COMMUNITY SERVICE PARTNERS
A special thanks to Crystal Ridge Community Church (CRCC) for agreeing to partner with Advancing Crystal Beach and sharing their space. Their superb volunteer base already had a clothing depot and every Thursday community luncheon served by the Lighthouse Diner in place. It's a very friendly, welcoming hive of activity with a nutritious, tasty lunch, serving about 80 people of all ages, each week. Everyone is welcome. Advancing Crystal Beach and the Local Food Project meetings are held at the Church as well.
The Crystal Beach Local Food Project includes the 8 community garden plots at the Church; Advancing Crystal Beash has also partnered with Sexsmith Farm to establish a four acre shared community garden.
In response to requests from people attending the Thursday luncheon, Advancing Crystal Beach has connected with the Centre for Independent Living Niagara, Justice Niagara and Positive Living to bring services to Crystal Beach, rather than people having to travel to access these services.
Bridges Community Health Centre, had already been providing services and is also a partner in new services at the Church. We are connecting with other service providers as service gaps are identified. An income tax clinic was also conducted at the Church in March.
Crystal Ridge Community Church is located at 241 Elmwood Ave., Crystal Beach you can visit them on line at http://www.crystalridgecc.com/