REQUIREMENTS FOR ASSISTANCE AND INSTRUCTIONS TO FOLLOW:
PLEASE MAKE CERTAIN YOU READ OUR HOME PAGE (CLICK HERE) WHICH DISCUSSES THAT WE ARE NOW ONLY ASSISTING THOSE WHO ARE RETURNING FROM PRISON. DO NOT PROCEED FURTHER IF YOU ARE NOT COMING BACK FROM PRISON.
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 as below you will find: WHAT WE ARE PROHIBITED FROM ASSISTING WITH.
AGAIN, THE FOLLOWING ARE THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT APPLY FOR BECAUSE WE CANNOT ASSIST WITH THEM.
THE FOLLOWING ARE THINGS WE DO NOT ASSIST WITH:
1. PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR ANY UTILITY HELP SUCH AS A WATER BILL, DO NOT APPLY HERE BUT THROUGH OUR LETíS KEEP THE LIGHTS ON PROGRAM WHICH IS FOR ALL 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.
Again, we do NOT assist with 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. Legal Fees, Traffic Tickets, Car Impounding costs/repossession fees/costs of redemption once car is repossessed
e. Wheelchairs or ramps, lift chairs, or wheelchair accommodated vehicles.
f. Debt owed to the government, collection agencies and credit card companies etc.
g. HOME REPAIR OR HOME IMPROVEMENTS, THIS INCLUDES FURNACES, WATER HEATERS, SEWER LINES, ROOFS, WINDOWS, ALL APPLIANCE PURCHASES OR REPAIRS. ANYTHING RELATED TO REPAIR OF THE HOME OR THE YARD.
h. Extermination or fumigation and anything related to bed bugs
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. We can assist with one month only. You must have car insurance in place. We do not assist with car insurance.
j. Any Medical Related Bills/Equipment and Dental bills
k. Hotel, Motel payments and moving expenses and storage fees and closing costs on the purchase of a home.
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 wherein 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. PLEASE NOTE FOR ALL UTILITY ASSISTANCE (NOT JUST FOR ELECTRICITY) APPLY TO OUR LETíS KEEP THE LIGHTS ON PROGRAM AND NOT THIS PROGRAM. Again, email us first before filling out an Application as we don't want to waste your time if we can't assist.