United Ministries Financial Assistance
Financial Help Provided: Rent Assistance, Utility Assistance and many other resources.
Agency provides life changing opportunities and advocacy for people who lack education or employment skills, who are in financial crisis, who are homeless, and those who can help. Programs: ***Emergency Assistance: Provides direct assistance generally on a first come, first served basis for: *food: M-F mornings. *food stamp applications. *heat: M-F mornings mid-November through February only; must have someone living in household who is age 60+ or age 2 (24 months) or younger. *life sustaining medications/prescriptions: M-F mornings. *rent and utilities: W mornings only. Assists first 40 people who sign up; line starts forming around 6:00am. Must attend financial literacy workshop or \"How to be a Good Tenant\" workshop at 8:00am prior to being interviewed. *The Benefit Bank (TBB). *utilities (see \"rent and utilities\" above for times). ***Employment Readiness: Removes barriers for individuals who are motivated to improve their employment situation. ***Our Eyes Were Opened: Offers experiences, including Poverty Simulation workshops, which prepare individuals and groups to make wise and compassionate decisions for helping people in poverty; see Web site at www.oureyeswereopened.org. ***Place of Hope: A day center for homeless people. ***Travelers Aid: Limited assistance when funds allow.
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