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Assistance programs Genesee County NY.

Low-income families in Genesee County will get immediate financial help as well as free stuff. There are charities, churches, and government organizations that provide grant money to pay housing costs (rent, energy bills, etc.) or that give out free food or that offer social services. Get financial assistance near you in Batavia and Genesee County.

Organizations numerous low income assistance programs, with a focus on hunger and homeless prevention. There are also job training programs, free clothes and transportation services in the Batavia area. Find free food, hardship funds for utility bills or rent, health care assistance programs, and other resources.

Places for financial help for bills, rent and housing

Genesee-Orleans Ministry of Concern, Inc. offers an assistance program known as Last Resort Services. The program will offer direct financial help for certain expenses like housing and energy bills, networking, counseling and advocacy for all low income individuals in Batavia and Genesee County. The resources are for people who are living at or near the New York State and federal government poverty level.

This charity helps people in fulfilling their potential and in becoming economically independent and contributing members of their communities. This also includes employment, self-sufficiency and debt relief. also, as indicated a limited amount of direct financial help may be available.  Call the Albion based agency at (585) 589-9210. The location is 121 N Main St Apartment 311, Albion, NY 14411.

The Genesee Region Housing Initiatives Committee (Pathstone) helps the low-income, rural communities and immigrants. There is help for housing, debt, employment and more. They also run a service known as the First Time Homebuyer Program. This service provides housing, foreclosure, and mortgage assistance for low income individuals and families in Genesee County. Learn more on Pathstone programs.

Salvation Army, Batavia Corps, has a thrift store and emergency social services. The charity helps everyone from the homeless to single moms, seniors and the unemployed with both short and long term needs. There are also free clothes and furniture vouchers.

  • This non-profit agency provides Emergency Services, which can help with back rent to stop an eviction, electric bills or car repairs. The Faith based charity will make available emergency financial assistance to households that have exhausted their resources. Or get free food, medications, and Christmas gifts for kids in Genesee County. There is also a back to school supply. The charity is at 529 E Main St, Batavia, NY 14020. Call (585) 343-6284




Community Action of Genesee County works to fight poverty. Several different crisis and emergency programs are offered. Limited financial assistance may be are provided on a walk in and referral basis.

  • Food banks and pantries are available. All sites run by the agency throughout Genesee County New York have an emergency food pantry available to help in crisis situations.
  • Emergency Services can also coordinate transportation; rent and energy bill help, programs assist with clothing, and counseling referrals are also offered.  A service known as Community Action Angels may also offer limited financial aid or basic needs in a crisis. CAOG may distribute free food, clothing, or grants for paying a security deposit or back rent. There resources are very limited in Batavia and the county.
  • Home Energy Assistance Program is another option. The program, which is abbreviate as HEAP, is a federally government funded utility and heating bill program that is intended to assist low-income households in meeting their energy expenses. A focus is on helping seniors and the disabled with winter heating bill costs.
  • The agency can also provide assistance for low income families with children, including single moms. Some of the resources include Head Start educational services or clothes from a thrift shop. There is also information on summer meals programs and public benefits such as SNAP food stamps. Or look here to get single mom assistance.
  • Federal government funding and grants may be available from time to time as well. This includes transportation assistance, free child care resources, help with utilities and heating expenses. There are also grants as part of basic skills training and much more to people who are unemployed, facing an unexpected emergency, or are employed but at risk of losing their job.

Call the Community Action of Genesee County at (585) 589-9015. Or click more information on help from Community Action of Genesee County.





Genesee County Social Services Department has information on government benefits. This includes everything from Medicaid to TANF (ODTA) cash aid. There are also applications to free or subsidized daycare, SSI, elder care and more. Most of the financial help is time limited. The location is 5130 E Main Street Rd # 3, Batavia, NY 14020. Call (585) 344-2580

St. Anthony's has a free food bank and other support, such as personal toiletries, hygiene supplies and more. There are free groceries, holiday food baskets, meals from a soup kitchen and other support from 114 Liberty St, Batavia, NY 14020. Dial (585) 343-6895

The City Church has assistance, including free clothes (for adults and kids) and a pantry. The parish is at 210 E Main St, Batavia, NY. This includes includes free winter coats for kids or the elderly and holiday help. Dial 585-343-6895


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