Medical Agencies & Community Organizations

ALSO (Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario)
ALSO envisions a day when people with physical disabilities fully participate in all aspects of community life as the normal and not the exception.
Provide different activities each month about personal care (denture care, bath/showering, toileting etc.) and occupational therapy (meal preparation, housekeeping, laundry etc.)

Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada
By providing support, education, information and research funding
Offers supportive programs and services.

Canadian Disabilities Resources
Charitable organization that provides refurbished medical equipment to persons with physical need
Organization believes everyone deserves to have equal access to relevant information in their lives, regardless of whether that are part of a volunteer-run organization or not

Children’s Hospital London, London Health Sciences Centre – Acute Paediatric Rehabilitation Services – Acquired Brain Injury
The Acute Paediatric Rehabilitation Services team focuses on inpatient care, with services provided to inpatients and through designated Outpatient Clinics to children from birth to 18 years of age.

Chrysalis is a member driven Club based on meaningful work and the development of meaningful relationships.

Canadian Mental Health Association
lead provider and advocate of specialized community mental health and addiction services integrated with comprehensive primary health care services.

Community Crisis Centre – mental health
Provide response services to individuals 16 years of age and older who are experiencing mental illness and/or psychosocial crisis
The mission of the Community Crisis Center is to provide intervention services 24 hours/day 7 days a week to individuals who require immediate assessment, psychosocial intervention, medical intervention, and support.
Center is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and services are provided at no cost upon presentation of a valid OHIP card.

Mental Health and Addictions Urgent Care Centre
Support people to restore their own ability to choose their place in the world by offering adults, families, children and youth counselling and individual support services.

Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario
Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario is a registered not-for-profit, charitable agency dedicated to enhancing the lives of people who are affected by epilepsy through support services, education, advocacy, and community awareness.

Windsor Essex Family Network
Network of people who have a relative or friend living with a disability.
Provides family-to-family linking, mentoring and support, workshops and learning opportunities, create innovative and practical resources for families
Bring families together to empower each other on issues of importance to them
Work alongside partners in the community committed to strengthening and supporting families two have family members with disabilities

Windsor Essex County Health Unit
 Information to help you stay physically and mentally healthy while preventing chronic diseases

Home and Community Care, Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network
Erie St. Clair LHIN works with people of all ages to ensure they can make informed choices about their care, when and where they need it.
Has useful information about local community support service agencies, and can link people to these providers to arrange services.

Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare Community Crisis Centre
works in partnership with community social agencies to provide crisis response services to individuals 16 years of age and older who are experiencing an acute mental illness and/or psychosocial crisis.
Services; 24 hour crisis line, walk in service, WRH Ouellette Campus ER, Follow-up crisis counselling and referrals.

ABI Program HDGH
community-based service for individuals who have sustained a brain injury.
healthcare team may include those specializing in psychiatry, physiatry, neuropsychology, occupational therapy, and social work.
The ABI program is for any individual who has sustained a mild to moderate brain injury, is 16 years of age or older, resides in Windsor-Essex County, and has experienced problems with cognition, behaviours, emotions, and daily living.
Requires a referral from a primary health care professional

John McGivney Children’s Centre
provides rehabilitative services to the Windsor and Essex County community, enriching the lives of children and youth with special needs by helping them reach their full potential.
Therapy staff includes health care professionals and support staff who work closely with the child and their family to provide assessment and treatment to meet their individual goals.
Depending on need, therapy services are offered in the Centre, in community schools, in our JMCC School, in the home and at child care centres.

March of Dimes Canada
provides experienced and flexible care for people dealing with the effects of head injuries.
Provide both Funded Services and Fee-for-Service Care.
Community Support Groups; Outreach Rehabilitation Services; Housing Programs.

Neuropsychology Clinic, University of Windsor
provides neuropsychological assessments to individuals ranging from preschoolers through very old adults.
Work with individuals who have known or suspected neurological, medical, or neurodevelopmental disorders across the lifespan. 
Seek to describe patterns of ability, clarifying strengths and weaknesses.
Services are provided by graduate students under the supervision of faculty member neuropsychologists who are registered psychologists and members of the College of Psychologists of Ontario.
Some cases, services may be provided directly by faculty members who are registered psychologists.
Available services vary depending on the University of Windsor academic schedule.
Not all services are available at all times throughout the year.
Fees for service are charged on a sliding scale based on family income. 

Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA)
Whether you are an ABI survivor, family member, caregiver, or professional, the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) offers a wide range of support services and resources that can help.
OBIA’s services include: Information and resources on acquired brain injury; 1-800 toll free helpline: 1-800-263-5404; Personal advocacy and support; Training and education for families and professionals; Online concussion support groups; Online caregiver conversations groups; Caregiver workshops; Province-wide peer support programs.

Snow Angels – City of Windsor Snow Removal—Residents.aspx
To qualify to receive the service, you must be: 65 years of age or older, or under 65 years of age with a disability.
There must be no additional able-bodied adults living at the address. New registrants will be put on a waiting list and contacted when a volunteer becomes available.
Upon being matched with a registered volunteer the following service will be provided:
Clearing of snow from City sidewalks – Any snow removal beyond the tasks listed above is of the volunteer’s own accord and not as a City of Windsor Volunteer requirement. If you are already enrolled in the program, you are not required to reapply each year.
Before each winter season, you will be contacted to confirm your interest in the program.

St. Clair College Student Accessibility Services
The College will provide supports and services to all students with disabilities, both temporary and permanent, with valid supporting documentation.
Interim accommodation requests will be received in good faith and can be provided pending receipt of medical documentation.
Retroactive accommodations will be considered based on the unique circumstances of the individual matter.

St. Joseph’s Health Care London- Parkwood Institute
The Regional Acquired Brain Injury Outpatient Program at St. Joseph’s Health Care London’s Parkwood Institute provides care for patients with brain injuries through outpatient and outreach services across the South West LHIN region.
This includes patients with mild, moderate, and severe brain injuries.

Student Accessibility Services, University of Windsor
In addition to the provision/coordination of classroom and testing accommodations, Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides a variety of services and supports to students who have registered with SAS, having documented disabilities
Provides learning that is flexible and accommodating, continuing classes with a broad range of delivery formats such as face-to-face, hybrid, and online

Thames Valley Children’s Centre Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury Community Outreach Program
Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury Community Outreach Program (PABICOP) is an outreach program for children and adolescents with diagnosed, acquired brain injuries (ABI) and their families. 
PABICOP complements the services already available within each child/adolescent’s community. 

VON Adult Day Program
Program provides a stimulating and interactive environment geared towards the social, physical, mental and emotional needs of those in need in our community.
Those suffering from MS, Parkinson’s, Heart and Stroke Survivors, ABI’s, Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Mental Illness are supervised by highly trained, experienced professionals in a safe, home-like environment.
On site Nursing ensures that care plans are developed promoting health and wellness, independence and quality of life.
Facility is wheelchair accessible, is secured and can accommodate those who are physically and/or cognitively impaired.
Program features low patient to caregiver ratios and offers a variety of physically and mentally stimulating programs including baking, gardening, music, as well as pet and art therapy, other amenities.

Windsor Brain Tumour Support Group
help survivors, family and caregivers in a number of ways providing connections with others who have faced life with a brain tumour thereby offering reassurance, reducing feelings of isolation and reinforcing a positive, hopeful attitude.
Sharing practical information to: Help make informed decisions about brain tumour treatment options; Learn about relevant community resources; Enhance coping skills in order to reduce anxiety, feelings of loss of control and fear of the unknown, changes in family roles, and financial strain as a result of a brain tumour diagnosis.

Windsor Essex County Health Unit – Injury Prevention
Home safety assessments provided by weCHC for the Grab Bar Program have now resumed.
They will assist you in finding ways to improve the safety of your home, while also following COVID-19 safety requirements.
When the therapist visits they may also make referrals to other community programs/services.

Windsor Housing Services/ Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation
Assistance in applying for social housing or for more information on available housing/eligibility requirements
For individuals or households seeking subsidized housing
Free service

Windsor-Essex District Stroke Centre
team and its partners work collaboratively with many local organizations and disciplines to plan and implement strategies for improving stroke care in response to local, regional, and provincial identified needs and priorities.
DSC Team supports health service providers and patients across the continuum of care with the best practice and a patient-centered lens.