At risk of abuse
Employment and Social Services is committed to helping any abused person, especially vulnerable women and children. Employment and Social Services can help people at risk of abuse get crisis support and financial and emotional help.
While applying for Ontario Works, it is important for you to know that the caseworker will consider your needs and respect confidentiality issues. If you are at risk of abuse, you can be given extra time if you cannot get documents such as your identification and information about assets such as joint bank accounts.
If you are leaving a harmful situation and moving to a new place to live, there may be extra money available to help you. For more information visit: Help with moving, arrears and more.
You can also find out about other services for people in crisis situations.
If you are receiving social assistance and are facing eviction, you may be eligible for help. For example, you may get help with housing costs such as paying arrears. For more information talk to your caseworker or visit: Help with moving, arrears and more.
If you are not receiving social assistance, read about the Rent Bank and other help for people not receiving social assistance.
If you need other housing help, visit the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration website.