When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
READ BEFORE APPLYING:
INDIVIDUALS MAY NOT APPLY ON THEIR OWN BEHALF
ONLY QUALIFIED ADVOCATES MAY APPLY:
Click here for the IRS approved definition.
GENERAL APPLICANT QUALIFICATIONS: Please do not apply unless the applicant will be financially self-sufficient after receiving assistance from the Foundation. Applicants must live in Wayne or Oakland County ONLY.
USED VEHICLES: The Foundation can assist with the purchase of a used vehicle for individuals to get to and from employment; and are presently employed full time, which is defined as a minimum of 35 hours per week. One month worth of current pay stubs is required and the job cannot be a temporary position. All used vehicles are purchased through Volunteers of America in Pontiac. The maximum amount provided is $2500.00.
CAR REPAIRS: $800.00 maximum. One does not need to be employed full time to qualify for a car repair. The Foundation is prohibited from assisting with the purchase of tires. A copy of the car registration will be required.
RENT: $1,000 maximum. Must establish that applicant can pay rent in the future and their utility bill is not in arrears. If amount owed is above $1000.00, documentation that this additional amount will be paid by another source is required. Do not proceed with the application if this can't be provided now.
UTILITY BILLS: $500.00 maximum. If amount owed is above $500.00, we require documentation that this additional amount will be paid by another source. Do not proceed with the application if this can't be provided now. Documentation of a reply from a State Emergency Relief (SER) application is also required.
FURNITURE/APPLIANCES: $750.00 maximum. Applicant must be moving from a domestic violence or homeless shelter situation or where furniture/appliances were destroyed by fire. Exceptions to this rule may include where the individual is working or disabled and there is a valid reason for their inability to afford the requested furniture/appliances. Foundation cannot assist in every situation where an individual moves and is in need of furniture/appliances.All furniture/appliances are purchased through Al's Appliances and Furniture.
REQUESTS WE CANNOT FUND: Please click here for a list of those items.
DENIAL OF DHS ASSISTANCE: Since Here to Help is designed to be the last resort for assistance, where it is applicable we will require documentation of denial from DHS including State Emergency Relief (SER).
PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT APPLICATION WITHOUT READING ALL INFORMATION ABOVE. APPLICATIONS NOT ADHERING TO THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DELETED
PLEASE NOTE THAT DOCUMENTS SUPPORTING FACTS IN THE APPLICATION ARE REQUIRED TO BE FAXED OR EMAILED AT THE TIME THE APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE NOTED BELOW IN THE APPLICATION.
FURNITURE and APPLIANCES
NO REQUEST WILL BE PROCESSED WITHOUT THE FOLLOWING DETAILED INFORMATION IN ADDITION TO THE REQUIRED INFORMATION REQUESTED WITHIN THE APPLICATION
ANY EXISTING DRIVER RESPONSIBILITY FEES MUST BE PAID
THE APPLICATION WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DELETED IF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE NOT FAXED (OR SCANNED AND EMAILED) AT THE TIME THE APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED (FAX 248-534-1490).
PLEASE REVISIT THE LINK ABOVE TO THE CATEGORY OF YOUR REQUEST TO CONFIRM YOU HAVE SUPPLIED THE REQUIRED INFORMATION.
After you click the 'submit entry' button, your application will be evaluated. If there are any errors in your entries, they will be reported at the top of this page. You will need to correct all errors before the application is submitted to us.