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 and 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 that otherwise may not be covered by OHIP+) 
  • Emergency dental services 
  • 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 
  • 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 assistance 
  • Individuals who must travel long distances to receive medical care or services not available locally, but cannot afford to pay the costs of travel and accommodation that are eligible for reimbursement from the program
  • Initial intake by phone 
  • Must provide documents to support requests 
  • Identification required 
  • Rent or Utility Arrears assistance: applicant must complete a Housing Stability Bank application 
  • Northern Health Travel Grant assistance applicants: 
    • 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
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) ; Provincial - Ontario Works ; Grants ; Donations - Sault Ste Marie PUC; Service Clubs ; United Way - Sault Ste Marie and Algoma District