United Way Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District

Site: Sault Ste. Marie - Mailing Address

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 
  • 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
Application
  • 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
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-256-7476 Ext. 222
Toll Free Phone 1-866-936-4228
E-Mail catrust@uwssmalgoma.ca
Website www.uwssmalgoma.ca
Primary Executive Lori Huston, Manager, Essential Services; Phone: 705-949-6565 ext 210; Fax: 705-759-5899; Email: lhuston@uwssmalgoma.ca
Alternate Executive Gary Vipond, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 705-256-7476 ext 201; Fax: 705-759-5899; Email: gvipond@uwssmalgoma.ca
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address Sault Ste. Marie, ON
 
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Mailing Address c/o Community Assistance Trust and Northern Health Travel Grant 
United Way Sault Ste Marie 
258 Queen St E, Suite 301 
Sault Ste Marie, ON P6A 1Y7
Physical Access Not Applicable
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