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Jefferson County CAC

Website: http://www.jeffersoncountycac.com

Steubenville, OH - 43952
(740) 282-0971

Financial Help Provided: Emergency Services Emergency Homeless Program, Emergency Medical Assistance

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Hours: Mondays through Fridays: 8:30am - 4:30pm.

Emergency Homeless Program
The CAC coordinator in this program focuses on the customers' immediate needs - actual or impending homelessness. The first month's rent or eviction is paid, and then attention is turned to other ways to solve the deeper problems. This is accomplished by networking with other programs and agencies, such as the CAC's job training program.
Meanwhile, the coordinator attempts to locate long-term affordable housing through a constantly updated list of currently available homes. A good working relationship has been established with several area landlords, who are willing to work with CAC customers to assure shelter is provided.
The coordinator follows through with the customers, to assure continuity of all services, and assist in any way possible with the entire family. These services can include a wide array, such as utility assistance, health checks, job search, and much more.
Appropriate Referrals to Emergency Homeless Program:
Any low income resident of Jefferson County who is homeless, or about to be evicted.

Eligibility Requirements:
Proof of income.

Emergency Medical Assistance
Part of the Community Services Block Grant programming, Intake workers take applications for medical prescriptions for life-saving medicine.
Life-saving prescriptions include those needed by diabetics, such as insulin, heart and blood pressure medication, and drugs used by asthmatics or those with other breathing disorders. Antibiotic prescriptions for very young children are occasionally purchased.
Appropriate Referrals to Emergency and Medicine: Low income residents especially children of Jefferson County who are temporarily without life-saving medications, and have not received this assistance from the CAC within the previous 90 days.
Eligibility Requirements: Proof of income, Jefferson County residence.

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1. Make an appointment - Always attempt to make an appointment. Oftentimes this will save you hours waiting in lines. When on the phone make sure you ask for the documentation needed in order to receive assistance.

2. Do not be late for your appointment - This tip should speak for itself.

3. Dress appropriately - If you want to be treated with respect, dress as appropriately as possible. We are not saying wear a suit. Just make sure you and your clothes are clean and non offensive. We have found that clients who dress in this manner have a better chance of receiving aid.

4. Bring all pre determined documentation - Bring all of the documents you were advised to bring from your appointment phone call. Without them, you will not receive aid.

Mission Statement
To help the needy find financial aid and assistance. This nation is going through tough times and providing a helping hand can help make the world a better place.