All CVRC Programs and services are offered free of charge, with the exception of the Food Purchasing Club.
The Clothing Room has free new & used women’s, men’s and children’s clothing. We welcome donations of good quality, clean, seasonal clothing.
The CVRC has a fax and copy machine to assist residents with resumes, pay stubs, tax forms and other important information.This service is for CV residents and there is no charge.
Free Breakfast Drop-in every Wednesday and Friday 9:00-10:00. Join friends and neighbours while having a free healthy breakfast. Kids are welcomed - with parents or caregivers.
CVRC has diapers and formula available for Crescent Valley residents. Residents are able to receive an emergency supply of diapers and/or formula once a month.
CVRC has a bike technician who is able to help fix broken bikes.
We have a limited supply of emergency food available for those who need it.
Get help building a resume, preparing for an interview and/or looking for jobs online or just getting copies made of your current resume. This service is available for anyone. It doesn’t matter if you have a job now and just want something new or you haven’t worked in a long time. Call 693-8513 to make an appointment. Depending on availability of staff, sometimes walk-ins can be helped, too!
Every Thursday morning from 10 am-12 noon the Family Resource Centre offers a FREE family play group for children aged 0-5 and their parents or caregivers. Play groups offer snacks, crafts and story time and a chance to meet other families. As a parent or caregiver you can get parenting support and learn new ways to improve your child’s development and well-being. Drop-in, register at first visit. Note: Playgroup does not operate during the summer.
Between the adult, youth and children's sections, there are over 2000 books available to borrow. To borrow a book, only your name, date and the title of book is required information. There are no cards and no due date. There are no cards or due date. Just return the book or books youve borrowed whenever you are finished with the book. Libraries are open during CVRC open hours.
On Friday mornings from 10 am-12 noon, a group of newcomer women gathers to learn, do a craft, and socialize. Also open to English speakers who enjoy crafts, learning new skills, and helping newcomers learn English. This group tries many activities, like crochet, knitting, sewing, cooking, and more. This is a time to share your knowledge, meet new friends, practice English, and help others learn. Thank you to our partners, Saint John Newcomers Centre and the community volunteers who make CV Crafts & Conversation Club possible.
Residents who are in need of additional support or guidance may speak to Rachel Milne, CVRC's Neighbourhood Developer.
Rachel says "My job as a Neighbourhood Developer is to be a resource referral source for residents and to assist with whatever challenges or issues you may be facing. I work with you on your journey to make sure you have access to services in the community and provide support to you during this process. Issues someone may come to me with can include goal setting, needing help filling out paperwork, finding the nearest food programs, etc. If you have any questions, please stop into the CV Resource Centre, 130 MacLaren Blvd. I would love to assist you in any way that I can!”
You can reach Rachel by phone at 693-8513, 653-7571, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.