Norfolk. Health and Social Services

Social Services Division, Haldimand Office

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Record #: SIM1520 Last Full Update: 30 Jan 2014
Location, Telephone & Internet
Address & Map
117 Forest St E
Dunnville, ON N1A 1B9
 
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Located In CommunityDunnville
IntersectionForest St E and Cedar St
Office Phone905-318-6623
Toll Free PhoneWelfare Fraud Line - 1-800-420-5403
Fax905-774-1538 
Websitewww.hnss.org
Contact Information
Mailing AddressPO Box 570 
Simcoe, ON N3Y 4N5
Primary ContactJamie Brownlee, Manager
Description & Services
AccessibilityFully Accessible
DescriptionApplicants can apply for Ontario Works assistance by: 
* Calling the Social Services office during regular business hours and speaking with a Case Aide  
* Click here to complete online application 
 
Once a telephone interview is conducted, or the on-line application is completed, a face to face interview will take place at the OW office within their community.  
 
The purpose of the Social Services Division is to provide emergency short-term financial assistance under the Ontario Works Act. Services include: 
 
ONTARIO WORKS ASSISTANCE:  
 
i)Financial assistance is provided to persons in need to cover their cost of food and shelter. Any individual over 16 years of age (with special circumstances to age 18) can apply for OW either over the phone or in person at the office. An office appointment is then made with a Case Manager within 4 working days. If the applicant is eligible, a cheque/direct bank deposit is usually issued within 3 to 5 working days after all documents have been supplied and verified.  
 
ii) Employment assistance is available to all employable clients in receipt of Ontario Works assistance. The following components are negotiated with the client and Employment Case Manager:  
a) Employment Supports: Enables the client to take advantage of available community resources in order to improve their basic education, job-specific skills training, job search techniques and educational upgrading. 
b) Community Placement: Provides the opportunity to volunteer in the community applying existing skills and developing skills, experience and contacts for future employment. 
c) Employment Placement: Permits referral to job placement for those who have good technical skills but limited opportunities. 
d) Learning Earning and Parenting: for parents, up to the age of 25, who have not obtained their grade 12 education. 
 
iii) Discretionary benefits are provided to eligible OW/ODSP recipients and their family members for health-related items. 
 
CHILD CARE FEE SUBSIDY: 
The Child Care Fee Subsidy program helps families pay for licensed child care and approved recreation porgrams so that parents/caregivers can work or attend school. Families who qualify will have some or all of their child care costs covered. 
 
You may be eligible for help with child care costs: 
 
If you live in Haldimand or Norfolk Counties and have a child (or children) under age 12 (or under the age of 18 if special needs exist), and at least one of the following applies: 
 
- you are employed full or part time 
- you are attending school full or part ime 
- you are retraining full or part time 
- you are a parent with special needs, or have a child with special needs, and have been referred by a professional 
- you are a parent with therapeutic needs, or have a child with therapeutic needs and have been referred by a professional 
 
DOMICILIARY HOSTELS AND HOMELESS PREVENTION PROGRAMS: Contact Heidy Van Dyk, Social Housing Manager at (519) 426-6170 Ext 3122. 
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
DatesAll year
Areas ServedHaldimand County ; Norfolk County
EligibilityAll, individuals and families must meet certain Legislative criteria.
ApplicationCall local Social Services office
FeesNone
LanguagesEnglish
Subjects
SubjectsFinancial programs ; Social assistance ; Social work services ; Welfare