Requests for Emergency Assistance may be considered under Ontario Works (approval based on OW legislation for emergency assistance) or through one of our Housing Options programs. To apply, click on How to Apply for Ontario Works.
Emergency Assistance enables the immediate provision of financial assistance to an applicant in a crisis or emergency situation. The purpose of these programs is to assist individuals in maintaining their accommodation or energy source when faced with the possibility that their energy source may be turned off. Some examples that may be considered under one of our programs:
- Women fleeing an abusive relationship
- Homeless, avoid eviction, fire victim
- Avoid disconnection of heat/power source
- No immediate access to food
- Rent deposits (only when moving due to currently homeless, previous eviction or medical reasons)
Lanark County Interval House - Provides shelter and support to women and their children who have experienced physical, sexual, emotional or financial abuse.
End Abuse in Lanark County - The Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Advisory Committee—Lanark County has designed this website to provide useful information for victims, survivors, friends, family and community members. Learn here to understand the signs of domestic and sexual violence, where you can go for help, and how you can make a difference in Lanark County.