Hastings County

Social Services, Ontario Works, Belleville

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Record #: VIQ2352 Last Full Update: 24 Sep 2014
Contact Information
Office Phone613-966-8032  
 
To Apply for Ontario Works dial 613-771-9630 or toll free at 1-866-414-0300 
 
You can also apply on-line at www.hastingscounty.com 
 
Toll Free Phone1-800-267-0575 * Intake Access Centre 1-866-414-0300
After Hours Phone613-968-6834 (Salvation Army) or 613-771-9630 or toll free 1-866-414-0300
TDD/TTY Phone613-966-3884 Bell Relay
Fax613-966-4598
E-mailgatwards@hastingscounty.com
Websitewww.hastingscounty.com
Primary ContactSteve Gatward, Director; Phone: 613-966-8032 ext 2306
Alternate ContactAnne-Marie Murphy, Administrative Assistant to the Director; Phone: 613-966-8032 ext 2306; Email: murphya@hastingscounty.com
Alternate ExecutiveErin Rivers, Manager, Financial and Employment Assistance; Phone: 613-966-8032 ext 2333; Email: riverse@hastingscounty.com
AddressCounty Administration Building
228 Church St
Belleville, ON K8N 5E2
 
Google Map
Mailing Addressc/o Hastings County Ontario Works 
Bag 6300 
Belleville, ON K8N 5E2
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Description & Services
DescriptionFinancial assistance and employment supports including training and skills development, academic upgrading and work placements 
Financial Assistance 
Monthly allowance based on family size, housing costs and income * monthly drug benefit card * other services include:  
Employment Start-Up Benefit - covers costs related to starting a job or work placement * Community Start-Up Benefit- help with housing or moving costs * Families with Children - newborn child allowance, back to school allowance for dependent children, child care start-up costs, basic dental care for children * Health-Related Benefits - may include dentures, emergency dental services, eyeglasses, special diet allowance, health care supplies, medical transportation funds, prosthetic devices, funerals and burials 
Clients 18-65 years who are not caring for pre-school age children or who do not have a serious disability or illness must participate in employment assistance activities  
Employment Resource Centre - walk-in job search centre * access to computers, internet, fax, photocopier, telephone * resource materials, job banks, labor market information * assistance with resumes * referrals to job counseling and training 
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 
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas ServedBelleville ; Deseronto
EligibilityAges: 16 year(s) and up 
 
Youth and adults 18 years and over in financial need, and employable youth 16-17 years in financial need who cannot live at home but are attending school or seeking employment * 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
ApplicationTo Apply for Ontario Works dial 613-771-9630 or toll free at 1-866-414-0300 
 
You can also apply on-line at www.hastingscounty.com
Languages of ServiceEnglish
FeesNone
Bus Route NotesBelleville Transit Transit Schedules
Other Details
Legal Status(20) Regional Government
FundingCity / Town ; Regional / Municipal ; Provincial
Date Updated24 Sep 2014
Subjects
SubjectsEmployment ; Financial assistance ; Social assistance
Broader TermsFinancial programs ; Financial services