Lanark. Social Services

Site: Smith Falls - Abbott St N

Service: Ontario Works

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Names
Alternate Name LHC ; Ontario Works, Lanark County ; OW
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Smiths Falls
Address & Map
52 Abbott St N, Unit 4
Smiths Falls, ON K7A 1W3
 
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Intersection Beckwith St S and Lombard St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Financial Assistance, Ontario Works, Social Housing 
Monthly allowance based on family size, housing costs and income * monthly drug coverage * other services include: 
 
Employment Start-Up Benefit -- covers costs related to starting a job or work placement * Families with Children -- newborn child allowance, child care start-up costs, basic dental care for children 
 
Employment Assistance -- Clients 18-65 years must participate in employment assistance activities unless they are living with a serious disability or illness, or caring for preschool children 
 
Community Participation -- volunteer placements * job search programs -- based on individual’s skills, experience and circumstances * employment placement -- job matching service * basic education -- basic adult upgrading * high school upgrading * English as a Second Language (ESL) classes * literacy and basic skills * job skills training -- development of skills for specific jobs * on-the-job training * supports to self-employment -- referrals to self-employment programs 
 
Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP) -- helps young parents finish high school, improve parenting skills, locate and maintain employment 
 
Other services 
Discretionary Benefits – may be eligible for emergency dental services, eyeglasses, special diet allowance, health care supplies, medical transportation funds, prosthetic devices, funerals and burials * programs may vary by city or municipality, and may be available to non-Ontario Works recipients upon income assessment 
 
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) 1-800-808-2268 -- automated information and payment details, payment history, file status * information and announcements about Ontario Works * service not available to TTY users 
 
Welfare Fraud Hotline 1-800-394-7867 -- to report allegations of fraudulent collection of Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program assistance 
 
* All recipients are required to report income and other changes
Hours By appointment only Mon-Fri 8:30 am-3 pm * Drop In Mon-Fri 3 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Lanark County
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
 
Youth and adults 18 years and over in financial need * employable youth 16-17 years in financial need who cannot live at home but are attending school or seeking employment (funds must be managed by a trustee, guardian or agency) * financial need is determined by a review of income, liquid assets and living expenses * Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP) -- parents 16-21 years * Employment Resource Centre -- open to all
Application To apply for Ontario Works, call Intake Service 1-866-878-9588, Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm or visit www.ontario.ca/socialassistance to apply online

To find the Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program office that serves an address, click here.
Languages English
Fees None
Service Categories Adult Basic Education ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; Adult Basic Education ~ Social Assistance Recipients ~ Teenage Parents ; Adult Literacy Programs ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; Burial/Cremation Expense Assistance ; Emergency Dental Care ; English as a Second Language ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; General Dentistry ~ Youth ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; Job Information ; Job Search Resource Centres ; Medical Expense Assistance ; Mortgage Payment Assistance ; Moving Expense Assistance ; Prejob Guidance ; Provincial/Territorial Social Assistance Programs Applications ; Rent Payment Assistance ; School Based Teen Parent/Pregnant Teen Programs ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; Supportive Housing Expense Assistance ; Welfare Fraud Reporting ; Welfare to Work Programs
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-283-8714 * Main Office in Perth 613-267-4200
Toll Free Phone Applications 1-866-878-9588 * Main Office 1-888-952-6275
Website www.lanarkcounty.ca
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Primary Executive Emily Hollington, Director of Social Services; Phone: 613-267-4200 ext 2101
Other Details
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial
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Accreditation No

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