Financial help from Community Caring Center.
Emergency assistance and referrals are available from the non-profit Community Caring Center (CCC), which is a leading organization in the county of Palm Beach. As resources allow, there may be free food from a pantry or money for homeless prevention. Other basic needs can be met by the charity, such as Senior Veggie Mobile solution, clothing or seasonal programs for Christmas or back to school supplies. The bottom line is that CCC is one of the agencies that can help during an emergency situation.
Funds for bills in a crisis
When it comes to financial assistance, it may be available, but will be limited and comes with restrictions. Crisis situations come in many forms, often at unexpected times and unfortunately many people are faced with sudden financial pressure. When an unexpected issue comes about, Community Caring Center will try to provide assistance or referrals in an effort to keep the situation from getting worse. People can only apply at most once per year.
- Utility assistance will help families in need in paying heating, gas, water and electric bills.
- Eviction prevention is a combination of government grants or no interest loans to help tenants in need pay back rent or other costs that could lead to homelessness.
- Vouchers for medications for the uninsured and low income, including to the Medication Station.
- Senior citizens and single mothers may receive priority, if they meet all other conditions.
- A motel voucher may be available for a night or so in a crisis.
Family basics can not only help families live better, but another side benefit is it can help people as well as children maintain their self-respect. There are household items, all free of charge, and many goods may be passed out by Community Caring Center or its partners.
- Clothing, both new and gently used shoes, winter coats and accessories are offered for men, children, women and even expectant mothers.
- Baby supplies may be diapers, formula, baby clothing and accessories.
- Gently used furniture, such as tables, beds, and couches.
- Housewares, maybe small appliances, cookware, tablecloths, bed linen, cribs, and related goods.
Shelters as well as homeless assistance is part of a Continuum of Care in Palm Beach and Boynton Beach. There are resources, ranging from a shelter facility to off-site transitional housing. Supportive and essential services are provided to guests and people without a home, including referrals, budget counseling and employment assistance. The goal is to get the person, as well as their family, rehoused as quickly as possible into an affordable apartment.
Senior services serves homebound elderly, their spouses, and disabled persons in Palm Beach County. The goal of CCC is to be an effective provider of quality services that support the independence and self-sufficiency of clients. There is guidance, Meals on Wheels and other support.
One innovative solution for the home-bound and increasing number of elderly in the county is the Senior Veggie Mobile Program. This will deliver fresh food items, vegetables, and even soups to shut in that reside in the area. Items may be taken directly from a local garden or the food banks in Palm Beach.
Local food pantries as well as USDA Commodities are responsible for feeding the hungry and preventing hunger. There are groups involved in receiving, storing and distributing free food to eligible families.
Guidance and self-sufficiency from Community Caring Center
Case Management is arranged for clients. This is created as a strategy for helping a family and/or individual in the community who is applying for financial aid above, or that may be facing other problems. The goal is to work with the client to implement a set of customized steps that will lead ultimately to a solution.
The staff from the agency will also teach the client the importance of self-sufficiency and personal responsibility, as these are key to ending the cycle of entitlements and public assistance. Case management receives funding through donations and occasional government grants too.
The case management process will touch on many things, and the process will be engaging as well as Consumer Centered. Clients will get help in Accessing Resources, applying for support or low income housing, and planning to meet a goal. So a number of tasks are covered by Community Caring Center.
It will serve both urban and rural residents who are low- to moderate-income. For those that show the ability to stabilize the situation, the client will be able to take part in emergency services, such as food, housing, and rent help that are referenced above. Another exciting aspect of the process is the staff's commitment to assessing and addressing problems that lead to poverty.
Applications for assistance and contact information
The main office of CCC is at 145 NE 4th Ave. in Boynton Beach, FL 33435. Residents can call 561.364.9501.