Project SHARE programs provide residents of Niagara Falls who are living below the poverty line with basic needs. Our programs are designed to create positive, proactive alternatives to allow people to help themselves and their families with dignity in times of crisis.
Clients can come once a month to access the food bank for both perishable and non-perishable groceries. If additional help is needed they can also access the program once per week for bread and produce.
The Emergency Utility Subsidy Program provides assistance to clients that are in threat of having their heat, water, oil or gas utilities disconnected. Other means of help include hydro or water deposits along with referrals to partner agencies who may be able to assist further.
Our intensive case manager can help individuals and families who are in need of finding affordable housing. We help aid their search and supply up to date housing listings in the Niagara Region. We will also assist with Niagara Regional Housing Applications and arrange and provide transportation to shelters.
Project SHARE can assist with the cost of transportation to out of town appointments such as emergency medical appointments. Documentation must be provided to receive a bus ticket or gas vouchers. Families can also receive local transit tickets from Project SHARE to return home after accessing service.
Project SHARE has funding available to assist clients with emergency prescriptions. Families can access this program once per year. Please note, Project SHARE is not able to help with any pain-killers or narcotic products.
Project Share partners with Goodwill Industries and St. Andrew’s United Church Shoulder to Shoulder Program to provide clothing necessities for families living below the poverty line in Niagara Falls
Project SHARE is the Niagara Falls partner for Canadian Tire Jumpstart and The Big Play. The program assists children ranging from age 4 to 18 with the cost of playing organized sports and recreational activities up to $600 per child per year.
Volunteers and clients tend plots at either Our Lady of Scapular or Glengate Alliance Church that grow food for our Emergency Food Program as well as for their own need. Clients can sign up for a plot at either location at Project SHARE. For more information call Jo at 905-357-5121 x32
Christmas registration provides toys and food for families in need that live in Niagara Falls. For more information on how you can support our annual Christmas Program call Pam at 905-357-5121 ext. 35. Client registration takes place during November
Gift of Sight Program
Project Share has a partnership with Walmart to assist clients who are in need of eyeglasses. Clients must not have any other assistance available to them and have a recent prescription. Once the client has paid for half of the cost for basic glasses, Project Share will pay for remaining portion.
Brushed Aside & Dental Cleaning
Brushed Aside is a program in partnership with United Way of St. Catharines that can help clients in need of dentures or extractions. It is an interest free loan of up to $1000 with a minimum repayment of $10 per month. The Dental Cleaning Program can cover the cost of one cleaning per client per year for those without coverage. For more information or assistance please contact Diane at 905-357-5121 x22
Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP)
OESP helps low income individuals with a monthly credit towards their hydro bills. You must be low income, and the hydro bill must be in your name. Clients will need to bring in ID for everyone in the household, proof of all income and their hydro bill to apply.
Workers can provide clients with harm reduction supplies such as needles, syringes, pipes, sharps containers and condoms. Workers are also trained in how to inject naloxone which can temporarily reverse the effects of an opiod overdose.
The ID Clinic is available the first Wednesday of every month, drop in from 1-2. A worker will assist in completing the forms and cover any associated costs. They are not able to help with photo ID.
Project Share is also in partnership with CARSA (sexual assault and trauma counselling), Credit Counselling and Niagara North Community Legal
Project SHARE programs are funded in part by: