United Way Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District

Site: Sault Ste. Marie - Mailing Address

Service: Community Assistance Trust

Description & Services
Public Comments Email for Northern Health Travel Grant is nhtg@ssmunitedway.ca
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 
  • 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) 
  • Home Heating-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-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. These forms can be picked up at the United Way Office at 7A Oxford Street.
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-256-7476 Press 3
E-Mail catrust@ssmunitedway.ca
Website www.uwssmalgoma.ca
Primary Executive Lori Huston, Manager, Volunteer Sault Ste Marie; Phone: 705-949-6565 ext 210; Fax: 705-759-5899; Email: lhuston@ssmunitedway.ca
Alternate Executive Gary Vipond, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 705-256-7476 ext 201; Fax: 705-759-5899; Email: gvipond@ssmunitedway.ca
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address Sault Ste. Marie
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Mailing Address c/o Community Assistance Trust and Northern Health Travel Grant 
United Way Sault Ste Marie 
7 Oxford St, Unit A 
Sault Ste Marie, ON P6B 1R7
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (80) United Way
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