Assistance for the Home
Assistance for Food
The Food Co-op Program
This service provides a nutritional, dignified, cost effective alternative to food banks for low income individuals and families in Windsor and Essex County. Typically, payment is made on the first Friday of the month and food is available for pick up on the third Friday of the month. Cost is determined by the size of the family; cost starts at $30.00 and is increased by $5.00 per family member. The value of the food received is approximately $60.00 and may consist of meats, eggs, bread, fresh vegetables and fruit, and non-perishable items pending availability. Members agree not to use food banks during the time they are involved in the Co-op unless in the case of an extreme emergency.
Co-op programs are located at the following agencies:
1102 Drouillard Road, Windsor, ON N8Y 2R1
Service Area: Windsor and Essex County
Phone: 519-253-1073 | www.drouillardplace.ca
The Well-Come Centre
263 Bridge Street, Windsor, ON N9B 2M1
Service Area: Windsor West
Youth & Family Resource Network of Essex County
23 Mill Street West, Kingsville, ON N9Y 1W1
Service Area: Essex County
Phone: 519-733-8983 | www.resourcenetwork.ca
See the below listed website for more information on local food banks.
Assistance for Home Owners and Renters
Essex Community Services: Share the Warmth
Families, seniors, disabled or terminally ill persons in emergency circumstances or facing service termination may apply for energy assistance.
Victoria Place, 35 Victoria Ave, Unit 7, Essex, ON
Phone: 519-776-4231 | www.essexcs.on.ca
Keep the Heat Energy Assistance Program: Windsor Social Services
Keep the Heat is an emergency assistance program providing funding for heat and energy for those experiencing financial difficulties and/or in receipt of a notice of termination of utilities. Administers provincially funded programs related to homelessness, including the Rent Bank and Energy Emergency Program for persons and families of low income who are in imminent danger of eviction due to rental or utility arrears.
Keep the Heat Windsor-Essex County Sites:
Can-Am Native Non-Profit Homes: 519-977-7782
Housing Information Services: 519-254-4370
Unemployment Help Centre: 519-944-4900
For more information please visit: windsoressex.cioc.ca
Provincial Rent Bank Program
The Rent Bank Program is available to low income tenants who, due to emergency or unforeseen circumstance, are in short-term arrears and facing eviction. The intent of the program is to help tenants sustain their accommodation. Call the number listed below for an application or see the website for more information.
Phone: 519-255-5200 ext. 5289 or www.mah.gov.on.ca