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. MAKE CERTAIN YOU READ 2. A-K REGARDING WHAT WE ARE PROHIBITED FROM ASSISTING WITH.
1. We really don't do a lot of assistance outside our main programs but if you have a want to ask us about whether we can help with a particular request, then please email us a few sentences re: your request.
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 Costs (Tuition/Student Loans/Books etc.), Professional Tests or Certification Related Expenses
b. Property Tax Bills; Home Down Payment; Closing Fees
c. Funeral Expenses
d. Medical or Dental related bills (including all medical or dental equipment/devices)
e. Legal Fees, Traffic Tickets, Car Impounding cost, License plate or registration fees, Driver License cost, Car Registration fees, State ID fees or obtaining legal documents such as Birth Certificates.
f. Wheelchairs or ramps, lifts or wheelchair accommodated vehicles.
g. Debts owed to the government or collection agencies.
h. HOME REPAIR OR HOME IMPROVEMENTS, THIS INCLUDES FURNACES, WATER HEATERS, SEWER LINES, ROOFS, WINDOWS, ALL APPLIANCE PURCHASES OR REPAIRS, PORCH REPAIRS ETC.) ANYTHING RELATED TO REPAIR OF THE HOME OR THE YARD.
i. 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.
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. If you have any question as to whether we can help then first ask us in an email. Email at Here to Help
4. PLEASE SEND US, BY EMAIL, THE FOLLOWING ANSWERS AND WE WILL BE BACK IN TOUCH PROMPTLY.
IN YOUR EMAIL YOU MUST TYPE A. AND THEN TYPE YOUR ANSWER FOR WHAT IS REQUESTED FOR A.
AND THEN THE SAME FOR B. ETC. UNTIL YOU HAVE ANSWERED ALL THAT IS REQUESTED FROM A THROUGH F.
IT WORKS BEST TO COPY AND PASTE THE QUESTIONS BELOW INTO AN EMAIL AND THEN ANSWER. EMAIL US BY CLICKING HERE: Here to Help Foundation
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. If working, please answer where are you working and for how long.
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.
WE WILL REPLY QUICKLY TO YOUR EMAIL BUT CHECK YOUR SPAM/JUNK FOLDER AS SOMETIMES OUR EMAILS WIND UP IN THERE.
All of our programs also provide other forms of assistance including offering mentoring and support groups, locating housing, financial literacy help, computer and internet training, mental health counseling, referrals for job training, locating employment, negotiating with creditors, help with filling out job and employment applications and other non-economic needs that are encountered.