ORIGINAL MANDATE (2009) and CURRENT MISSION STATEMENT
¬ promote healthy communities by encouraging individuals to access counselling services when challenged by life issues,
¬ offer direct support to couples, families and individuals of all ages through counselling and education, and
¬ be readily accessible to all residents of Northumberland County in a timely manner, regardless of economic circumstances
A SNAPSHOT OF WHO WE WERE IN 2016
In addition to existing clients, in 2016
120 client victims (Violence against Women-VAW) and
21 children affected by domestic violence accessed services funded by
Ministry of Community and Social Services
81 men and 21 women accessed local, court-mandated Partner Abuse Response programs
with accompanying partner safety contacts and support funded by
Ministry of the Attorney General
13 abused children accessed the help and support they needed, funded by
the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, and
30+ children and youth at risk of violence received counselling through the On TRAC program funded by
Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF)
Community Counselling was the initial mandate of the NCCC in 2009.
Today, it remains an integral mandate, our largest service, and our highest and fastest growing demand
22 families accessed family counselling,
31 couples accessed couples counselling,
93 clients attended counselling groups, and
80 men accessed individual counselling services and
151 women accessed individual counselling services
A SNAPSHOT OF 2017 AS WE CLOSE THE YEAR
In 2015, the average was 20 new clients per month. In 2016, the average was 36 new clients per month.
With only a few days left in the year, we have averaged 55 new clients per month in 2017.
The needs of Northumberland County residents
continue to exceed the financial resources available to the NCCC.
To remain true to its mandate while adjusting to the changing needs of clients and communities,
the NCCC believes that the only path to success is through collaboration.
To support that belief and to strengthen the nature and vitality of service delivery across Northumberland, the NCCC is an active participant on, or a leader at, over thirty planning tables, work groups, committees, and other community and inter-agency collaborations.
In fostering community trust,
NCCC assumes the shared responsibility to address the rising need.
While recognizing the challenges,
NCCC dares to envision the incredible, exciting potential to change lives in Northumberland.