Poverty forces people to make impossible decisions like paying rent or putting food on the table. The complexity of poverty has many contributing factors. Its social and economic issues impact entire communities and everyone who lives in them.
Meet the basic needs of our community’s most vulnerable people, giving everyone the opportunity to succeed.
United Way Centraide North East Ontario along with our partners are helping to provide the foundational building blocks of a good life. This includes ensuring that essential services such as emergency shelter, food, employment, financial sustainability support and training programs are available when and where they are needed.
Your support makes a difference. In 2018:
Shelter and Housing
991 Individuals were provided safe shelter and housing support services.
62,622 Meals/food assistance were provided to those in need.
4,085 Income tax returns were filed at no-cost, enabling low-income earners to access benefits and tax credits.
14,675 Interventions/supportive contacts were made with vulnerable individuals during street outreach.