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|GAIN - Older Adult Description||Distributes good used clothing, small household articles and food to residents living below the poverty line as well as those in emergency situations with a demonstrated need. The St Catharines office may provide limited assistance for dental/vision care, as well as operating the Food Bank and the Christmas Bureau. Life Skills training includes Savoury Samples Program, Community Gardens, canning program. |
Collects cash register tapes for Zehrs, A&P and Commisso's. Also collects old ink cartridges and cell phones for recycling.
|Older Adult Categories - Niagara||ABUSE & CRISIS INTERVENTION (ALL) ; ACI - Food Banks/Emergency Food ; ACI - Homeless Supports/Shelters ; Community Health - Dental Care ; Community Health - Vision & Hearing ; COMMUNITY HEALTH (ALL) ; Financial - Assistance Programs ; FINANCIAL (ALL)|
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|Address & Map|
12 North St
St Catharines, ON L2R 2S3
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|Located In Community||St Catharines|
|Intersection||North St off of Court St|
|Mailing Address||PO Box 575 |
St Catharines, ON L2R 6W8
|Primary Contact||Marcy Heit, Operations Manager/Volunteer Coordinator; Email: email@example.com|
|Primary Executive||Betty-Lou Souter, Chief Executive Officer|
|Alternate Executive||Bryon Johnston, Chair|
|Description & Services|
|Areas Served||St Catharines ; Thorold|
|Description||Distributes food, good used clothing, small household articles to residents facing financial challenges |
Assistance for emergency prescription expenses, dental (cleaning/scaling not covered) and vision care contingent upon available funds * assistance is provided on a limited case by case basis when funds are available
The Christmas Bureau provides new toys (age specific) and grocery vouchers. Life Skills training includes Savoury Samplings Program, Community Gardens, and a preserves/canning program. Collection of cash register tapes from Zehrs for the save a tape program. Also offers the Snacks & Sneakers program in late August (backpacks and school supplies while supplies last)
Shelter issues are addressed through ComunityCare's Housing Help Program. Call 905 984-8955. Trusteeships are provided to those experiencing money management issues.
Administers the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program for St Catharines. Jumpstart provides financially disadvantaged children, aged 4-18 years, with the opportunity to participate in sports and recreational activities. Call 905-685-1349 ext 228 for more information.
PROJECT ZERO - Free combination smoke detector/carbon monoxide detector. St Catharines Fire Services, Enbridge Gas and the Fire marshal's Public Fire Safety Council have joined forces to offer this program which will see more than 300 smoke alarm/carbon monoxide detectors installed in St Catharines homes of residents who may not have the resources to purchase and install them. Applications are available at Community Care of St Catharines and Thorold, 12 North St and at the St Catharines Fire Prevention office at 8 Academy St.
|Hours||Office Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm * Client Services Mon-Thu 9 am-3 pm, Fri 9 am-12 noon|
|Eligibility||All, with low income or demonstrated need|
|Languages||English ; Translations in other languages available|
|Application||Proper ID required, plus proof of address and proof of income.|
|Print Material||Pamphlet - The Yellow Card; Annual Report, Brochures available|
|Funding||Donations - Corporate and Private ; United Way - St Catharines|
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|Service Categories||Christmas Baskets ; Clothing Donation Programs ; Dental Care Expense Assistance ; Eye Care Expense Assistance ; Food Banks ; Household Goods Donation Programs ; Life Skills Education ; Prescription Expense Assistance ; Recreation Related Subsidies ; School Supplies Donation Programs|
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