Assistance programs in Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens Counties.
Emergency help with rent, utility bills, food, and other financial support
Colville Washington based Salvation Army may be able to offer emergency help with paying for utilities, rent, and other miscellaneous needs to qualified local residents. (509) 684 - 2971
All of eastern Washington State, including Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens Counties, are served by DSHS- Community Services Office. This is a local government agency. Using government funds, you may qualify for a one-time cash payment to get or keep safe housing, prevent an eviction or pay for utilities. The applicant of course must fit certain guidelines to be eligible. The applicant needs to meet the guidelines for State Family Assistance (SFA), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), and have an emergency need for paying bills or rent. Call (509) 685 - 5600
Get free food, holiday meals, and more from Colville Food and Resource Center (509) 684 - 2971.
Hunter's Food Pantry is open for business on Wednesdays. The agency provides free food and clothing to members of the community in need of help. Call (509) 722 - 3332
Northport Food Bank offers food to Northport Washington families. Call (509) 732 - 6183
The community action agency of the area is Rural Resources Community Action. The various assistance programs, services, and resources they offer are below.
- Rent assistance - The programs are offered. The first is Families with Children and the second is Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program.
- Families with Children provides cash and rental assistance to homeless or near-homeless people (so families facing an eviction). The aid is for families with minor children in the household. Qualified low income families can get one-time assistance to pay rent (current or back) or a deposit within a two-year period.
- Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program offers temporary rental assistance to those with no other options.