United Way Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District

Site: Sault Ste. Marie

Service: Community Assistance Trust

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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Focuses on reducing the impact of poverty for those in the greatest need 
  • Identifies gaps and duplication in services 
  • Assists with medical transportation through the Northern Health Travel Grant (NHTG) 
  • Assists individuals with one time emergency funding for a direct service 
  • Provides referrals to appropriate community services to assist individuals with their personal needs
Provides financial assistance in the following areas: 
  • Eyeglasses 
  • Baby safety items (crib, crib mattress, car seat, baby gate, prescriptions for children) 
  • Emergency Dental 
  • Rental arrears (to avoid eviction) 
  • Utilities (to avoid disconnection)
Northern Health Travel Grant 
  • Assists individuals who are eligible for the grant by advancing money for the travel costs
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Algoma District
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
  • Assists low to moderate income households 
  • Individuals who received a threat of eviction (an N4 form -- Notice to End Tenancy Early) 
  • For rental arrears
Northern Health Travel Grant 
  • Individuals who must travel long distances to receive medically needed insured specialty services that are not available locally 
  • Must present paper copy of grant application filled out by local doctor 
  • Must reside in the Algoma District 
  • Must not be receiving benefits from Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program 
  • Must meet standards of income assessment
  • Initial intake by phone 
  • Must provide documents to support requests 
  • Appropriate identification required 
  • Clients applying for Rent or Utility Arrears must complete a Housing Stability Bank application -Forms can be picked up at the United Way Office at 301-258 Queen Street East
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-256-7476 Ext 222
Toll Free Phone 1-866-936-4228
Fax 705-759-5899
E-Mail catrust@uwssmalgoma.ca
Website www.uwssmalgoma.ca
Primary Contact Dawna King, Community Assistance Trust Coordinator; Phone: 705-256-7476 ext 222; Email: dking@uwssmalgoma.ca
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address 258 Queen St E, Suite 301
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 1Y7
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Intersection Queen St E and Bruce St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2001
Funding Regional / Municipal - District of Sault Ste Marie Social Services Administration Board (DSSAB); Winter Warmth -- Union Gas ; Provincial - Ontario Works ; Grants - Various sponsors ; Donations - Sault Ste Marie PUC; Service Clubs ; United Way - Sault Ste Marie and District