United Way Perth-Huron

Site: No Physical Address - Huron County

Service: Urgent Needs Fund

Record #: HUR0495
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2023
Last Full Update: 30 Aug 2023


Description (Service) A discretionary fund available to provide individuals in Perth and Huron experiencing or 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;
  • employment readiness (e.g. professional clothing, professional development opportunities, workshops, training certificate, etc.);
  • 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 2-1-1 available 24/7
Areas Served Huron County
Eligibility Individuals must reside in Perth County or Huron County, have exhausted all other funding options, be over 18 OR homeless youth, and meet income eligibility criteria.
Application Call 2-1-1
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community South Huron
Address & Map
South Huron, ON
Canada N0M 1M0

Contact Information

Office Phone 2-1-1, Intakes
Toll Free Phone 1-877-818-8867
Fax 519-273-9350
E-Mail info@perthhuron.unitedway.ca
Website perthhuron.unitedway.ca/community-resources/urgent-needs-fund-for-individuals/
Social Media Facebook Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UWPH1
Instagram Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unitedwayph/
LinkedIn LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/united-way-of-perth-huron
Twitter Twitter: https://twitter.com/UnitedWayPH
YouTube YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/UnitedWPH
Mailing Address United Centre; 32 Erie St 
Stratford, ON 
Canada N5A 2M4

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