For individuals in the shelter, transitional housing programs and correctional housing, Cornerstone provides breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as an evening snack. This translates to over 50,000 healthy meals each year. Alternate menus are provided where possible to accommodate religious or medical dietary restrictions as well as work or other suitable appointments.

These meals are served by our staff at our Simcoe Street location. As individuals congregate for the meals, it gives them a sense of community and belonging, particularly for the clients who have transitioned into single dwellings. It also provides a great opportunity for the staff to stay in touch with those that are in transitional housing. We make sure they are in good health, and progressing in the goals they have individually set for themselves. We are there to help.

 

Community Health Worker

Twice a week we have a community Health Worker from Oshawa Community Health Clinic on site to do foot care and provide basic health service

 

Physician

We have a physician on site once a week to provide medical services to clients working with Cornerstone. Narcotics are not prescribed from this service.

 

Accompanying individuals to appointments

Accessing medical or other appointments can raise anxiety for anyone. Our Community Support team can provide assistance to those finding it particularly difficult to attend appointments

 

Psychologist

There is access to an on site psychologist from the Oshawa Clinic Group twice a week for clients of Cornerstone.

 

Art therapy

Art therapy groups are held weekly. There are a variety of creative activities that not only assist with a person’s well-being but more importantly are fun.

 

Support with addiction

Cornerstone does not provide addiction services but we do refer our clients to the agency that will best suit their needs

 

Crisis supports

We are staffed 24/7 with trained staff that can assist in a crisis situation with information and other assistance