Food Pantries - Get access to free nutritious staple foods such as pasta, breads, canned goods, vegetables and much more.
Medical Care - The agency runs the Child Health Plus/Family Health Plus/Medicaid. They can direct people to these programs and how to get health insurance.
Child Care - The community action agency can refer people to low cost or free day care and child care. An extensive data base is used with numerous programs and options.
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) - Save money on heating and energy bills. After an intensive free energy audit offered to the homeowner as part of the program, the services provided may include: air sealing, repairs to heating systems, distribution system repair, ventilation, insulation, replacement of cracked or beyond repair windows and doors, refrigerators, carbon monoxide detectors, and smoke alarms. All services are offered at no cost.
Head Start - Offered for children. Gain access to social services, health, education, nutrition, and education programs.
Foreclosure prevention and mortgage programs - Community action agencies are always a great place to call for information on free foreclosure and housing counseling programs. They know of many New York specific mortgage and debt reduction resources. More on New York mortgage assistance programs.
Call JCEO of Franklin Counties, Inc. at (518) 561-6310 to learn about the programs listed above or other options. Or click here.
Constable Food Pantry (phone number 518-483-2288) has a clothing bank and also provides a package of free food or groceries, twice a month, to low income individuals and families in the local community of Franklin New York.
Adirondack Medical Center - This non-profit clinic provides various site clinics across the region, including in Malone and Franklin County, with access to free primary medical care for patients in local communities. Call 518-891-4141
Bellmont Food Pantry, which is located in Malone NY (phone 518-483-1855), offers a food package to the needy in the area.
Salvation Army programs can help seniors and the less fortunate. While the local center has limited resources, they can usually offer referrals or information on services in the Franklin County region. Some of resources in highest demand include utility, heating bill, and rental assistance. The center and pantries in the Malone New York region may also pass out free food, holiday meals, and Christmas assistance, such as toys and items from the Angel Tree program. Winter coats and attire for children can also be provided from Salvation Army thrift stores and clothing closets. Click here.