Welcome to Community Care Durham!

We are a community agency with offices located throughout Durham Region, dedicated to supporting more than 12,000 adult clients and their caregivers, with needs relating to aging, physical and/or mental health. Community Care Durham provides a broad range of services that support our clients’ independence, health and quality of life. We are privileged to help people live in their own homes, in their own communities with the compassionate commitment of over 300 staff and more than 2,000 volunteers.

How can we help you? If you require assistance, or are looking for help for someone else, we have many services that can respond to your needs.

If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, we would be very happy to discuss your interests!

If you would like to make a donation to Community Care Durham, we would be honoured and grateful for your support.

HOW WE CAN HELP

CCD offers a broad range of services to support the health, independence and well-being of our adult clients with needs related to aging, physical and/or mental health. We also offer respite and support services for their families and caregivers. With over 350 staff, we offer high-quality, compassionate care to more than 12,000 clients every year.

I WANT TO VOLUNTEER

More than 2,000 volunteers give their hearts and their time to brighten the lives of clients who depend on Community Care Durham. There are many ways you can help; we will tailor your volunteer experience to fit your skills, interests and availability. Please join us and find out how “Volunteering enriches your life!

Message from the Executive Director

Durham Region is diverse. As a lifelong resident of Durham Region, it is clear to me that despite the differences apparent between urban and rural, north and south, east and west, we share more similarities than we do differences. It is these similarities, likenesses and connections that strengthen us as a population, and enable us all to consider Durham Region our home.

At Community Care Durham, the words "community" and "care" form the fundamental basis of our organization. "Community" denotes not only a group of people living in the same geographic location, but also the feeling of fellowship with others as a result of common attitudes, interests and goals. "Care" is the expression of kindness and concern for others, as well as the support provided to individuals who are unable to care for themselves on their own. We are committed to uniting and enacting these actions and values to ensure that residents of Durham Region, wherever they may live, have resources available to support and empower them in leading meaningful and connected lives within their communities.

My personal desire is to help enable all members of my community to lead the lives they want to live. I strongly believe in supporting independence for those residents with needs related to aging, physical and/or mental health, and in meeting the important needs of their caregivers.

I am grateful to be part of such a committed team, providing care to the members of our community.
Laura Ricketts, Executive Director




"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For indeed, that's all who ever have."
Margaret Mead

Testimonials

I attend the Adult Day Program three times a week. I really enjoy socializing with the other clients and find the staff friendly and helpful.
Volunteering for CCD was a natural choice because they were so good to, and for, my Mom. I enjoy driving clients to appointments and delivering Meals on Wheels. The assignments frame my week with a flexible schedule.
Tim Hortons Durham Region was pleased to select CCD as the recipient of the 2016 Smile Cookie campaign. We were honoured to assist CCD in their efforts to provide services to adults with needs related to aging, physical and/or mental health.