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Contact Details
Office Phone 905-788-3010
Fax 905-788-3012
Primary Contact Ru Tauro, Executive Director, Oak Centre; Phone: 905-788-3010; Fax: 905-788-3012; Email:
Primary Executive Ru Tauro, Executive Director
Site Details
Areas Served Pelham ; Port Colborne ; Wainfleet ; Welland ; and anywhere in Niagara Region with own transportation
Located In Community Welland
Address & Map
Oak Centre
24 Dorothy St
Welland, ON L3B 3V7
Intersection Dorothy St and East Main St
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) COVID-19: Open Mon-Fri for two 3-hour shifts each day: 9 am-12 noon (lunch served 11:30 am-12 noon) and 12:30 pm-3:30 pm (lunch served 12:30 pm-1 pm) - call to book a time slot. Evening/weekend program and social events not available until further notice. Some programs available virtually - call for information.  
A psychosocial rehabilitation program for people with serious and on-going mental health issues following the clubhouse approach.  
Continuum of employment opportunities including transitional employment(graduated step towards gainful employment), supported employment, and independent employment: career planning * accessing education * training and employment resources in the community * supports on-the-job or in-training/academic programs * prevocational setting * meaningful activity
Hours Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8:30 am-4 pm * Wed 8:30 am-8 pm * Third Sat of the month 11 am-3 pm * Holidays 9 am-2 pm
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
People with severe or persistent mental health problems who need comprehensive supports and would like assistance to open doors to employment, training or educational opportunities.
Application Application form, orientation period, final membership forms
Languages English - Reception, Website, Interpretation, Programs, Publications ; French - Reception, Interpretation, Programs
Fees None
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Parking - Accessible; Entrance - Usable; Washroom - Usable
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1985
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care ; Foundation - Ontario Trillium Foundation ; Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network
Service Categories Comprehensive Disability Related Employment Programs ; Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Print Material Newsletter - THE ACORN

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