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Special Services at Home (SSAH) Program
For Information call: (905) 521-7456 or 1-866-896-9389
Fax Number: (905) 521-7337
Ministry of Community and Social Services
119 King Street West, Second Floor
Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y7
The Special Services at Home (SSAH) Program helps family’s caring for individuals with a disability. If approved, families are provided with funding to purchase supports and services which they could not normally provide themselves and are not available elsewhere in the community.
What can I use the funding for?
Each family has a unique set of circumstances. You will need to describe your family's needs, establish your own goals and indicate the type of assistance you need. Funds may be provided for the following:
How are funding decisions made?
Applications are reviewed and assessed by a Special Agreements Officer who sets priorities based on several factors such as:
Who is eligible for this program?
To be eligible, the individual with the disability must be:
How do I apply for this program?
Since SSAH operates on a fixed allocation of funding, it is necessary to re-apply for services every year.
If you are reapplying for SSAH for personal development and growth, you can use a copy of the Special Services at Home Progress Report .
Who do I contact for more information?
Your local Ministry of Community and Social Services' regional office can help you find your local service provider.