Empower Simcoe

Site: South Georgian Bay

Service: Regional Housing Support Services

Description (Service) Housing Resource Centre to assist those looking for permanent housing, services include:  
* assistance with accessing funding for utility and rent related expenses  
* assistance with accessing funding for support services needed for individuals with a disability or mental illness who are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support  
* landlord/tenant mediation  
* referrals to community resources  
* maintaining a landlord registry  
* maintaining a housing registry of houses, townhouses, apartments, rooms and shared accommodation  
* assistance with applications for subsidized housing which must be forwarded by client  
* assistance with applications for Housing Retention Fund, which is intended to assist low income residents of Simcoe County who are facing rent arrears or energy related financial emergencies by providing them with financial assistance  
* assistance with applications for Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP)  
Member of the Simcoe County Alliance to End Homelessness * Housing access workers also provide support at the Collingwood Public Library and the South Georgian Bay Community Centre
Service Details
Hours Office  
By appointment only: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * closed daily from 12 noon-1 pm 
Drop-in Hours: Tue 9 am-11:30 am 
Outreach Locations - Drop-in 
Mon 10 am-4:30 pm, Collingwood Public Library, 55 Ste Marie St, Collingwood  
Wed 9 am-4:30 pm, South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, 4 Ramblewood Dr, Unit 202, Wasaga Beach
Areas Served Clearview (Simcoe County) ; Collingwood ; Wasaga Beach - and surrounding area ; See catchment area map: www.simcoecommunityservices.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Housing-Resource-Centres-map.jpg
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Adults * Young Adults * 16 yrs and up who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, low income or having a special need that affects ability to obtain or maintain adequate affordable housing
Application Call to make an appointment and to get an application form * Referral - social agency * Referral - self
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Collingwood
Address & Map
485 Second St, Unit B
Collingwood, ON L9Y 2E1
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Intersection High St and Second St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone Regional Housing Support Services: 705-739-0485
Toll Free Phone 1-833-726-9082
Website https://empowersimcoe.ca/
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/EmpowerSimcoe/
Instagram Instagram: www.instagram.com/empower_simcoe/
LinkedIn LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/empower-simcoe/
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/SimcoeCommSrvs
Primary Contact Laurie Straughan, Supports and Services Manager; Phone: 705-726-9082 ext 2239; Email: lstraughan@empowersimcoe.ca
Alternate Contact Luke Allen, Housing Access Worker; Email: lallen@empowersimcoe.ca
Primary Executive Claudine Cousins, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 705-726-9082

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