The Social Services Relief Fund (SSRF) is now available to access within Prince Edward & Lennox & Addington Counties.
Administered locally by Prince Edward-Lennox and Addington Social Services (PELASS), the SSRF is a new investment by the Ontario government to help protect the health and safety of the province’s most vulnerable people, through assistance to individuals and to frontline agencies. This Fund was announced on March 23, 2020 and is a shared initiative between the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.
This funding is available to support:
- Organizations that administer social services in their response to the COVID-19 crisis;
- Individuals for those in financial crisis with no access to other supports; and
- Individuals currently on social assistance requiring additional resources.
To see if you qualify for this assistance please complete a form available at http://www.PELASS.org. Those that apply will be directly contacted by a representative to determine eligibility after completing the application form.
Organizations looking for financial support may also contact Prince Edward-Lennox and Addington Social Services (PELASS) at 613-354-0957 extension 2308. Individuals on social assistance please call PELASS at 613-354-0957 extension 2001. Individuals not receiving social assistance, directly contact Salvation Army at 613-354-7633 or text 613-453-3499.