Other Helpful Agencies

The following agencies may also be of assistance

Project SHARE
Emergency assistance and supports for families and individuals.

Port Cares
Dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents of Port Colborne.

The Hope Centre
Several forms of assistance.

Multicultural Centres
Help newly arrived immigrants and refugees.
St. Catharines: 905-685-6589
Niagara Falls: 289-296-8400
Fort Erie: 905-871-3641
Welland: 905-732-5337

Hannah House Maternity Home
Maternity home sheltering and supporting mothers 21 years of age and under

Bethlehem Housing and Support Services
Provides supportive, transitional and permanent housing for women, men and families, community outreach support for women who have experienced domestic violence, a community lifeskills program and Skills of Success for Women.

Habitat for Humanity Niagara
905-685-7395 ext. 406
Affordable homeownership for families who are ready for the responsibility and challenges of homeownership, but would not qualify for a bank mortgage.

Food Banks

Community Care
St. Catharines: 905-685-1349
Thorold: 905-227-9240
West Niagara: 905-563-5822

Community Outreach Program Erie (COPE)

Grimsby Benevolent Fund

The Hope Centre

Open Arms Mission Welland

Port Cares
905-834-3629 or 905-835-1914

Project SHARE

Financial Assistance

Ontario Works - To request an application or if you have a general inquiry, call 905-641-9230
or 1-866-627-1110.

Social Assistance Offices (Ontario Works)
St. Catharines: 905-641-9960
Niagara Falls: 905-354-3561
Welland: 905-734-7975
Fort Erie: 905-354-3561
Port Colborne: 905-734-7975

Ontario Disability Support Program

Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security

Senior Services

Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)

Senior Community Programs
For general information on Senior Services, call Community Services at 905-984-2621.

Children Services

Child Care
For information on community-based children's agencies across Niagara call 905-984-6900

Supports to Children with Special Needs

Licensed Regional Child Care Services
St. Catharines: 905-684-9927
Niagara Falls: 905-356-7677
Welland: 905-735-2665
Fort Erie: 905-871-7706
Port Colborne: 905-835-0369

Providing Recreation/Cultural Opportunities (PRO-Kids)
905-984-6900 or 1-800-263-7215 ext. 3797
Financial assistance for eligible households to support children from birth to 17 in the recreation and/or cultural activity of their choice.

Niagara Region Public Health Department
Committed to proactive delivery of care through health protection, disease prevention, health promotion, and injury prevention programs.

  • Main Office: 905-688-3762
  • Niagara Falls: 905-356-1538
  • Niagara Parents: 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7555
  • Fort Erie: 905-871-6513
  • Tobacco Hotline: 1-888-505-6074 ext.7393
  • Health Bus Info: 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7512
  • Prenatal Classes: 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7555
  • Immunization Report: 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7425

Dental Services for Children and Youth 17 years – Healthy Smiles Ontario
Healthy Smiles Ontario is a government-funded dental program that provides free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services for children and youth 17 years of age and under. For more information or to see if your child qualifies please call the Dental Health Line at 905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7399.

Bethlehem Housing and Support Services
The Early Learning Centres welcome parents and caregivers with children from birth to age six to participate in a variety of interactive, educational and fun-filled activities.

Additional Resources

Niagara Region "A Home for All"

Landlord and Tenant Board

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