Social Support

SUPPORT FOR SENIORS

The Municipality of Wawa is partnering with community agencies to connect residents to resources, services, programs, and support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check back often for more updates and learn about opportunities to help in your community.

Canadian Red Cross
Meals on Wheels can be ordered through the local Red Cross Office at Assisted Living Programs through the Community Care Access Centre.
Telephone: 705-856-1946
https://www.redcross.ca

Wawa and Area Victim Services
Providing assistance to seniors and persons with disabilities for shopping, prescription pick-ups.
Provides assistance to victims of crime. Referrals to other community programs, including Wawa Food Bank.
Telephone: 705-856-7852
Toll-free: 1-800-898-2577 (between 9:00 am – 3:00 pm) Available 24/7.

Wawa Food Bank
With the help of volunteers and donations, the Wawa Food Bank offers food supplies and other basic necessities to community members.
Email: foodbankofwawa@gmail.com
Telephone: 705-856-7852 (between 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday)

LOCAL SUPPORT AGENCIES

Algoma District Services Administration Board (DSAB)
Delivers and/or provides oversight of vital social and paramedic services to Wawa to enhance the quality of life, health and well-being of families. It supports people through the delivery of quality social and paramedic services including:  Child Care, Housing, Ontario Works and Paramedic (Emergency Medical) Services.
50 Broadway Avenue
Telephone:705-856-2303
Toll Free: 1-866-847-9953
https://www.adsab.on.ca/

Below are some financial assistance programs delivered by the Algoma DSAB to persons in Wawa. Individuals may apply for these programs as well as Ontario Works, Housing Services and Children’s Services through the local DSAB office. However, due to the COVID-19, all applications and inquiries are being delivered via phone.

Algoma Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP)
Financial assistance to help prevent homelessness through various means of support. Do not need to be on assistance to qualify. Special circumstances as a result of COVID19 will be considered. Application is available at all ADSAB offices and Online. Complete and submit to the office to apply.

ENG – ASAP Application https://www.adsab.on.ca/en/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/HS-Algoma-Shelter-Assistance-Program-Application-EN-2019-07-26.pdf
FR – ASAP Application https://www.adsab.on.ca/fr/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/HS-Programme-d%E2%80%99aide-au-logement-d%E2%80%99Algoma-2020-01-15.pdf

Housing (Rent Subsidies)
Apply for Housing and Rent Subsidies within the Algoma District. Application is available at all ADSAB offices and online. Complete and submit to the office to apply.

Rent Geared to Income Housing Application (ENG) https://www.adsab.on.ca/en/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/HS-RGI-Application-EN-2020-02-11.pdf
Rent Geared to Income Housing Application (FR) https://www.adsab.on.ca/fr/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/HS-RGI-Application-FR-2020-02-11.pdf

LEAP – Algoma Power Customers
Help with payment of Algoma Power Utility Arrears. This program is also available for Hydro One Customers. Must apply through the ADSAB Office
http://www.algomapower.com/

Algoma Family Services
Provides services to children in need.
Telephone: 705-856-2252
https://www.algomafamilyservices.org/

Algoma Public Health
Lead agency during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Provide information on COVID-19, including detection and management.
Community mental health and alcohol/drug addiction assessment.
Other APH programs through telephone support.
Telephone: 705-759-5404
Toll-free: 1-866-892-0172, extension 5404
www.algomapublichealth.com

Chadwic Home
Women’s shelter with screening process. Provides outreach via telephone to women’s in crisis. Emergency food cupboard.
Telephone: 705-856-2848
Toll-free: 1-800-461-2242
https://chadwichome.com/contact-us/

Children’s Aid Society
Child welfare and protection services.
Telephone: 705-949-0162
Toll-free: 1-888-414-3571
https://algomacas.org/

North Algoma Counselling Service
Mental Health and Counselling services
Office Closed
Telephone: 705-856-2335 x3142

North East Local Health Integration Network
Home care and support, community care & applications to long term care and assisted living
Referrals to other community programs & assessments continue over telephone where able
Office Closed
Telephone : Existing Clients 705-856-7018 x 3820
New Clients Call 1-800-668-7705

North East Mental Wellness and Crisis Team
24/7 Mental health services to local First Nations
Office Closed
Telephone: 1-866-209-9582

Regional Employment Help Centre
Assistance with employment services and supports, individuals and employers.
Office Closed
Email: info@wawarehc.com

Superior Children’s Centre
Support for families including access to CHPI
Office Closed
Telephone: 705-971-2218

Wawa and Area Victim Services
Assistance to victims of crime – please contact us through one of our community partners
Referrals to other community programs including the Wawa Food Bank
Office Closed
Telephone: 705-856-7852 or 1-866-898-2577 (9am-3pm); staff available 24/7

Wawa Family Health Team
Critical Medical appointment only
Office Open with Screening Process in Place
Telephone: 705-856-1313 first

Wawa Food Bank
Food and essentials for those in need
Open every Wednesday 2-4pm, except the first Wednesday of the month
Email: foodbankofwawa@gmail.com OR
Telephone: 
705-856-7852 between 9am-3pm Monday – Friday