The Community Liaison Worker program is a resource offered by the United Way of Sault Ste. Marie.
Our goal is to help preserve tenancies and prevent homelessness by:
- Providing information on community programs and services
-Connecting people with those services
-Working with landlords and tenants to develop solutions to problems
-Advocating on behalf of tenants to secure needed services
-Offering ongoing support
You can contact the Community Liaison Worker if you are:
-Looking for housing
-Needing financial help
-In a dispute with your landlord or another tenant
-Need information about community resources
-Unsure about what to do about your situation
Feel free to call the Community Liaison Worker directly 705-256-7476 ext. 222
If you prefer to contact other resources directly, below is a list of key contacts that may be able to help you out.
Rent eviction assistance Community Assistance Trust 541-7327
Looking for housing
The Urban Aboriginal Homelessness Program 256-5634
Sault Ste. Marie Social Housing 946-2077
Neech-Ke-Wehn Homes 759-2652
Phoenix Rising Non Profit Homes 945-5137
Ontario Works 759-5266
Women in Crisis 759-1230
Vincent Place Men’s Shelter 253-2770
Pauline’s Place (males and females 16-21) 759-4663
The Canadian Red Cross (if disaster related) 759-4547
Needing legal advice
The Algoma Community Legal Clinic 942-4900
The John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie provides community outreach and group social skills training to assist tenants in maintaining their housing. Group services are provided at the Soup Kitchen, the Shelters and the Community Hubs. The JHS also provides immediate social skills development for tenants having difficulty getting along with their landlords, other tenants and/or maintaining their housing. 759-1703
Don’t wait until the last minute.
Problems are easier to solve when their small ones!