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Start Me Up Niagara

Site: St Catharines - Gale Cres

Service: Housing Preservation

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-984-5310
Fax 905-984-8949
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Primary Contact Jessica Yendt, Housing Coordinator; Phone: 905-984-5310 ext 502; Email:
Alternate Contact Jessica Schmitt, Housing Support; Email:
Primary Executive Laura Dumas, Executive Director; Phone: 905-984-5310 ext 103; Email:
Alternate Executive Paul Miller, Board Chair; Email:
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community St Catharines
Address & Map
17 Gale Cres E
St Catharines, ON L2R 3K8
Intersection Geneva St and Gale Cres
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) Individualized advocacy and support to maintain housing for those who have experienced chronic homelessness or at imminent risk of housing loss.  
* Assistance with landlord issues 
* Help accessing available community supports 
* Advocacy 
* One on one individualized support 
* Finding the right housing option 
* Working with landlords and prospective tenants to make the right match
Hours COVID-19: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-3:30 pm * Sat-Sun 11:15 am-1 pm 
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9 am-4 pm * Wed 9 am-2 pm Office closed between noon and 1pm daily.
Eligibility Individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness or at imminent risk of housing loss.
Application Call or visit
Languages English ; French - Interpretation, Tues-Thurs
Fees None
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Project funding, donations, fundraising, United Way St Catharines and District, Niagara Prosperity Initiave, Niagara Region, Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
Service Categories Housing Search Assistance ; Landlord Rights Information/Counselling ; Landlord/Tenant Dispute Resolution ; Tenant Rights Information/Counselling
Print Material Street News / quarterly

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