Putnam County assistance programs.

If you need help, contact Northeast Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. (NFCAA). They provide housing and energy bill assistance, weatherization, counseling, youth and senior programs, and much more. The programs they offer are below, as well as their contact information.

Emergency assistance with paying bills

Some of the so called general, social services, or basis financial assistance programs offered include:

  • Rent and mortgage assistance, including foreclosure counseling and free advice
  • Assistance in securing safe, adequate housing, and funds for paying security deposits
  • Free food and support for household food purchases
  • Utility, cooling, and if needed, heating bill assistance
  • Child care assistance and help finding the highest quality, lowest priced programs
  • Transportation assistance

Utility and energy bill assistance

Northeast Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. (NFCAA) offers a few different energy programs, including Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and direct cash grants. The agency may proceed with paying home energy and utility bills or other necessary expenses for needy families up to twice per year.

 

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

The agency serves qualified individuals and families with the necessary free food commodities and groceries that will allow families to live both healthy and productive lifestyles in times of crisis or a hardship. These food programs are available to individuals on a quarterly basis, and people can receive food once per quarter.

 

 

 

Medical assistance, and wellness programs

The community action agency also offers several health care and improvement programs. For example, receive help with:

  • Eye care, prescription glasses, and vision services
  • Prescription assistance, including free medications and vouchers
  • Dental care programs, including cleanings and check ups
  • Physical check ups
  • Critical health care from local clinics and doctors

Home repairs, updates, and improvements

Elderly, low income, and disabled can receive free home repairs. Some of the services provided include repair or replacement of windows, roofs and doors, installation of storm doors, wall repairs, extra insulation, and exterior paint.

 

 

 

Weatherization programs

The agency performs qualified homeowners with free weatherization methods on their homes to help them lower the cost of utility and home energy bills. Some of these energy conserving methods include floor insulation, window repair or replacement, caulking around windows and vents, and air filter repair or replacement among many other updates.

To learn more about these or other assistance programs, call the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. (NFCAA) at (904) 398-7472.

Emergency financial assistance in Putnam County

Putnam County Salvation Army centers run programs, often in partnership with other non-profits. While resources are limited, the agency may be able to help Palatka residents and others from the area with basic needs. Some of the closest locations may be in nearby counties, but referrals and support may be provided.

Services may be free food, clothing, and funds for housing. Thrift stores can also have goods such as clothing and more for the general population. or children can receive school supplies or Christmas assistance. More Salvation Army programs Putnam County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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