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Talquin Electric Co-Op Inc

Address:
1640 W Jefferson St
Quincy, FL 32351

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(14 Miles Away - Go to: Quincy, FL Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(850) 627-7651

Website:
http://www.talquinelectric.com

Services:
*Will work with customers with past due utility bills and needing payment plan, on a case-by-case basis
*Customers wishing to request payment plan should contact local billing office or headquarters in Quincy
*DOES NOT provide any direct assistance with utility bills
*Bills may be paid by credit card, debit card, e-check, or automatic bank draft
*Office numbers: Wakulla/Crawfordville (850) 926-7422; Hosford (850) 379-8679; Quincy (850) 627-9666; Crossway Rd (859) 877-2111; Liberty County (850) 643-2828; Lake Jackson (850) 562-0125; Bradfordville (850) 893-6853
*TAP allows customers to donate to this program and help others who may be having hard time by choosing to have their account(s) rounded up to the nearest dollar on their monthly utility bill; funds contributed used to assist Talquin Members who cannot pay their utility bill due to job loss, illness, or other crisis circumstances
*All screenings handled by Capital Area Community Action for Leon, Gadsden and Liberty Counties at (850) 222-2043 and by Salvation Army for Wakulla County at (850) 222-0304

Hours:
8:30am-5pm, M-F

Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk-and to act.

-- Maxwell Maltz

Gadsden Senior Services

Address:
79 Lasalle Leffall Dr
Quincy, FL 32351

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(14 Miles Away - Go to: Quincy, FL Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(850) 627-9758

Website:
https://gssinc.org/

Services:
*Programs for persons ages 60 and older
*Meals on wheels, congregate hot lunch, emergency home energy assistance, legal aid
*Monthly health screening, Alzheimers Disease support, case management, community care for the elderly, Medicaid Waiver assistance, respite care, companionship
*Seniors resource assistance helping seniors, families and caregivers find help

Hours:
8am-5pm, M-F

City of Tallahassee Utilities

Address:
435 N Macomb St #116
Tallahassee, FL 32301

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(26 Miles Away - Go to: Tallahassee, FL Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(850) 891-4968

Website:
http://www.talgov.com

Services:
*Possibly able to work payment plans, based on criteria, to help customers with past-due city utility bills: city will not set up a payment plan if customer has previously done so within last four months if customer has a good payment record.
*Customer must have had service for six months prior to requesting payment plan and not have had any disconnects, returned checks or other delinquencies in that previous six months; however, City will work with customers who have not had service for six months on a case by case basis
*Handles citizens' inquiries concerning service initiation, transfer, termination and utility billing, refers out energy audits, low interest loans, and ceiling insulation grants to be used by residents for energy conservation
*Emergency After Hours Phone Numbers 891-4968 for all utilities
*Loans for gas water heaters, air conditioning and heating and window replacements are included in plan for saving energy consumption
*Fees: 1) Electric only, $160 refundable deposit, $18.50 service charge non-refundable; 2) Gas only, $60 refundable deposit, $18.50 service charge non-refundable; 3) Electric and Water only, $210 refundable deposit, $37 service charge non-refundable; 4) Electric, Water and Gas, $270 refundable deposit, $55.50 service charge non-refundable; 5) Water only, $50 refundable deposit, $18.50 service charge non-refundable; 6) Electric and Gas, $220 refundable deposit, $37 service charge non-refundable
*Walk in service available at Renaissance Center, 435 N Macomb St for both payments and customer service
*Certain credit unions and other payment locations accepting City utility bill payments listed on website; mailed payments should still be addressed to 600 S Adams St, 3230
*Regarding utility shut off: the city offers a Medical Alert program where priority is given to customers with life supporting equipment and requires continuous electricity to sustain life This program requires the certification of their physician that the equipment is life supporting and is used continuously.

Hours:
8am-5:30pm, M-F, City Hall or 8am-5pm, Rennaisance Ctr, 435 N Macomb St; Call center open 7am-11pm

Labor disgraces no man, but occasionally men disgrace labor.

-- Ulysses S. Grant

The Salvation Army Tallahassee

Address:
2410 Allen Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32312

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(26 Miles Away - Go to: Tallahassee, FL Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(850) 222-0304

Website:
http://www.salvationarmyusa.org

Services:
*Provide clothing, groceries, and essential household items to individuals and families in need
*No rent assistance except under very rare, extenuating circumstances
*Furniture given only in event of disaster or extreme hardship; blankets and heaters may be available on a limited basis
*Residents of Leon, Gadsden, and Wakulla Counties eligible for this program and utility assistance only when funds available and criteria met

Hours:
8am-noon, 1pm-5pm, M-F, Office hours; Caseworker is available to clients, 8am-4pm, M-Th

Elder Care Services Inc

Address:
2518 W Tennessee St
Tallahassee, FL 32304

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(26 Miles Away - Go to: Tallahassee, FL Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(850) 921-5554

Website:
http://www.ecsbigbend.org

Services:
*Financial assistance of up to $600 for income eligible persons 60+ (living alone or with family) for cooling and heating bills (gas, electric, or propane), is paid directly to the utility provider
*Total household income must be less than $1,361 a month for one person plus $477 for each additional person
*Applicants required to have service interruption notice from company and proof of income of all household members
*Program periodically may have blankets, heaters, fans, and air conditioners available; donations of these items welcome

Hours:
8am-5pm, M-F

Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.

-- Robert Half

Capital Area Community Action Agency Inc

Address:
309 Office Plaza Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32301

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(26 Miles Away - Go to: Tallahassee, FL Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(850) 222-2043

Website:
http://cacaainc.org/Resources.aspx

Services:
*Provides services WHEN FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE AND ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS; MANY COMPLEX GUIDELINES INVOLVED; NO GUARANTEE THAT FUNDS FOR A PARTICULAR SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY GIVEN TIME
*When funding permits, the agency may provide: 1) assistance with utility bills (including propane) or utility deposits; 2) assistance with rent or rental deposits (not both); 3) very limited funding for prescription assistance, food vouchers, gas vouchers, and bus tokens; 4) weatherization of homes to become more energy efficient and emergency home repairs
*Only priority households will be served the first 15 days of the month, which is defined as seniors over 60, families with a child under 5 or elderly person in home, disabled persons with a documented disability, persons with serious medical conditions which could worsen due to lack of utilities. Other qualifying households will be served the 16th through the end of the month, if funding permits.
*TO APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE IN ALL COUNTIES, AN APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED, NO WALK-INS WILL BE SERVED. PERSONS SHOULD FOLLOW PROMPTS WHEN CALLING OR CHECK WEB SITE TO GET EXTENSIVE LIST OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO BRING. Only life threatening emergencies will be handled outside of the appointment process, if necessary.
*For persons unable to come in due to disability or other very extenuating circumstances, outreach team may be able to arrange home or phone appointment
*PROCEDURES BY COUNTY: For Leon, call 8am-8:30am, Monday through Thursday; appointments are same day starting at 9:30am. For Gadsden, call call 8am-9am, Monday through Thursday; appointments are same day starting at 10am. For all other counties, call the county office Monday through Thursday, 8am-5pm.
*Locations for other counties: Franklin County, 192 14th St #113, Apalachicola; Calhoun and Liberty Counties, 20859 Central Ave E, Rm 308, County Courthouse, Blountstown; Jefferson County, 950 Mamie Scott Dr, Monticello; Gulf County, 408 Garrison Ave, Port St Joe; Gadsden County, 104 N Adams St, Quincy; Wakulla County, Barry Building, 3295 Crawfordville Hwy Ste 4, (Back Building), Crawfordville
*All offices are closed on Fridays and State Holidays

Hours:
8am-5pm, (Closed Noon-2pm), M-Th; Closed on Fri and State Holidays

Catholic Charities

Address:
1380 Blountstown Hwy
Tallahassee, FL 32304

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(26 Miles Away - Go to: Tallahassee, FL Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(850) 222-2180

Website:
http://www.catholiccharitiesnwfl.org

Services:
*Assists AS FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE: 1) emergency rental assistance requires an eviction notice; utility assistance (including propane), requires that utilities have either been turned off, or a letter informing that utilities will be turned off by a certain date; families who have some source of income with children under 18 given priority; assistance with deposits not available; 2) homeless persons or potentially homeless may apply to Catholic Charities for services, including limited financial assistance; 3) blankets and space heaters provided to homeless during cold weather on first come, first served basis WHILE SUPPLIES LAST; 4) emergency prescription assistance available, however, pain medication NOT on approved list; for prescription assistance, appointments are strongly preferred, but persons may walk in 9am-5pm, M-Th; 5) food assistance provided on a walk-in basis, 3pm-4:45pm, M-Th
*Serves all Big Bend area counties, but interested persons must call main number in Tallahassee and state what county they are calling from; phone requests for any financial help through the emergency assistance program are taken for Leon County 9-10am, Mon ONLY; other counties may call 9am-10am, Tu ONLY; new funding is allocated every Monday, so persons who do not reach a case worker may try again every M or Tu, 9am-10 am
*Walk-ins accepted for food, blanket, heater and prescription assistance only; clients may request food assistance once every three months and must bring a picture ID

Hours:
Calls for Emergency Assistance: Leon County, 9-10am, Mon ONLY; Other Counties, 9-10am Tu ONLY; Office hours: 9am-5pm, M-Th; Friday by appointment only, 9am-noon.

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.

-- George E. Woodberry

Area Agency On Aging Inc

Address:
2414 Mahan Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32308

Map & Directions

(26 Miles Away - Go to: Tallahassee, FL Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(850) 488-0055

Website:
http://www.aaanf.org

Services:
*Elder Helpline and website, network of information, referral and assistance to seniors, caregivers, professionals, and general public
*SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders), Senior Wellness, Caregiver Support, and prescription assistance
*Seniors 60+ with unpaid utility bills, disconnect notice, and income meets federal guidelines of 150% of the poverty level.

Hours:
8am-5pm, M-F

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Florida Public Service Commission

Address:
2540 Shumard Oak Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Map & Directions

(26 Miles Away - Go to: Tallahassee, FL Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(800) 342-3552

Website:
http://www.floridapsc.com

Services:
The Lifeline Assistance Program provides customers who qualify a $13.50 monthly credit on their telephone bill Link-up Florida provides up to a $30 credit towards the connection/re-connection fees for a telephone Cell phone users may also qualify, however, not all cell carriers participate Customers who have a land line and a cell phone can only qualify for one of the lines.

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Hours:
9am-5pm, M-F

Eligibility:
Low-income Florida residents receiving TANF, Food Stamps, Medicaid, LIHEAP, SSI and/or Section 8.

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

-- Winston Churchill

ECHO Outreach Ministries

Address:
1707 S Gadsden St
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Map & Directions

(26 Miles Away - Go to: Tallahassee, FL Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(850) 224-3246

Website:
http://www.echotlh.org

Services:
*Program is ONLY for veterans or households with a veteran *For qualifying veterans, may be able to pay overdue rent or utilities in order to keep the individual or family in the home *In a small number of cases, may be able to pay security deposit to secure new residence *Eligibility: 1) Must have past due rent or utility bill and live in Leon County or plan to move to Leon County 2) Must have a valid emergency and expenses must be greater than income for the past 30 days 3) Must have valid source of income that will be enough to pay bills for future months *This service is available only one time per year and a maximum of three times per lifetime *To apply: Interested veterans should either walk-in or call to get a pre-screening to check for possible eligibility. For those who pass the pre-screening process, an application must be filled out. The final step requires an appointment. Call or walk-in for further information

Hours:
9am-11:30am, 1pm-4:30pm, M-Th; 9am-Noon, F (best to arrive early)

Eligibility:
: 1) Must have past due rent or utility bill and live in Leon County or plan to move to Leon County 2) Must have a valid emergency and expenses must be greater than income for the past 30 days 3) Must have valid source of income that will be enough to pay bills for future months *This service is available only one time per year and a maximum of three times per lifetime *To apply: Interested veterans should either walk-in or call to get a pre-screening to check for possible eligibility. For those who pass the pre-screening process, an application must be filled out. The final step requires an appointment. Call or walk-in for further informationPrimary Services:Rental Deposit Assistance  [Show Definition Details]Description*Program is ONLY for veterans or households with a veteran *For qualifying veterans, may be able to pay overdue rent or utilities in order to keep the individual or family in the home *In a small number of cases, may be able to pay security deposit to secure new residence *Eligibility: 1) Must have past due rent or utility bill and live in Leon County or plan to move to Leon County 2) Must have a valid emergency and expenses must be greater than income for the past 30 days 3) Must have valid source of income that will be enough to pay bills for future months *This service is available only one time per year and a maximum of three times per lifetime *To apply: Interested veterans should either walk-in or call to get a pre-screening to check for possible eligibility. For those who pass the pre-screening process, an application must be filled out. The final step requires an appointment. Call or walk-in for further information

Documents To Bring:
Call or walk-in

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