Calhoun County Alabama assistance programs.

Below you will find information and details on local Calhoun County Alabama programs that can both help people reduce their bills, and that may also provide cash grants and other forms of financial assistance that people can use to pay their bills.

Emergency assistance programs

Interfaith Ministries has one of its main goals the mission of eliminating homelessness in the Anniston and Calhoun County region of Alabama. They do this by providing financial assistance for rent expenses, utilities, offer transportation, free food and other need to low income families and others in the area who need aid. Call 256-237-1472.

The Community Action Agency of Talladega, Clay, Randolph, Calhoun & Cleburne Counties is another non-profit agency that can provide assistance. You can call them at (256) 362-6611. The three main programs and services they offer are Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Weatherization. They are a great resource to contact for information on other local charities and non-profits, and can guide people through available Alabama and federal government programs. Community action agencies have always been one of the places places to turn to for information and aid.

  • Weatherization assistance program - This is another federal government program. It was created to help people reduce their monthly energy bills. Low income, elderly, and disabled families who apply and are found to be eligible for help can receive free energy conserving improvements to their homes. For example, a contractor will visit, conduct an energy audit, and based upon the results, you may receive, for free, additional insulation, new windows, caulking of any drafts in your home, and other types of upgrades. At the end of the day, the weatherization program has been shown to reduce energy bills by hundreds of dollars per year.

 

 

 

  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program - This program is funded by both the federal government and the state of Alabama. there are two main component. One is ongoing, regular financial assistance, and the second is a crisis component. The regular component people can apply to and receive a cash grant to pay their utility, heating, and cooling bills. On the other hand, the crisis component is focused on preventing a family from having their utility service disconnected. If you have a disconnect notice from your utility or gas company, call the agency. The crisis assistance may be able to provide you with immediate aid to ensure your service stays on and is not terminated.

Salvation Army of Anniston administers resources for the poor, unemployed, and low income in the region. Some basic needs can be met, including for food, groceries, hot meals, and shelter. While much more limited, financial assistance may be provided for paying rent or utility bills. Other basic needs include meals for students and free school supplies.

The non-profit may sometimes not be able to help due to limited resources or the applicants qualifications. In that instance the case managers may refer clients to other programs in the Calhoun County Alabama region or maybe federal government resources, such as TANF cash assistance. The location will also encourage employment and strong families. Continue with more information on Salvation Army in Calhoun County.

 

Medical and dental care

The Interfaith Adult Dental Program provides services for people who can’t afford to pay for dental bills or care. The program serves patients who have a limited income or no dental insurance. Persons will be screened in the Interfaith offices and if they are found to be eligible for help, the patient will be referred to dental offices or the Adult Dental Clinic in the area. Phone 256-237-1472.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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