Family Services Windsor-Essex

Site: Family Services Windsor-Essex

Service: Voluntary Trusteeship and Financial Literacy Program

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-966-5010
Toll Free Phone 1-888-933-1831
After Hours Phone Answering service
TTY Phone 519-966-0361
Fax 519-256-5258
E-Mail info@fswe.ca
Website www.fswe.ca
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Through the Volunteer Trusteeship and Financial Literacy Program, we can help people better manage their money, pay their bills on time and teach people basic money management. 
 
Our Advocacy and Support Services help: 
* Budget people’s money to get the most from the monthly allowance 
* Ensure all bills are paid on time 
* Plan how to handle arising financial concerns 
* Ongoing Professional Counselling and Support 
* Connect to other services for support, as needed 
 
Our Professional Staff will: 
* Receive all money directly from an individual’s source 
* Create a budget with people for their spending money 
* Pay all bills on time 
* Teach People about  
- Basic Money Management 
- Credit Cards and Interest Rates 
 
This is a voluntary program. Clients can withdraw from the program with approximately 30 day’s notice
Hours Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Essex County ; Windsor
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
 
Open to everyone 16 years and older, facing one (or more) of these situations: 
* Have trouble managing money 
* Homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless 
* Receives money from:  
- Ontario Works, 
- Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) or 
- Old Age Security (OAS) or Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) 
* Are living under the Low Income Cut-Off 
* Are able to provide direction to program staff 
* May require a trustee to help with financial management
Application Complete an intake with Customer Care. Referrals are not required, but are welcomed from family, friends, advocates and agencies.
Languages English ; French ; Interpretive Services - upon request
Fees None
Agency Information
Description (Agency) We provide strategies and support to address personal problems, resolve conflicts and help people live independently in the community. We help people complete forms, applications & income taxes; deal with hoarding, bullying and financial issues; and find/maintain affordable rental housing. We help individuals, couples and families manage life, marriage and family challenges; deal with arising issues and resolve conflicts; address anxiety, depression, anger, loss, grief, as well as addiction, sexuality, mental health and wellness issues.
Established 1976
Site Information
Located In Community Windsor
Address & Map
1770 Langlois Ave
Windsor, ON N8X 4M5
 
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Intersection Langlois Ave and Tecumseh Rd E
Bus Routes Transway 1C ; Parent 14
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Parking, Washroom and Offices, with an Automatic Entrance

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