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Hope Centre (The)

Site: Hope Centre (The)

Service: Financial and Community Programs

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-788-0744
Primary Contact Front Desk; Phone: 905-788-0744 ext 221
Alternate Contact Financial Commuinity Coach; Phone: 905-788-0744 ext 222
Site Details
Areas Served Pelham ; Port Colborne ; Wainfleet ; Welland
Located In Community Welland
Address & Map
570 King St
Welland, ON L3B 3L2
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Intersection King St and Ontario Rd
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) Programs include: 
Utility Assistance: Provides intake for the Niagara Emergency Energy Fund (NEEF) and the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) for emergency financial assistance for low income households facing disconnection (gas or hydro). Also provides intake for the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) to lower electricity bills for low-income households.  
Clothing: St Vincent de Paul clothing vouchers 
Koats for Kids: provides donated winter apparel to children and adults. Call the centre for details - 905-788-0744 ext 221 
Trusteeship: assists clients in effective budgeting * ensuring rent and bills are paid directly to the landlord and service providers to prevent evictions/disconnections 
Dental: Brushed Aside partner agency - Limited assistance available for the treatment of pain/infection or dentures provided through a partnership with the United Way and other local agencies.  
Our Sight Program: assists clients with obtaining prescription eyeglasses 
Community Coach Program: provide housing information, assistance with goal setting, advocacy and emotional support 
Kacey Lynn Fund: financial assistance to eligible families with children encountering health and dental expenses beyond their income and/or health benefits 
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities: provides financial subsidies to qualifying children and youth so they can participate in organized sports and recreation 
Flexible funds: to assist eligible clients with barriers to moving forward
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Eligibility Low income individuals * Utility assistance is provided on a case by case basis to those who meet financial eligibility guidelines * Kacey Lynn Fund - families with children up to and including age 18
Application The following documents must be brought for each individual in the household: 
* Proof of Income (including Child Tax Benefit) 
* 30 day bank statement from day of appointment 
* Rent/mortgage receipt and property taxes 
* Gas/hydro/water/phone bills 
* Notice of disconnect (if seeking utility funds) 
* Identification for all individuals in the household
Languages English
Fees None
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Service Categories Clothing Vouchers ; Housing Search Assistance ; Individual Advocacy ; Medical Expense Assistance ~ Dental Problems ; Medical Expense Assistance ~ Youth ; Personal Finances Administration ; Recreation Related Expense Assistance ~ Youth ; Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance ; Utility Assistance ; Visual/Reading Aids ; Winter Clothing
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