Low income, working poor, and others who need help have several different non-profits, charities, and government programs they can turn to for help with rent, bills, and emergency aid in Darke County and Greenville Ohio. Find an extensive listing of the organizations and details on the assistance programs below.
Community Unity, which is located in Greenville and can be reached at 937-547-1156, offers qualified individuals several resources. Contact them in order to get free food from the local food pantry. The agency may also be able to offer utility and heating bill reimbursement services to those families and individuals struggling with financial instability or who are facing a disconnection of their services.
Darke County Salvation Army - Limited funds may be available as funding allows to assist transient and local persons in need. The emergency cash grants and funds are used to help people pay unexpected expenses for families, funds may be available for gas money for travelers, and other items to help people help themselves. Call the community action agency (phone number below) to learn more.
FAME - Financial Assistance for Medical Emergencies. This program may be able to offer help to those individuals and patients who cannot afford certain health care expenses and bills. For example, learn about how to get prescription drug assistance, help for a certain number of limited medical procedures, and other medical emergencies. In order to learn more or get help, for Family Health patients call 937-548-3806, for all other individuals and patients call 937-548-4196.
The non-profit agency serves both Darke County Ohio, Greenville, and the greater Dayton area. They run several different assistance programs, are a great place to turn to for information and advice, and have counselors on staff.
Clothing - There is a center that is located in the basement of the facility in Darke County. The on site Clothing Bank accepts donations of clothing, appliances and usable household items for resale. Eligible low income persons and families may receive quarterly vouchers for the free clothing that is donated.
Heating bills - Through a service known as the Winter Crisis Program, qualified households who are in an emergency or crisis situations may qualify to receive once per heating season up to $175 in cash grants and payment assistance to help maintain, restore, transfer or initiate the customers utility or heating services.
Homeless Prevention and Energy Bill Help - Financial assistance may be available for emergency rent, mortgage and utility bill payments. The emergency aid program was created to prevent eviction from apartments, help prevent foreclosures, or provide utility shut off. The goal of Homeless Prevention is to assure that the assistance is necessary to avoid eviction and there are reasonable expectations that the household will be able to resume payments following assistance as it is not a charity program. Learn more on Ohio mortgage assistance programs.
Summer cooling bills - The Summer Crisis program provides assistance and cash grants to help with paying summer cooling bills for income eligible elderly households or for customers with household members with medical or health care conditions.
Weatherization program - This is a service that is a residential energy efficiency and/or conservation program. The goal is to help reduce energy use and lower a households heating bills by reducing air infiltration and heat loss in their homes. Renters and homeowners in the Greenville Ohio area may be eligible to receive free services on their home to make it more safe, help them lower energy bills, make it more comfortable and energy efficient.
Call the Community Action Partnership of Darke County at (937) 341-5000 to apply for help.
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