Eligible Local Charities/Foundations/Non-Profit Organizations
Below is a list of charities that are eligible to receive donations at 100+ Women Who Care Sault Ste. Marie events.
These charities/foundations/non-profit organizations have met the criteria to be eligible for donation. Groups on this list have either not yet been nominated for donation, or have been recipients at a past event and have been re-approved as potential recipients for donation.
In order to be re-approved for the Eligible Charity List, groups that have received a donation will resubmit a charity/foundation/non-profit organization Application Form 2 years after the date that they had received funds from 100+ Women Who Care Sault Ste. Marie, and will meet the criteria to be eligible.
100+ Women Who Care Sault Ste. Marie members are able to nominate any of the following charities at 100+ Women Who Care Sault Ste. Marie events.
St. Paul’s “Food
FUNDED FROM CONGREGATION. NO PAID STAFF - VOLUNTEER RUN
We are the only church in our part of the city. We try to serve those who are in need of some assistance with their food supply. In 2016 we gave out 1263 bags of food - with demand increasing every month.
TAAG - The Animal Assistance
FUND RAISERS & CONTRIBUTION BASED. VOLUNTEER BASED
low income families have pets and finding homes for these pets. Help with vet
bills an food.
Spread awareness of the importance of spay and neuter. Spayed 330 cats – neutered 300+cats – Fixed 15 dogs.
Theraputic Ride Algoma
Annual Budget: $10,000. All volunteer run.
Our mission is to provide a therapeutic and recreational horseback riding program, dedicated to individuals living with a disability, within Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma area. To help improve the physical, social and psychological well-being of people with a diversity of disabilities, including cognitive, developmental, physical, and sensory impairment.
Brain Injury Association Of Sault Ste. Marie & District
Budget: $16,000 – $18,000. 1 part time staff, 9 volunteers.
The Brain Injury Association’s mission is to “make the invisible visible”, because brain Injury is often overlooked and/or “invisible”. The Brain Injury Association helps survivors and caregivers to face the challenges that brain injury can present. The Brain Injury association organizes several programs and activities: peer support group, community information sharing events, resources for caregivers, and meet and greet events to name a few.
Autism Society Ontario
Fund raisers & contribution based, Annual Budget: Approximately $20,000. 6 volunteers.
Our mission is to ensure that each individual with ASD is provided the means to achieve quality of life as a respected member of society. We provide a transition program for adults with ASD as well as parent support groups to help parents to socialize, share experiences, and share milestones with one another. We provide outings for individuals with ASD and families to go to the movies together in a safe space.
Sault Ste. Marie Down Syndrome Society
Budget: $24,000. 10 Directors, 1 staff member, 15+ volunteers.
The Sault Ste. Marie Down Syndrome Society promotes the growth and development of individuals with Down Syndrome so that their lives may be enriched and that they may reach their full potential as members of society in Sault Ste. Marie. We advocate for education, inclusion, awareness and support for individuals with Down syndrome. We would like to offer more events where we bring in expert speakers to benefit all those with disabilities especially our youth and young adults looking for services and programs for housing, employment, and enhanced education.
2016 BUDGET: $37,861. 12 FULL TIME - 1 PART TIME - 4 VOLUNTEERS PER WEEK
Our mission is to enrich the lives of campers by providing quality outdoor recreational programming that promotes positive self-esteem, acceptance and friendship founded in a safe and inclusive Christian community.
Salvation Army SSM Community/Family Serv. and Food Bank
BUDGET: $122,000. 4 PART TIME STAFF - 20 VOLUNTEERS
To provide emotional, spiritual, physical support to anyone who walks through our doors. Food bank provides food to 450/month. Coffee, snack & company time = 100/day. Advocacy with landlords, government etc.
Algoma Crisis Pregnancy Centre
BUDGET: $125,000. 2 FULL TIME – 1 PART TIME STAFF
We provide men and women who face pregnancy, parenting and post-abortion concerns with emotional, physical and spiritual support in the unconditional love of Jesus Christ.
ANNUAL BUDGET: $144,000. 4 EMPLOYEES IN TOTAL - 15 VOLUNTEERS
We help adult learners in Sault Ste.
Marie improve their reading, writing, spelling, math and basic computer
We help adults reach their own goals including: Employment, Apprenticeships, Secondary School, or Independence.
Algoma Family Services Foundation
$145,000 EVENTS AND SALARY. 1 FULL TIME EMPLOYEE - 15+ VOLUNTEERS
Algoma Family Services is the only Foundation in the Algoma District dedicated to supporting children and youth with mental challenges and their families.
Centre for Social Justice & Good Works
ANNUAL BUDGET: $150,000. 2 FULL TIME - 1 PART TIME - 50 VOLUNTEERS
Seeking funding to support a recreation program for children whose families cannot afford organized supports.
Program delivered in 4 locations every Saturday. Most volunteers are police officers.
BUDGET: $150,000 - $175,000. 1 PART TIME STAFF + VOLUNTEERS
Provide a safe & healthy haven for all animals; to ensure the humane treatment (vet care/spay/neuter/pet food bank/fostering/emergency shelter) of the 2,000 animals in our care each year and eliminate the need for uthanasia as a method of pet control.
Big Brothers – Big Sisters
BUDGET $200,000. 2 FULL TIME STAFF
Our vision statement BBBS strives to provide every child
who needs/wants a mentor with a mentor. We believe strongly
in the proven impact positive adult role models can & do have on the lives of our youth. BBBS achieves these goals through traditional one to one matches & the diversity of group programs we offer.
Canadian Mental Health/Hope House/Club 84
BUDGET: $255,000. 3 FULL TIME – 4 PART TIME STAFF + volunteers
A holistic mental health program that provides members psychosocial rehabilitation through a full range of social, vocational, housing & recreational opportunities. The Café Unit, part of pre-vocational training, serves over 500 meals per month.
Phoenix Rising Womens Centre/Non- Profit Homes Inc
BUDGET: $374,398. 2 FULL – 1 PART TIME – 1 CONTACT STAFF
Women (with/without children) experiencing mental health, addiction & domestic violence which put them at risk of becoming homeless. 25 women reside at our rent geared to income apartments. 35 core women & 20 transient women use services at our drop in Centre on average 330+/month.
BUDGET: $500,000. 7 STAFF – 14 VOLUNTEERS
Teen Challenge is a reisdential alcohol and drug addiction faith-based program. We offer help to those struggling with alcoholish and/or addiction to other drugs. Addicts, alcoholics, their family and friends, begin their restoration at Teen Challenge. For men aged 18 and older.
Ken Brown Recovery Home (Umbrella Organization)
Sault Ste. Marie Alcohol Recovery Home (under Ken Brown Recovery Home)
BUDGET: $41,000. 5 FULL TIME – 4 PART TIME – 25+ VOLUNTEERS
We are open to men 16 and older, who are healing from the effects of alcohol & drug addiction. It is well recognized that sheltered care and counselling from KBRH equip clients with necessary skills to cope with crisis, gain sobriety & return to their respective communities, families and jobs.
St. Vincent’s Place
BUDGET: $532,375. 5 FULL TIME – 5 PART TIME STAFF – 100 VOLUNTEERS
We serve the homeless & poor (men, wome, teens & children & aboriginal families) by providing them with shelter, clothing, food, household essentials & compassionate attention. Food Bank & Soup Kitchen data base of over 4,000 clients. Provide up to 160 hot meals twice a week. Our emergency shelter = 14 beds. First point of entry for all males 18 years + who are homeless in our community.
Sexual Assault Care Centre
ANNUAL BUDGET: $593,979. 6 FULL TIME STAFF – 1 CONTACT PERSON. SEVERAL VOLUNTEERS
violence treatment centre addresses the medical, emotional, social, forensic
& legal needs of women,
men and children who have been recently sexually assaulted or who are the victims or survivors of domestic abuse – in a prompt, professional and compassionate manner.
Breton House (Umbrella Organization)
BUDGET: $657,070. 6 FULL TIME – 6 PART TIME STAFF
Breton House is an 8 bed residential program for women with additions. Provide
counselling, educational groups,
recreation & participation in self-help community.
A New Link
To support pregnant & parenting women & their
families affected by substance use and their families.
To improve parenting & influence a decrease in the harmful effects of alcohol & drug use on children.
Algoma Substance Abuse Rehab Centre
Improve health & well-being of women with substance use issues. Offering opportunities for growth & change.
ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF SAULT STE. MARIE AND ALGOMA DISTRICT
Annual Budget: $1,000,000. 16 full time staff, 5 part-time staff, 138 volunteers
Making a difference in the lives of local people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias by improving their quality of life. Services offered include individual and family counselling, education to families and health care professionals, recreation therapy which provides some respite to the caregiver, and the Minds in Motion Program that provides social and physical stimulation to people living with dementia and their care partners. Locally there are over 2900 people diagnosed with a dementia related disease, and for every person diagnosed there are at least 10 others who are directly impacted. Our Society needs to raise 45% ($450,000.00) of our operating budget to support programs and services for persons living with dementia and their care partners.
John Howard Society
BUDGET: $1,000,000. 15 FULL TIME – 2 PART TIME STAFF
“Effective, just & humane responses to crime & its causes. Dealing with the risk factors that can lead to crime, many of our services are open to all members of the community; including youth in schools, offenders, the unemployed and high risk individuals: by virtue of housing issues, low educations and no support systems.
Alone we can do so little... Together we can do so much.
- Helen Keller