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Assistance programs Cullman County.

Find information below on financial help for electric bills, rent, free food, debt and foreclosure counseling, and other support services in Cullman County. There are many churches, charities, and government agencies that offer emergency financial help as well as long term support. Get help near you in Cullman County AL.

There is immediate relief as well as long term social services. Low-income families will also get free medical or dental services as well as job training or items for their kids, including school supplies or Christmas toys. Government grant money also helps seniors, the disabled and working poor make it though a financial hardship.

Community Action Agency free grant money in Cullman Alabama

Community Action Partnership of North Alabama is a non-profit that acts as an advocate of the working poor and low income. Counselors are involved in working with public and private organizations, the state of Alabama government, city and county governments to arrange financial help. They also partner with individuals, corporations in Cullman County and private donors who are concerned about eradicating poverty.

  • Some of the financial assistance provided includes emergency energy bill help from government hardship grants. There is also emergency cooling assistance, free AC units and home repairs. They also help single mothers fix a car to get to work or give free gas vouchers to get to a job interview.
  • FEMA – Emergency Food & Shelter - This program can provide mortgage, foreclosure, and rent assistance to individuals who at risk of becoming homeless because of a mortgage foreclosure or eviction notice. Food and utility assistance is also offered. Or get moving cost help, including money to pay a security deposit or storage costs. Some of the aid may be in the form of a cash loan.
  • Utility and energy assistance - Various programs for helping people pay energy bills are offered. Options include Low Income Home Energy Assistance, Operation Warm, and Operation Share.
  • Employment and training - CAPNA also helps clients in Cullman County find jobs or obtain transportation, including free bus passes or other transit for an interview.




  • Public aid - Applicants to benefits ranging from SNAP food stamps to low income housing. They help people apply for section 8 vouchers in Cullman AL and also find no-wait list or credit check apartments.

Low-income families and people with an eviction can apply for rent assistance, moving help, and Home Energy Program (LIHEAP). In addition, they can refer people to programs that can help people get out of debt, and offer foreclosure prevention tactics. The address is 107 2nd Ave NE, Cullman, AL 35055.Call  (256) 734-5170. Or find more details on Community Action Partnership of North Alabama.

Mortgage, rent, and utility help

Committee on Church Cooperation is a partnership of local churches and aid organizations. Together they provide funding for paying utilities and cooling bills, rent assistance and prescription medicine. Dial (256) 739-1578 to reach the Committee on Church Cooperation. The address is 708 9th Street SE, Cullman, AL.

St. Vincent Depaul Society of Cullman County is multiple parishes. This agency also offers utility bill assistance, groceries and free food, travelers assistance, and other forms of support and counseling. The goal is to help lower income and struggling families both pay the bill and gain stability.

  • The Cullman County church also has information, such as referrals to assistance to qualified individuals. There may be charities that offer rent help (maximum of one time in a 12 month period), prescription medicine ($50 yearly maximum), gasoline and vouchers and more. Saint Vincent may also provide new and/or gently used clothing (one time in a 30 day period), back to school supplies, and even such support as a work attire. Or clients can find other free clothing programs for their needs.

St. Vincent Depaul is at (256) 737-5131. The address is 217 Second Street SE, Cullman, AL 35056. Or read more on Saint Vincent de Paul assistance programs in Cullman County.





First Baptist Church Cullman operates an on site food pantry. This gives free grocery boxes, baby formula to new parents and also holiday food baskets. Tey will also occasionally provide emergency assistance for utilities and cooling bills. Call (256) 734-5632. Bags of perishable and/or canned groceries may be given out as supplies last from the pantry. The charity is at 501 2nd Ave SW, Cullman, AL 35055.

Churches in the area can also cover part of Cullman County Alabama. The resources available at each location will vary, however they will not discriminate based on age, race, or religion. Some centers address housing (such as shelters or security deposit help), others offer hot meals, items such as diapers, and support for immigrants or low income senior citizens. Lastly, churches also often help at the holidays, including Christmas. Find Decatur church assistance programs.

Beltline Church also can help the less fortunate in Cullman from their Benevolence Department. Volunteers and charities donate funds, and the money can be used for some or all of the following.

  • Utility bills or partial rent payments.
  • Food and groceries are available from the church, as well as clothing.

Depending on many factors, Beltline Church may issue the applicant a no interest loan, or some form of grant will be used instead. For appointments, the line of 256-566-6221 or 256-353-1876 is available on Wednesday morning.

Good Samaritan Health Clinic provides quality healthcare services to low-income, uninsured residents of Cullman County. There is dental, root canals, dentures, and other free medical such as OBGYN, eye exams, and help for people on Medicaid. It operates as a primary care clinic and offers a full range of services, including referrals to specialty physicians as well as dialysis. Locate a free ride to dialysis appointment, or the clinic is at 401 Arnold St NE A, Cullman, AL 35055. Main phone: (256) 775-1389.

Alabama Department Of Human Resources is located at 1220 St Joseph St NW, Cullman, AL 35055. DHR in Cullman provides applications to food assistance, including SNAP or WIC for low-income families. Or apply for Medicaid, disability grant money, as well as child care vouchers. There is also free cash from TANF and other benefits. Call (256) 737-5300, or learn more on how to get food stamps in Alabama.







Cullman County food assistance and free grocery distribution centers

Contact any of the following for free food. They give year round help as well as assist with applications to SNAP food stamps, WIC, and government commodities.

  • Cullman Caring for Kids - May have food aid for kids, including free summer snacks. Call (256) 739-1111. Location is at  402 Arnold St NE # W1, Cullman, AL 35055.
  • Daystar Church of God - Food pantry. Call (256) 287-3322
  • Northbrook Baptist Church - The center  can only help with food and clothing. The hours are Tuesday 9-11:30 and Thursday evening 5:30-7.
  • West Point Baptist Church - This non-profit provides emergency food to the low income and needy in the area and community. Address is 140 County Road 1242, Cullman, AL 35057. Dial (256) 739-5849.
  • Some centers also focus on holiday meals or even provide small gifts or toys. More info on Christmas assistance programs.


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