United Way of St. Catharines & District

63 Church Street, Suite LC1
St. Catharines, ON L2R 3C4
Telephone: 905.688.5050

This is Dean ...

Dean and his family have hit tough times. They are behind on their bills and their hydro has been cut off. Now he has to pay late penalties and reconnection fees, on top of the payments he’s missed. If he can’t afford the payments, how is he supposed to afford the extra fees?

What should Dean do?

What should Dean do?

  • A

    Go to the bank and ask for a loan, racking up debt that he won’t ever be able to pay off.

  • B

    Leave the hydro off and just hope that he'll find a way to pay his bills.

What happened?

Dean called a local agency for help and was pointed to a United Way funded program that provides emergency assistance to families whose utilities have been cut off. He was able to have his hydro reconnected and get back on track.

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