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-J 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 want to ask us about whether we can help with a particular request, then please email us a few sentences re: your request before filling out an Application.
PLEASE NOTE OUR "LET'S KEEP THE LIGHTS ON" PROGRAM HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED AT THE PRESENT TIME. IT MAY RETURN IN THE FUTURE BUT IT IS NOT AVAILABLE AT PRESENT. SO WE ARE NOT ASSISTING WITH UTILITIES.
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; Storage Fees
c. Funeral Expenses
d. Legal Fees, Traffic Tickets, Car Impounding cost/repossession fees, License plate or registration fees, Driver License cost, Car Registration fees, car insurance, State ID fees or obtaining legal documents such as Birth Certificates.
e. Wheelchairs or ramps, lift chairs, or wheelchair accommodated vehicles.
f. Debts owed to the government or collection agencies.
g. 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.
h. Extermination or fumigation
i. We may be able to assist with a car note but only if the total amount you are behind is for no more than one month and the amount owed is no more than $500.00.
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. If you meet the above requirements for assistance and also those on the Who Can We Help? page, then please email us first regarding your request before you fill out and application by clicking here: Initial Application. Again, email us first before filling out an Application as we don't want to waste your time if we can't assist.
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.