIANCE is open to all individuals in grade 6-12 that identify with or support the LGVTQI2S Community. Meetings are at Algoma Family Services at 26 St. Marie Street, Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. For more information contact (705) 856-2252.
DIRECT FUNDING SELF-MANAGED CARE PROGRAM – If you have a disability and need attendant care, the Direct Funding Self-Managed Care Program can offer up to 6 hours/day for seven days/week. Pick and schedule your own attendants. Take control. Contact Patricia a the Disability Resource Centre at 1-800-236-7417.
First United Church – The congregation welcomes everyone to Worship at First United Church. Services are held on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church 705-856-2926. CHURCH OFFICE HOURS – Thurs. 1 -3 p.m. Roberta requests that an appointment is made. Please call 705-856-2926 & leave a message.
Wawa Baptist Church – located at the Wawa Senior’s Drop-In Centre at 63 Broadway Avenue, offers a Ministry of Hope for those struggling in daily life. Contact Pastor Mike Paquette (852-0903). Sunday Service is at 10:00 a.m., Prayer at 9:30 a.m. Nursery and Sunday School up to age 12.
St. Paul’s Anglican Church – Service of Morning Prayer is held each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Holy Communion is held monthly by visiting clergy. All are welcome!
St. Monica’s Roman Catholic Church – Father Michael Asorgeo (856-2032). Saturday evening Mass (English) 7:00 p.m., Sunday Mass (Bilingual) at 9:00 a.m.
Calvary Pentecostal Church invites you to great children and youth services as well as our Sunday morning services at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 705-856-1068 or [email protected]