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Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Our Emergency Financial Assistance program serves low-income families and individuals facing tremendous financial hardship and unforeseen crises, which jeopardize their most basic human needs. By providing emergency financial assistance and guidance toward self-sufficiency for low-income individuals and families, Emergency Financial Assistance gives hope and provides relief to those that need it, when they need it most.

How it works
The Emergency Financial Assistance program offers income-eligible individuals and families an holistic approach to overcoming economic hardship. Our case management staff will provide a thorough intake and assessment of the family’s financial state in order to provide the best possible plan to help them move toward financial stability and self-sufficiency.

Case management staff work directly with clients to provide financial coaching and determine budget assessment. They will help the client evaluate their current expenses and income (if any) and provide goals for obtaining economic self-sufficiency. If financial assistance is necessary, one-time emergency financial assistance will be provided to prevent utility disconnection.*

Catholic Charities will also utilize the Clothes Closet and Food Pantry to assist clients with obtaining their basic needs at no cost, reducing the client’s cost of living expenses. Referrals for additional Catholic Charities programs, employment, community resources and government assistance will also be provided to those in need.

*If eligible for financial assistance through this program, Catholic Charities will remit payment directly to the vendor. Financial assistance is not provided directly to clients.

Who qualifies for our program?
Services are provided through this program for individuals and families who meet or are below the 125% poverty guideline.

What you need to bring
Proof of income, utility bill, valid photo ID, social security card and any additional income information that will help to prove income eligibility

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