United Way Simcoe Muskoka

Site: Muskoka District

Service: Urgent Needs Fund - Muskoka District

Record #: CWD2542
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2024
Last Full Update: 07 Mar 2024


Description (Service)
A discretionary fund available to provide individuals in the District of Muskoka, who are experiencing or are at-risk of poverty, emergency financial assistance with modest one-time grants to address basic needs including:
  • food security (e.g. grocery gift card, baby food, etc.);
  • transportation (e.g. gas gift card, taxi voucher, bus ticket, medical transportation, etc.);
  • basic needs (e.g. clothing, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene supplies, footwear, etc.) including delivery of items;
  • social integration (e.g. access to a cellphone or phone cards, computer rentals, etc.);
  • health and wellness (e.g. medication, emergency dental, eyeglasses, etc.);
  • housing start-up costs (e.g. furniture, kitchen supplies, bedding, mattress, etc.);
  • child care;
  • family supports (e.g. parenting courses, educational resources and supplies for children/youth);
  • personal Identification (e.g. birth certificate, health card, SIN, driver's license);
  • student assistance for elementary and high school students (books, supplies, registration / application fees); and/or,
  • mental health supports;
  • income tax filing costs;
  • utilities
Requests for assistance will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Service Details

Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Summer hours (Victoria Day to Labour Day): Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Muskoka District
Eligibility Individual must reside in Muskoka District, have exhausted all other funding options and have an annual household income that meets one of the following:
  • 1 person household with income of $28,000 or less
  • 2 person household with income of $39,000 or less
  • 3 - 4 person household with income of $48,000 or less
  • 5 or more person household with income of $52,000 or less
ID and proof of income is required
Application Muskoka District residents call District of Muskoka Housing Support 705-645-2412 ext 4363 or 1-800-461-4215 ext 4363
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Bracebridge
Address & Map
70 Pine St
Bracebridge, ON
Canada P1L 1N3
Physical Access Fully accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-645-2412 ext 4363
Toll Free Phone 1-800-461-4215 ext 4363
E-Mail housingsupport@muskoka.on.ca
Website uwsimcoemuskoka.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UWSimcoeMuskoka
Instagram Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uwsimcoemuskoka
LinkedIn LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/1983086/admin
Twitter Twitter: https://twitter.com/UWSimcoeMuskoka
Mailing Address 70 Pine St 
Bracebridge, ON 
Canada P1L 1N3

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