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Assistance may include:
- food vouchers, diapers, clothes, shoes, toiletries, etc.
- help with rent, hydro
- help with dentures, eyeglasses and transportation
- spiritual and emotional support
- Advocacy for help within our community
- Mentoring program is part of the Ministry.
- Accepts and moves furniture items every Wednesday
- Bureaucracy assistance (i.e. help with bankruptcies, evictions, registrations, bill payments, appointments, etc.)
- operates primarily on Monday
- includes items such as couches and mattresses (call for details)
- will pick up donations or deliver to those in need (Windsor, Tecumseh and St. Clair Beach only)
- leave detailed message at 226-350-1863
For Monetary Donations Click Here to download the Donation Form
Provides temporary assistance to individuals or families in need by way of
- rent assistance
- ER medical and dental
- financial help
- children's summer camp
- spiritual help
Irish Miracle Food Drive - Dec 3, St Pat's students will be collecting door to door.
People living outside Sarnia must contact their nearest Catholic Church or St. Vincent de Paul store in their community to request assistance.
- The intent of the program is to help tenants sustain their accommodation and avoid eviction.
- If a tenant's application is approved, the outstanding rent is paid directly to the landlord on behalf of the tenant.
- Program Funding for each approved applicant shall not exceed two times the average market rent for the recipient's Service System Manager's area as set by the Ministry from time to time.
- Assistance may only be issued once every two years.
539 Bruce Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4X1
511 Devonshire Road
Windsor, Ontario N8Y 2L6
*Devonshire Senior's Residence
901 Riverside Drive West
Windsor, Ontario N9A 7J6
*IRIS Residential Inns
1280 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N8X 1J5
*La Maison Royale
1016 Pelissier Street
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4L7
*Manor House Lodge
1520 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N8X 1K7
*Marentette Rest Home
1758 Marentette Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N8X 4E6
*Salvation Army Community Care Centre
355 Church Street
Windsor, Ontario N9A 7G9
759 Victoria Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4N3
580 Devonshire Road
Windsor, Ontario N8Y 2L7
Alternate: 519-255-CITY (2489)
- Tax adjustment applications are available for those property owners who are applying for tax relief due to sickness or extreme poverty under Section 357. (1) (d.1) of the Ontario Municipal Act
- Intention of program is to provide temporary relief for property owners who may qualify
- The Tax Adjustment applies to only single family residential homes
- Click here for details
Monthly allowance based on family size, housing costs and income * monthly drug benefit card
Other services include:
- Community Start-Up Benefit - Help with housing or moving costs * covers costs related to starting a job or work placement
- Employment Start-Up Benefit - Covers costs related to starting a job or work placement
- Families with Children - Newborn child allowance, back to school allowance for dependent children, child care start-up costs, basic dental care for children
- Employment Assistance - Clients 18-65 years must participate in employment assistance activities unless they are living with a serious disability or illness or caring for preschool children
- Community Participation - Volunteer placements
- Job Search Programs - Based on skills, experience and circumstances
- Employment Placement - Job matching service
- Basic Education - Basic adult upgrading, high school upgrading, literacy and basic skills
- Job Skills Training - Development of skills for specific jobs, on-the-job training
- Supports to Self-Employment - Referrals to self-employment programs
- Discretionary Benefits - May include dentures, emergency dental services, eyeglasses, special diet allowance, health care supplies, medical transportation funds, prosthetic devices, funerals and burials
Programs may vary by city or municipality and may be available to non-Ontario Works recipients upon income assessment
Administers housing assistance programs, including assistance with utility costs
Housing Links for People (HeLP) Program - assistance with rental arrears, utility arrears, temporary housing, assistance with moving costs, emergency assistance with daily living costs and other forms of assistance to prevent homelessness
Housing Allowance Program - subsidies to tenants with private landlords to reduce tenant rent to affordable levels
Home Repair Program - financial assistance to low-income homeowners facing necessary repairs
Affordable Homeownership Program - financial assistance with down payment for first time home buyers
Low Income Energy Assistance Program - assistance with hydro arrears in St Thomas
Union Gas Emergency Assistance Program - Interest-free loan/grant program * people may be eligible if utilities, including gas, water or electricity, are going to be disconnected or already have been disconnected
Financial assistance available to eligible people and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless * assistance with hydro and rent arrears
Program sponsored by the Government of Ontario and administered by the County of Middlesex to address local priorities * people on Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), as well as low-income residents of Middlesex County may be eligible
Basic Financial Assistance (Ontario Works) - Short term income assistance for the cost of shelter and basic needs including food and clothing * also offers limited Emergency Assistance and Discretionary Benefits
Burial Assistance - For eligible applicants, financial assistance for families unable to meet the cost of a funeral and burial * the county will agree to pay the funeral costs up to a predetermined maximum * any income from other sources (insurance policies, Canada Pension Plan Death Benefits and family contributions) will be taken into consideration for payment ahead of the county contribution * for more information, call 519-434-7321 ext 2236
Child Care Fee Subsidy - Financial assistance toward the cost of licensed child care * for more information, call 519-434-7321 ext 2289 or 2265
Emergency Energy Fund (EEF) - One-time emergency financial assistance towards electricity bills for people who are in jeopardy of disconnection of a utility service * applicant must currently have received a disconnection notice, or have been disconnected * fund available for families in Middlesex County not receiving other forms of social assistance * application form available on Middlesex County Social Services website
Employment Assistance - Supports to eligible Ontario Works clients to help become and stay employed, such as job search support, basic education, employment placement, skills training, community participation and participation in substance use recovery programs * financial assistance may be provided to clients to cover certain related expenses such as transportation, child care and clothing
Housing Assistance - Social Housing providers are located throughout London and Middlesex * each program offers different housing alternatives (nonprofit housing, cooperative housing, subsidy, rent supplement program and rent-geared-to-income programs * for more information, or to apply, visit the Housing Access Centre or call 519-661-0861
Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP) - Program for eligible Ontario Works clients * parents under the age of 18 must participate in the program to remain eligible for OW * parents between the ages of 18 to 25 may voluntarily participate * completion of LEAP requirements entitles participant to $500 bursary, to be applied to post-secondary education, or may be saved for their children
Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) - Financial assistance available to eligible people and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless * assistance with hydro and rent arrears
519-964-3663 ext 300
Housing Stability Bank includes:
Rental Assistance Program - Interest-free loans to assist with rental arrears, first month's rent (ODSP recipients only) and/or last month's rent
Emergency Utility Assistance - Grants (until grant funds are exhausted annually) or interest-free loans to assist with utility arrears (gas, electricity or water)
- Effective Jan 1, 2017, to obtain an Emergency Utility Assistance Gas Arrears Grant through the Housing Stability Bank, applicants must first complete intake process conducted by the United Way of Greater Simcoe * final applications will be processed by the Housing Stability Bank
- To determine eligibility and complete intake application, call the United Way of Greater Simcoe toll free at 1-855-487-5327
- Once eligibility is determined, the Housing Stability Bank will contact eligible applicants to set up an appointment to begin processing their application at a Housing Stability Bank location
Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) - Ongoing assistance applied directly as credit on the bills of eligible low-income electricity consumers/households * credit amount based on the number of people living in the home and total household income * consumers may apply online (OntarioElectricitySupport.ca), or with the assistance of Housing Stability Bank locations * contact the Housing Stability Bank for more information
MONEY COACH Services - One-to-one coaching regarding financial matters * includes budgeting, banking, direct deposits, credit and debt management, benefit entitlement, completing applications * call 519-964-3663 ext 340 or 341 to make an appointment
Office: 519-482-8505 Ext 4509
Assistance may include but not be limited to: Emergency heat, water, sewage, rental arrears, dental. Eyeglasses, baby supplies, limited assistance with cost of prosthetic Items, other health care items. Limited financial assistance may be available in other exceptional circumstances.
Office: 519-482-8505 Ext 4501
More information about OW along with rates of assistance can be found HERE
Ontario Works, often called OW, is a program for people in Ontario who are in temporary financial need.
OW can provide money and/or help find a job. Financial need is determined by an Assessment of Eligibility by Ontario Works including review of income, liquid assets and living expenses. Support varies depending upon housing costs and family size.
Assistance may also be provided for:
- drug and dental coverage
- hearing aids
- employment start-up benefits
- job search help including resumes and interview skills, independent job searches, training or skills development
- Temporary Care Program - there is financial assistance available for children under the care of a guardian
|CMHA manages affordable rental units throughout Huron and Perth Counties, includes owned buildings and sublet units from local landlords. |
Tenants with limited income and evidence of a mental illness may qualify for a rental subsidy based on income. Support services are provided to assist tenants to maintain their residences. Long and short term accommodation is provided
Transitional units provide temporary furnished accommodation to facilitate discharges from hospital and assess a person's skills to maintain permanent housing.
Community Homes for Opportunity (CHO) - supportive housing program for people with serious mental illness
|Advocates and provides programs and services for people with mental disorders in order to enhance, maintain and promote the mental health of all individuals and communities in Huron and Perth Counties |
Family Support Group:
Peer Support Program: people with mental illness are supported to develop peer friendships through group meetings which offer social and recreational activities.
Supported Housing Program: affordable rental unites in Huron and Perth Counties, rental subsidy available based on income and evidence of a mental illness.
Community Homes for Opportunity (CHO): supportive housing program for people with serious mental illness
Education: offers workshops, resource centres at both office location and educational presentations to help overcome the stigma of mental illness.
Office: 519-271-3773 Ext 200
|Financial assistance to people experiencing homelessness to obtain and retain housing and to people at risk of homelessness to remain housed. . |
Programs available include: rental arrears, utility arrears, assistance with last month's rent, assistance with moving costs (does not include storage), furniture for new addresses, home repairs that would otherwise not be completed and may place individual's health and welfare at risk. Programs also include emergency shelter stays at local motels.
Low-income Energy Support Program (LEAP) - click here. If you're behind on your electricity or natural gas bill or face having your service disconnected, you may qualify for emergency financial help through LEAP. Please note for Festival Hydro customers this does not cover water or sewage fees and support is available from the City of Stratford Social Services, 519-271-3773 Ext 200.
Office: 519-271-3773 Ext 200
The Housing Access Centre is a part of the City of Stratford Housing Division and is responsible for managing the Coordinated Access Centralized Wait List for rent-geared-to-income (RGI) assistance. Units are available in the communities of Atwood, Listowel, Milverton, Mitchell, St. Marys, and Stratford.
Applicants may select from building selections in public housing, social housing (non-profit and co-ops), as well as rent subsidized units in privately owned buildings under the Rent Supplement program.
Centrally located out of the Social Services office, services include:
• Answers to questions about community housing in Stratford, Perth County and St. Marys
• Processing new applications for subsidized (rent-geared-to-income) housing
• Determine eligibility for RGI assistance according to the Housing Services Act, 2011
• Update applications for subsidized housing with required information changes
• Manage and maintain a Centralized Waiting List for Social Housing Providers within Perth Stratford
|Monthly benefit payment to help eligible households pay their rent. Benefit payments are: |
- rent-geared-to-income housing
- homeownership program
- ontario renovates program
- housing allowance and rental supplements
- emergency assistance
- shelter assistance
- food vouchers for local grocery store
- offer material and spiritual aid regardless of race, colour or creed
- offer eligible individuals and families help with rent and utilities in emergency situations
Social Assistance Services: 1-833-771-1163
Personal Case Information: 1-800-808-2268
Assistance includes income support for basic needs and shelter for eligible persons as well as access to benefits such as:
- drug coverage for most of the cost of prescription drugs for eligible family members
- special diet requirements due to a medical condition
- pregnancy nutritional/breastfeeding allowance for coverage of dietary needs during pregnancy and for 12 months after delivery if breastfeeding
- health-related Items such as diabetic supplies, surgical supplies and, dressings, approved medical transportation of $15 or more per month, and a guide dog benefit
- employment-related benefits when starting a new job or employment assistance activity
Ontario Works Employment supports help you become job-ready. Service Coordinators can help you access employment supports and provide more information
If you receive Ontario Works assistance and are actively involved in an employment assistance activity or have started a job, you may also be eligible to receive assistance with related expenses
Eligible low-income Brantford and Brant County residents, and residents receiving Social Assistance benefits, can get help with the cost of funerals, cremations, and burials. Eligibility is determined on the deceased person's income and assets, not the family member who is making the application