Address:7060 Woodland AveChagrin Falls, OH 44023Map & Directions
Services: Provides temporary financial assistance for those in emergency situations involving: prescriptions, transportation or utilities (gas, electric, and oil only - does not help with water or sewer bills). Will also provide financial assistance for gasoline, car repair and prescriptions. Amount given varies with each case.
Hours: CLOSED Nov. 6, 2012. Regular hours: M-F: 10:00am-4:00pm.
Eligibility: Geauga County residents, but focuses on Chagrin Falls Park residents. For utility assistance must have a disconnection notice. Number of times client can be helped is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Documents To Bring: Photo I.D.; Proof of Income (for the entire last month if possible); disconnection notice (for utility assistance).
Address:17826 Chillicothe RdChagrin Falls, OH 44023Map & Directions
Services: May be able to provide financial assistance not to exceed $300 to Bainbridge Township residents demonstrating need. Assistance can be for utilities, fuel oil, appliances, or various other temporary needs. Individuals are not guaranteed to receive maximum amount. Funds are very limited, and are not meant to be used for on-going support.
Eligibility: Serves those demonstrating need (low-income or facing financial hardship) residing in Bainbridge Twp. only. Assistance is limited and not guaranteed. Each request is evaluated on an individual basis.
Documents To Bring: Will be notified upon intake.
Address:496 E Washington StChagrin Falls, OH 44022Map & Directions
Services: Provides temporary emergency financial aid for help with apartment/house/mobile home lot rent payments and rental deposits, utility bill payments, minor car repairs, minor furnace and appliance repair, and prescriptions. Can also provide $25 Giant Eagle food cards. Payments are generally capped at a maximum of $200, although client is not guaranteed to receive maximum amount. Money goes directly to the creditor, not to the client. Does not provide ongoing assistance. Funds are very limited and subject to availability.
Hours: M-F: 8:30am-4:00pm
Eligibility: This is a program of last resort - applicants must have exhausted all other sources of help. Serves Adults 18 and older; residents of Chagrin Falls Twp., Chagrin Falls Village and Bainbridge Twp. Only serves these cities - can not make exceptions for anybody outside of these areas. Those from Bainbridge Twp. must first try to receive assistance from Geauga County Job and Family Services or United Way Services of Geauga County. Must have an immediate need and be able to show the ability to make future payments, and otherwise demonstrate how this assistance will resolve the situation.
Documents To Bring: Photo I.D. and copy of bill, if applicable.
Address:268 W Main StRavenna, OH 44266Map & Directions
Services: Provides assistance with electric bills. Can assist with up to $300 ($500 in extreme hardship cases-Salvation Army has discretion).
Hours: Clients are seen by appointment: M-Th: 9:00am-12:00noon and 1:00pm-3:00pm
Eligibility: Serves Portage and Columbiana County residents. Total gross household income must be at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. Program can be used one time in a 12-month period. Bill does not have to be in shut-off status but must be past due. Must apply for HEAP first (when available). Must have made "Good Faith" customer payment(s) within past 90 days.
Documents To Bring: Copy of most recent (past due) electric bill. Acceptance or denial of HEAP benefits (when HEAP is available). Current picture I.D., soc.security card, and/or birth certificate for all household members; Proof of total gross household income for last 30 days (pay stubs, Social security checks, etc. and/or recent w-2 forms and/or recent income tax filing with IRS or HEAP documents).
Address:206 W Main StRavenna, OH 44266Map & Directions
Services: Provides emergency financial assistance to low income families. Provides assistance with the following utilities: WATER, ELECTRIC; NATURAL GAS; AND BULK FUELS. Assistance may be used to help prevent utility disconnection and to assist households who have already had their utility disconnected. May be used for bulk fuel in cases where the household has less than a ten day supply.
Hours: M-F: 8:30am-4:30pm
Eligibility: Serves low-income Portage County residents. Must have a disconnection notice for utility help. May be used for bulk fuel in cases where the household has less than a ten day supply. May be used only once a year unless there are extenuating circumstances.
Documents To Bring: For utilities help: will need proof of income and utility bill, including disconnection notice
Address:1701 Payne AveCleveland, OH 44114Map & Directions
Services: Provides landlord / tenant mediation services and, in some cases, rent payment assistance, to veterans who are facing court-ordered eviction.
Hours: By appointment, M-F: 8:30am-4:30pm
Eligibility: Veterans who are residents of Cuyahoga County living in a single or family household with an income at or below 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI), which for 2011 is the following based on family size: 1 person - $22,000; 2 persons - $25,150; 3 persons - $28,300; 4 persons - $31,400; 5 persons - $33,950; 6 persons - $36,450; 7 persons - $38,950; 8 persons - $41,450; 9 or more inquire for amounts; May have been discharged with anything but a dishonorable discharge.
Documents To Bring: Proof of residency; Court eviction paperwork or 3-day notice; Proof of income (if seeking rent assistance); DD214 Military Discharge documentation.
Address:14230 Madison AveLakewood, OH 44107Map & Directions
Services: Provides rent payment assistance and/or utility assistance in order to avoid homelessness due to eviction or utility shut-off. Amount given will vary with each case. In most cases assistance will be for no longer than three months.
Hours: M-F: 10:00am-1:45pm; W: 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Eligibility: Serves renters in Lakewood only. For eviction assistance: must have received a court-ordered eviction notice (not a three day notice from the landlord) and have a court date. For utility help: must have received a shut-off notice for a utility (gas or electric) that would prevent them from being able to stay in the home. Those needing utility assistance must first apply for HEAP (if eligible); those who receive assistance through HEAP are not eligible. Must have some type of income (employment, benefits etc.) that will allow resident to continue to make payments once living situation is stabilized.
Documents To Bring: Photo I.D.; proof of residency; proof of number of people living in household; proof of income; utility shut-off notice and/or proof of eviction (eviction notice, landlord letter or eviction court date). Will need to sign a Release of Information Authorization.
Address:153 Broad StWadsworth, OH 44281Map & Directions
Services: Provides emergency and short-term basic needs assistance of up to $400 per year, including food vouchers, rental assistance, utility bill payment assistance and prescription expense assistance. Will not cover anti-anxiety or opiates in any form.
Eligibility: Must be resident of Wadsworth City or Wadsworth Twp. Can only call for assistance every other month. If call several months in a row, must meet with agency staff social worker before receiving further assistance.
Documents To Bring: None
Address:527 College StWadsworth, OH 44281Map & Directions
Services: Provides assistance in utility bill payments, rent and mortgage assistance, and occasional prescription assistance when funds are available.
Hours: M-F: 9:00am-4:00pm
Eligibility: Residents of Wadsworth City, Wadsworth Twp. or Sharon Center. For utility assistance: must have received shut-off notice; For rent or mortgage assistance: must have received past-due notice or notice of eviction.
Documents To Bring: I.D. for each family member. Types accepted are: Social security card, birth certificate or photo I.D. Proof of total household income and expenses. For utility bill payment assistance must provide shut-off notice. For rental or mortgage assistance must provide eviction or past-due notice.
Address:105 Main StPainesville, OH 44077Map & Directions
Services: Assists veterans who expaeriencing a financial hardship. Helps to meet a variety of unforeseeable emergency needs. Provides food vouchers in emergency situations. In certain circumstances provides rent payments, utility payments, mortgage payments, prescriptions, and principle car payments. Assists with burial expenses for indigent veterans. Assistance cannot be used for an extended basis and is generally for emergency, one time needs.
Eligibility: Serves veterans with discharge for honorable service or under honorable conditions, and must have been on active duty for other than training purposes. Must be a resident of Lake County for at least 90 days. Funeral assistance is only provided for indigent veterans. Client can receive assistance as often as determined by the agency on a case by case basis.
Documents To Bring: Documentation requirements are extensive and will vary with service sought. They will include at least: DD214 and proof of residency in Lake County for at least 90 days. For burial assistance, must be able to prove need.