|Record #: VTC0219||Last Modified: 30 Aug 2018||Last Full Update: 30 Aug 2018|
The Social Services division administers the Ontario Works (OW) program and Children's Services in Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County. We also deliver homelessness prevention services in partnership with the City's Housing Help Centre.
Ontario Works provides financial and employment assistance to people in need. Children's Services staff ensure that quality, stable and affordable childcare is available to residents of the City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County.
Residents of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County can seek the assistance of our Social Services division by visiting or contacting one of our offices, at 1-877-324-9870, open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm
Provides financial support for basic needs to eligible recipients. Eligibility and the amount of assistance is based on family size, income, assets and living arrangements. Other benefits may also be provided, including Ontario Drug Benefits coverage, Medical Transportation costs, Diabetic Supplies, Dental and Vision care for children and health-related discretionary benefits for adults. To apply for assistance, call ext.3.
Almost all recipients of financial support must participate in employment related activities. These can include job searching, educational opportunities, volunteering, training and/or job retention programs. There are also a number of financial supports to assist with participation costs. Individuals who are leaving assistance because of work can continue to receive a number of benefits, including the drug benefit card and other supports, for between 6 and 12 months after going off assistance.
Provides financial support for eligible applicants for child care services in a Ministry licensed child care program or private home and in an informal setting for recipients of financial support under the Ontario Works Act. Agencies may also receive financial support through wage subsidies. Financial supports to agencies may also be provided to support the inclusion of children with special needs.
Providing support and assistance to help with maintaining housing, help to find housing, help for Landlords, and help with emergency housing through a 19 bed emergency shelter (operated by A Place Called Home).
Learning Earning and Parenting for Young Parents (LEAP Program): is a Social Service program for young parents 16 and over who do not have their high school diploma please talk to your Case Worker if you are interested.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm|
|Areas Served||Haliburton County ; Kawartha Lakes|
|Eligibility||Most programs are needs tested based on income, assets and living arrangements as per the Ontario Works Act and Regulations, the Early Learning and Care Act and local policies.|
|Application||To apply, call 705-324-9870 ext 3 or toll free 1-877-324-9870 ext 3 to request an intake.|
|Languages||English - Reception, Website, Programs, Publications|
|Address and Location|
|Site Location||Provincial Building|
|Located In Community||Lindsay|
|Address & Map||
322 Kent St W
Lindsay, ON K9V 4S7
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|Intersection||Kent Street West and Angeline Street|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible - Washroom, Entrance, Parking|
|Toll Free Phone||1-877-324-9870|
|Primary Contact||Janine Mitchell, Manager Social Services|
|Alternate Contact||Donna Jokinen; Anne Kuipers; Jamie Clysdale, Program Supervisor(s); Phone: 705-324-9870; Fax: 705-328-2875; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mailing Address||PO Box 2600
Lindsay, ON K9V 4S7