Community Referral Program

What is the CCA?

The Community
Clothing  Assistance is a  not-for-profit charity that  provides clothing
assistance for those in need through a series of 
programs.  CCA  offers  FRRE clothing through:  

     - “Referral
with partnering  agencies

     - “Walk-in Program” for the homeless  

     - “Undercover
(7 free pairs of  new socks and under ware for kids in need)

     - “The Stepping Stone—Affordable Clothing”  (Symbolic Prices)

     - “HOW Program” -a job experience 
         program available to
          everyone at the CCA.    


To assist in the relief of poverty  among families and people in crisis with an
emphasis on community  supported
clothing assistance 



How Does it Work?


The "Community Partner Referral Program" program allows community partners to refer their clients to CCA for free clothing.


Making a referral is easy and can be done in three simple steps:


  1. For an agency to
    participate all they have to do is contact CCA for a
    partnership agreement
    contract that needs to be filled out and


  1. Once the agreement
    contract has been signed and
    returned you will be
    provided with a referral form that must be filled for every
    client you choose to  refer.


  1. The referral form must be given to the client to bring to CCA for their free clothing.



What are Clients Entitled to?


A general referral letter entitles a client to three complete
outfits  including:


          3   Pairs of pants

          3   Shirts / Sweaters / blouses

               Under Wear



               One pair of Shoes


A client may return with a new letter every three months, as the season


If you are a part of an agency that would like to participate in this program please contact Community Clothing
Assistance at:   (807) 474-3583 or e-mail at
admin@clothingassistance.com for your initial sign up form, after which you can begin to refer your clients to the CCA center.


Our Success Story...


In the past flood victims both local and from out of town, house fire
victims, those on ODSP, and those between jobs have benefitted from the
Community Partners
Referral Program.


This program takes on a special importance in the winter when jackets, and long underwear are a must for Thunder Bay’s cold climate.


Through the Community Partners Referral
Program even those who have no money are able to put  together outfits of their own  choosing, an opportunity not found
anywhere else in the City for those in need.


The large bank of
clothing makes easy to choose the style that
people like, no one is forced to accept items that they will not appeal too them.
Thousands of items to choose from.