Our Work

Social Services Department

Emergency Assistance

Located at 2700 Cherokee, the Emergency Assistance Program provides direct assistance to families, seniors and individuals who are at risk for eviction, foreclosure and/or utility shut-off. While recognized as symptom of poverty, housing instability can also lead to financial distress for struggling households. Keeping people in their homes increases the likelihood of stable employment, good health and educational achievement.

People who receive direct housing aid also participate in one-on-one self-sufficiency counseling and/or workshops. These activities cover a variety of topics including financial literacy and budgeting, accessing community resources, negotiating payments with landlord and public utility companies, as well as finding education and employment programs.