REQUIREMENTS FOR ASSISTANCE AND INSTRUCTIONS TO FOLLOW:
First read ALL the "General Requirements for Help" on the Who Can We Help page. You MUST meet these requirements.
If you do, then read the specific requirements below to make sure you qualify for this program.
1. We really don't do a lot of assistance outside our main programs but if you have a specific request you want to know about then email us.
2. There are some things we are prohibited from helping with and the list is below. Please do not apply for assistance for any of the following.
a. Education (Tuition/Student Loans/Books etc.), Professional Tests or Certification Related Expenses
b. Property Tax Bills
c. Funeral Expenses
d. Medical or Dental related bills and expenses (including all medical or dental equipment/devices i.e. insulin pumps etc.)
e. Legal Fees, Traffic Tickets, Car impounding cost, License plate, Driver License, Car Registration fees, gasoline for transportation, ride-share expenses, State ID fees or obtaining legal documents such as Birth Certificates.
f. Clothing (other than assisting with a work required uniform)
g. Car Insurance and car payments may be considered but $500.00 maximum and everything owed above that amount must be covered by other sources before applying.
i. Wheelchair ramps, lifts or wheelchair accommodated vehicles.
j. Debts owed to collection agencies or debt collection agencies etc.
k. HOME REPAIR/IMPROVEMENTS, FURNACES, WATER HEATERS, SEWER LINES ETC. (THIS CATEGORY ALSO INCLUDES ROOFS, WINDOWS, ALL APPLIANCE PURCHASES OR REPAIRS, PORCH REPAIRS.) ANYTHING RELATED TO REPAIR OF THE HOME AND THE YARD.
l. Extermination or fumigation
3. Please make sure you are not applying for something that is a Program we have in place and one for which you don't meet the requirements. For example, you can't request a used vehicle when you are not working since we have the Working Cars for Working People program for which one must be employed to qualify. Or you can't request help for Appliances when it states on our Home Sweet Home page that we don't help with Appliances.
If there is something else for which you have a one time specific need and this is an emergency, then please go to #4 below.
4. Send an email with all of the following to Email at Here to Help.
IN YOUR EMAIL YOU MUST TYPE A. AND THEN ANSWER WHAT IS REQUESTED FOR A. AND THEN THE SAME FOR B. ETC. UNTIL YOU HAVE ANSWERED ALL THAT IS REQUESTED FROM A through E.
YOU MUST FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
A. Your name, phone number, address and date of birth and that you are interested in the Other Programs of Assistance program. Please also answer who referred you to Here to Help or how you found out about us.
B. Please state you have read and you meet ALL of our General Requirements as listed on the Who Can We Help page.
C. You must indicate you have read and you meet ALL the above "Requirements for Assistance" for Other Programs of Assistance and your request is not one of our prohibited requests.
D. Please also provide full and complete information regarding why you need help and what you need help with and the amount you need. Please state how this emergency situation arose and why it will not occur in the future.
Any request you make must be for a specific amount and one that will completely satisfy your need.
E. Please state the amount of your net monthly income if working (a four week period and after taxes, deductions etc. and you must have been working the prior four weeks) or the amount of your disability payments etc. PLEASE BE ACCURATE AS WE CAN'T GIVE YOU A SECOND OPPORTUNITY. Please also indicate the amounts of any food assistance, child support, rent assistance etc. If working, please state where you are working. If self employed, your income must be confirmed via last two years of income tax returns and you must be paying quarterly estimated taxes.
F. Please list the names and amounts for all of your monthly expenses/bills and the specific amount for each of your monthly expenses/bills. For example: rent, food (what you pay and not what food assistance pays) phone, heat, gas, water, electricity, cable, transportation costs, day care, medical costs, loan payments, toiletries, clothing etc.) DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING OUT! PROVIDE THE TOTAL AMOUNT FOR EVERYTHING. WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU A SECOND CHANCE TO CHANGE ANY OF WHAT YOU TELL US NOW. INCLUDE EVERYTHING. If one or more of your bills is paid not per month but, for example, every six months (like car insurance or a water bill) then let us know the amount and how often it is paid.
Do not provide any more information than that which is requested above and we will reply.
WE WILL REPLY TO YOU BUT CHECK YOUR SPAM/JUNK FOLDER AS SOMETIMES OUR EMAILS WIND UP IN THERE