The best place to start if you need help is to call 211. Simply dial "211" on your phone TTY: 1-888-340-1001
Dialling 211 is free; the service they provide is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and in more than 150 different languages. With access to over
56,000 services and agencies across Ontario, 211 is able to provide assistance on a wide range of topics.
CLEO produces clear, accurate and practical legal information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights.
Mobile assessments, telephone support and interventions for Niagara residents experiencing a crisis or mental health concern
Free, 24-hour, confidential telephone crisis intervention support service available to anyone in need in the Niagara Region.
St. Catharines, Niagara Falls And Area – 905-688-3711
Port Colborne, Wainfleet and Area – 905-734-1212
Fort Erie and Area - 905-382-0689
Grimsby, West Lincoln – 905-563-6674
Niagara region identification clinic will assist with application for new and replacement identification.
Free income tax return completion by volunteers.
Phone line referral service that anyone can call to help connect an at-risk senior with programs and services to help them stay safe and independent at home.
If you have a disability and need help with your living expenses, you may be eligible for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
Ministry of Community and Social Services
Ontario Disability Support Program / Income and Employment Supports
Garden City Tower
301 St. Paul Street Mezzanine Floor
St. Catharines ON L2R 7R4
Tel: (905) 688-3022
Toll Free: 1-800-263-5413
TDD/TTY: (905) 688-1140
ODSP Medical Review Fact Sheet: explains what medical reviews are, how they are done, and what you should do if you get a letter in the mail saying that you are going to be reviewed.
Social assistance programs help residents who are in financial need by providing money for basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter.