Community Service Providers

 

 

Mental Health and Wellness Resources 

Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team, Canadian Mental Health Association

Provides crisis support and intervention for children, youth, and adults experiencing an immediate mental health crisis, including thoughts of suicide. Available 24/7

Phone: 1-800- 428-8167

Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team website

 

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone offers 24/7 professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.

Kids Help Phone website 

Call a counsellor: 1-800-668-6868

 

Hope for Wellness Help Line

This help line gives free national telephone crisis intervention and counselling support for First Nations and Inuit. 

Phone: 1-855-242-3310 

Hope for Wellness Help Line website

 

Community Food Supports 

Pictou County Food Bank (East)

The Food Bank is accepting phone in orders by calling 902-755-2906. Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

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Pictou County Food Bank (West) 

Pictou County Food Bank (West) website

 

VON Meals on Wheels Program

The VON Meals on Wheels Program is currently suspended; however, they have provided some alternative options. Call 902- 752-3184

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Services in the Community 

211 Nova Scotia

211 is here to help you 24/7 to find services and programs offered by local community groups, non-profits and government departments.

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Safety and First Responders

Healthy Pictou County has a concise list of safety and first responders. 

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Nova Scotia Works/ Career Connections 

Nova Scotia Works Career Connections will continue to offer services through phone and email. 

Nova Scotia Works website

Nova Scotia Works Facebook page

Email: pictou@careerconnections.ca

Phone: 1-844-344-1369

 

Pictou County Solid Waste 

Curbside pick up is taking place; however, all materials must be bagged, tied securely, and put out without any rips or tears to ensure collection. 

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Payment Relief and Supports

Nova Scotia Power Payment Relief and HEAT Fund 

Nova Scotia Power is providing options for payment relief and have provided additional funding to the Home Energy Assistance Top-up (HEAT Fund). 

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The Home Energy Assistance Top-up (HEAT) Fund

The Salvation Army has more information about The Home Energy Assistance Top-up (HEAT) Fund that supports Nova Scotians in need with home heating cost during the winter months.

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Local Municipalities and Pictou Landing First Nations

To learn more about how your municipality is responding to the COVID-19 situation, please use the links below. 

 

Municipality of Pictou County 

Municipality of Pictou County website 

Municipality of Pictou County Facebook page

 

Pictou Landing First Nations 

Pictou Landing First Nations website

Pictou Landing First Nations Facebook page

 

Town of New Glasgow 

Town of New Glasgow website 

Town of New Glasgow Facebook page

 

Town of Pictou 

Town of Pictou website 

Town of Pictou Facebook page

 

Town of Stellarton 

Town of Stellarton website

Town of Stellarton

 

Town of Trenton 

Town of Trenton website 

Town of Trenton Facebook page

 

Town of Westville 

Town of Westville 

Town of Westville Facebook page

 

Regional Emergency Management Organization

Pictou County REMO is the agency that takes care of Emergency Management planning, preparation, response, and recovery in Pictou County. Every municipality in the province is responsible for emergency management in their areas, and Pictou County REMO helps make sure that all our municipalities, police departments, fire departments, and others can deal with any emergency that happens and continue to provide the essential services needed in our communities. 

REMO Facebook page

REMO Fact Sheet

 

Local Not for Profits

The Dream Candy Organization

Local Not For Profit who is offering art kits to families and taking calls from kids who want to talk. To learn more, please use the contact information below.

Dream Candy Facebook page

Phone: 902-752-3087