The Help and Legal Centre of Northumberland provides social-justice advocacy, education and direct services that empower the disadvantaged and vulnerable low-income residents of Northumberland County. Services will be delivered with:
About The Help and Legal Centre of Northumberland
For over 30 years, The Help and Legal Centre of Northumberland (THLCN) has carried out its mission to promote social justice, equity, and the right to self-determination through services provided via two sister agencies: The Help Centre and The Northumberland Community Legal Centre.
THLCN helps the unemployed and disadvantaged residents of Northumberland County by providing help for the real world problems of low-income people. Our program mix evolves with the needs of our community.
Presently, The Help Centre provides programs in Income Security, Housing Security and Health Security, including help with finding appropriate housing, help with paying utilities bills, financial literacy and budgeting, free income-tax completion, ESL and literacy tutoring, and seniors support. The Northumberland Community Legal Centre provides clients with legal advice and representation in common areas of the law related to income, employment, and housing such as OW/ODSP appeals, WSIB appeals, Employment Standards, Landlord/tenant disputes, and CPP/EI issues.
Where there is a gap in services for low-income County residents, THLCN strives to create innovative programs to fill those gaps.