It Takes a Village

Record #: PER0360
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2022
Last Full Update: 27 Sep 2022


Description (Service)
It Takes A Village is a community resource centre, supporting people in the application of social justice principles. We have a moneyless second hand store, a self attesting food pantry and help community members navigating paths with addiction, mental illness, hunger and food insecurity and other struggles, to access supportive resources in the community. We assist people to access technologies to enable attendance at Zoom court appearances and other appointments. .

Organization has a volunteer team of approximately 30 people. Do not do reference or back ground checks for volunteers, as we hope to give people a safe and supportive environment in which to reintegrate and re establish a current work/volunteering history.

Moneyless thrift store is a conduit for what the community wants to give to their people. All items are donated and we are grateful for good, clean gently used items that people would use everyday. In season clothing ( no rips, stains or broken zippers), basic housewares (pots, plates, bowls, can openers), linens(blankets, sheets, towels, kitchen linens and curtains), children's toys/books/DVDs. Please DO NOT drop items off when we are NOT OPEN! It is so important that the community help us to keep our location looking as tidy as the other storefronts!
Self attesting Food Pantry - is a stand out front with food on it, that is free for the taking. There is no need to come in to take food from that stand, and no ID or information is required. It can be accessed once a week. Hours - Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10 am-2 pm, Thu 2 pm-6 pm.

Community Access Market - runs from Jun to Oct, located in Livingstone Park in Listowel.

Service Details

Hours Sun-Mon closed, Tue 10 am-2 pm, Wed 10 am-2 pm and 4:30 pm-7:30 pm, Thu 2 pm-6 pm, Fri 10 am-2 pm, Sat 10 am-2 pm
Areas Served Listowel
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Walk in
Languages Some volunteers who speak German, Ukrainian and Arabic
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community North Perth
Address & Map
148 Main St W
North Perth, ON
Canada N4W 1A1
Mailing Address 148 Main St W 
North Perth, ON 
Canada N4W 1A1
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 519-418-4651
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Primary Contact Andrea Charest; Phone: 519-418-4651; Email:
Alternate Contact Andrea Charest; Phone: 519-418-4651; Email:

Agency Overview

My Perth Huron
Connect Youth Perth Huron
iVolunteer Perth Huron
United Way Perth Huron