First Presbyterian Church Discretionary Fund as well as race Episcopal Church Outreach Fund - This partnership of churches in Cowley and Greenwood Kansas provide qualified individuals with short term emergency financial assistance or grants for paying rent, utilities, heating bill prescription medications, free food or other basic expenses or everyday needs. At most, monetary assistance of up to $50.00 is offered as funds are available. You can only apply for help once every 6 months. Winfield Kansas Some of the churches can offer gasoline and dental assistance too. (620) 221-4500
Rent or utility help - If you are behind on your rent, or have a past due utility, energy, or heating bill then the Center of Hope Homeless Prevention Assistance Program may be able to assist you. They offer support for needy individuals and families by helping them pay their rent, heating, or utility bills. The goal is to help families stay in their homes and keep their power on. 316-267-0222.
Salvation Army Arkansas City Office and Winfield Kansas - Both locations offer numerous services, such as a free food bank, Clothing and furniture, pantry, Hygiene and paper products, Housing Assistance, Diapers and feminine products, Commodities, Shelter, Rent and Utility Assistance, Medications, Foreclosure Counseling, Services to children (school supplies), Christmas Assistance and meals. (620) 441-0233
Fredonia Ministerial Association (phone (620) 378-2801 is an organization that can help the needy or low income with $50 maximum on utilities, including heating, gas, electric, and/or water bills. Money is available for disconnects only. In addition, access limited food, gas, and lodging and rent assistance.
Dearing Christian Church Food Assistance has free food for the hungry in the community. Call (620) 948-3954
12 Baskets Food Pantry is located in El Dorado Kansas and provides for the distribution of USDA commodities and box of groceries and free food once a month. Dial (316) 322-8463. In addition, read more on state of Kansas food banks.
Salvation Army Service Extension - Apply for grants and/or emergency crisis assistance from the church based charity. Some of the services and assistance offered include funds for paying heating bills, Rent, Utilities, or free Food. There are also household products, Clothing, Prescriptions, School Supplies, as well as free Christmas Gifts, etc.
There are locations that service Butler County as well as a site for Crowley County Kansas. Other referrals may be given too. The Share the Warmth Energy Assistance Program is offered as well. Call (800) 336-4547, or more on Butler and Crowley County Salvation Army.
Catholic Charities - The organization, and its churches, can help with a number of basic needs. While financial aid in the Butler County region is limited, there may be some issued in partner ship with Southeast Kansas Services. This may be free food, one time rent help, or grants to pay utility bills. Other services are the Christmas Caring Program, adult day care for the elderly, and food pantries and soup kitchens. Read more.
Mid-Kansas Community Action Program, Inc. - The primary goal of this non-profit is to help people get back on their feet and become self-sufficient. The agency and its program are available to the unemployed, working poor and low income residents. They can get access to job training, education, training, and work programs. In addition, the agency can direct people to all available state of Kansas, federal government, and local town and city assistance programs as well as private resources and charities.
The primary goal of Mid-Cap Kansas is to enable low income families to help them attain skills which promote independence. This can be combined with applications to loan or grant programs which are coordinated by the non-profit using federal resources. Some of the financial assistance and grants offered can help pay heating bills, utility expenses, rent, health care, security deposits, and dental assistance. For example, get information on Kansas energy bill assistance programs.
In addition, call them to learn about the VITA site for federal, state, income taxes. Free housing, foreclosure and credit counseling is offered by counselors. They can provide money management, stress management, debt reduction, and assertiveness training. Dial (316) 775-3000 to read the organization, or read more community action Mid-Kansas.
Winfield Community Food Pantry - The charity organization may be able to provide food for families or individuals in need of help. Staple food and grocery items are provided and a free food voucher to be used at local groceries for fresh foods. Distribution of USDA commodities also happens. Call the organization at (620) 221-2183
There is assistance from food banks and clothing closets in Butler County. The resources available will mostly focus on the residents of that county only, but there may be some crossover allowed or referrals given. The centers offer basic needs to the community. This may include free boxes of groceries, Meals on Wheels, applications to SNAP, and even Christmas toys or food boxes.
Anything that is non-monetary may be provided. Some of the free food pantries even offer school supplies or uniforms to children along with snacks. Continue Butler County food banks.
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