This is one of the leading social service agencies in Warren County Ohio. The Salvation works with families across the region to offer or direct them to emergency financial assistance. They also work to help the less fortunate or unemployed get a job, improve their financial situation, and otherwise regain self-sufficiency.
Housing programs may be offered for the very low income, people who are working but who are faced with a crisis and need a break, and those who meet certain low income levels. All funding is limited. However the Salvation Army will try to help keep people in their home or apartment and prevent homelessness in Warren County. So case managers may be able to help residents find and/or apply for emergency rental assistance in Ohio.
Low income families, in particular those with children or senior members, are provided the opportunity to receive Holiday Assistance. Dozens of families, students, children and individuals may benefit each year. They may receive free winter coats, clothing, gifts, toys and food vouchers. Some of the Christmas programs go by the names of Adopt-A-Family, Christmas Distribution, and Angel Tree. The holiday “Red Kettle” is one of the main ways funds are raised for these programs. Note these programs rely on generous people from the community to actively participate.
The Salvation Army of Warren County also collaborates with other non-profits and charities in Lebanon. Many clients of the organization receive financial assistance and cash grants that can help them pay for basic needs, such as rent, vouchers for utilities, food, medications, and grocery store/food pantry items.
One example of this will be emergency utility or heating bill assistance. If you have a disconnection notice, or are out of heating oil/fuel, then the Salvation Army may be able to assist. Case workers can help people find and apply for assistance, such as LIHEAP, weatherization, or maybe your local center will even have some cash they can provide. They will have referrals to other social service agencies and non-profits in the community. Social workers also have information on company programs such as those from Dominion East Ohio or Duke Energy.
General case management is offered in an effort to help people get back on the right track. This can include budget counseling, credit repair workshops, career counseling and emotional support as necessary. It is what is known as a holistic approach to meeting the needs of clients.
Other direct assistance may include, as resources and funding allows, the following. Receive prescription vouchers, clothing and rent assistance for crisis intervention. All of this is only offered to qualified clients who go through an extensive intake and assessments process. In general, the Salvation Army provides people from the community with an opportunity to maximize their physical, emotional and spiritual well being in order to effect permanent, positive change. They work with clients to improve their lives and economic standing.
Other social services can include vouchers for food for people with special dietary needs, clothing, medications, and small household items. Receive support when it comes to emergency intervention and get referrals for PRC/Welfare, shelter, domestic violence, and drug or alcohol addiction programs. The Salvation Army in Lebanon is also a leading place to turn to for disaster Relief for local incidents such as fires or floods.
Food pantries in the region provide boxes of groceries for families and individuals in need. While the food disbursed is free, some locations require appointments. Also, the Salvation Army also provides hot meals year-round for anyone in need across Ohio.
The main Salvation Army centers in Warren County Ohio are located at 1711 S University Blvd, Middletown, call (513) 423-9452 as well as 197 N Main St # B, South Lebanon, telephone number - (513) 494-1911.
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