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Organization: North House  
Phone Numbers: 705-432-8654
Toll-Free: 1-877-406-8723
Fax: 905-852-4606
Email: admin@northhouse.ca
Website: www.northhouse.ca
Address:
PO Box 553
Cannington, ON
L0E 1E0
Street
Address
:
16 York St
Cannington
 
Intersection: Cameron St E and Adelaide St
Location: Brock
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Hours vary * Call for hours
Executives: Dawn Osier-Lewis - Homelessness Prevention Outreach/Wraparound Coordinator
dawnlewis@northhouse.ca
Service Description: To assist individuals and families to access basic needs in order to prevent homelessness through advocacy, housing assistance and accessing programs. Assistance in finding and maintaining housing for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless. Rural based housing strategies and supports centering on 3 main areas:

  • Homelessness Prevention and Outreach - for those in crisis, are homeless, or evicted * locate affordable housing * connect to shelters and hostels * support with rent arrears, utility arrears and last month rent deposit * support with the landlord/tenant board process * education seminars also provided.
  • Wrap Around process - Once through the immediate crisis, clients may be eligible for this program. A strength based assessment is done and a profile created where clients compile list of goals they want to achieve. Teams are created to help the client meet those goals and meetings are held monthly to assess the progress.
  • Financial Literacy - uses a combination of approaches to improve financial outcomes for people living in poverty in the townships of Uxbridge, Scugog and Brock in Durham Region. It provides access to accurate, relevant financial information, education and advice; assistance with filing taxes and access government benefits that boost income; assistance with accessing safe and affordable basic banking products and services; connects people to opportunities to build savings and assets for short-term emergencies and longer term goals; and ensures effective consumer protection and education.

Fees: No fees
Application: Intake eligibility process must be completed
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Must be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and looking for housing in north Durham.
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge  
See Also: Food Banks
Housing Referral and Rights

This information was last completely updated on July 25, 2017

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