Huron County. Social Services
Pathways is an emergency program that can assist families and individuals living with low incomes in Huron County when they are most in need. The aim of the program is to reduce child poverty, promote attachment, help parents return to the workforce and prevent homelessness.
Assistance may include:
Emergency childcare * emergency dental * emergency heat/hydro * emergency housing * emergency rent * emergency transportation * eyeglasses * limited assistance with cost of prosthetic items * medications (one time in an emergency)
Pathways may pay up to $750 per year for rent, heat, or hydro for individuals or families with an eviction notice or disconnection notice, or $500 per year for health related items. Further funding may be available to cover emergency items related to prevention of child poverty or attachment to the workforce.
Funding comes from various sources including Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative CHPI and Low-Income Energy Assistance Program for customers of Westcoast Hydro and Erie Thames Power.