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Organization: St Thomas-Elgin Ontario Works  
Phone Numbers: 519-631-9350
Toll-Free: 1-800-265-4362
Fax: 519-631-1824
Website: stthomas.ca/content/ontario-works
Address:
423 Talbot St
St Thomas, ON
N5P 1C1
Intersection: Talbot St and Mary St W
Location: St Thomas
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Admin: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Intake Line: Mon-Fri 8:30am-12noon, 1pm-4pm
Executives: Elizabeth Sebestyen - Acting Director
519-631-9350 ext 7126 * esebestyen@stthomas.ca
Service Description: Social assistance program that provides employment assistance and financial support for basic needs

Financial Assistance - Short term income assistance for the cost of shelter and basic needs including food and clothing * also offers emergency assistance for items of extreme need such as: medical supplies (diabetic supplies, surgical supplies), and medical travel and transportation

Employment Assistance - Supports to help people become and stay employed, such as job search support, basic education, employment placement, skills training, community participation, and participation in substance abuse recovery programs * financial assistance is provided to clients to cover certain related expenses such as bus transportation, child care and clothing * services provided by local Employment Resource Centres

Child Care - Child care fee subsidy program for children based on income

Family Support Program - Assists Ontario Works recipients to obtain child and spousal support payments

Housing Links for People (HeLP) - Immediate financial assistance to low-income households to prevent homelessness * may provide funds related to utility bills in arrears, rent arrears, food vouchers, necessities to set up a permanent residence, and other expenses to prevent homelessness
 
Discretionary Benefits - Financial assistance for special items of extreme need may be provided to eligible recipients
 
Learning, Earning, and Parenting (LEAP) Program - Supports to help parents complete high school, enhance their parenting skills, and prepare them to enter the workforce
 
Winter Warmth - Union Gas subsidy program * assists lower-income families with arrears amounts on their Union Gas bill

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Fees: Free
Application: Call or visit website

Housing Links for People (HeLP) - Ontario works recipients, contact your case worker * all other applicants, call 519-631-9350, option 3, to speak with Intake Worker
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Adults and youth 16-65 years in financial need who meet eligibility requirements

Discretionary Benefits - Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program clients * may also be available to people with a low income or those in receipt of Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security or Guaranteed Annual Income Supplement
Languages: English
Area(s) Served: Elgin (Map)
See Also: Child Care - Subsidy
Financial Assistance
Financial Assistance for Children and Families

This information was last completely updated on 11/23/2015

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