Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board

Site: Fort Frances Office

Service: Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative

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Description & Services
Public Comments NOTE: This program does not provide financial assistance to individuals living on a First Nations Reserve. Individuals can contact their Band Office to inquire about rent or utility arrears
Description (Service) Assists individuals and families who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness to meet certain housing needs
Services provided include:
Emergency Shelter Solutions 
  • Assists with finding a temporary safe bed and necessary basic needs
Homelessness Prevention 
  • Provides financial assistance for emergency needs, rental and utility arrears and for basic necessities
Housing Support Services which can include financial assistance for: 
  • Gas and hydro deposits 
  • Hook-up fees 
  • Household furnishings 
  • Last month's rent deposit 
  • Moving and transportation to the home of the recipient
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Rainy River District
  • Individuals and families at-risk of becoming homeless or who are homeless 
  • Requires completed application to be reviewed by committee members
Individual must: 
  • Be low income 
  • Not have accessed services within the last 24 months 
  • Must be 16 years of age or older
Application Contact office for information or see CHPI brochure
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-5349
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-5349
Fax 807-274-0678
E-Mail reception@rrdssab.on.ca
Website www.rrdssab.ca
Primary Contact Reception; Phone: 807-274-5349 ext 221
Alternate Contact Sandra Weir, Integrated Services Manager; Phone: 807-274-5349 ext 230; Email: sandraw@rrdssab.on.ca
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 450 Scott St
Fort Frances, ON P9A 1H2
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Intersection Scott St and Armit Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial