Salvation Army, Batavia Corps
This non-profit agency provides Emergency Services, which make available emergency financial assistance to households that have exhausted their resources. Help with rent, utility bills, free food, medications, and Christmas and holiday meals and gifts may be available. Call (513) 732-6328
Community Action of Genesee County
Several different crisis and emergency programs are offered. Emergency Services and limited financial assistance may be are provided on a walk in and referral basis. 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.
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 and winter heating bill costs.
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.
The agency can also provide assistance for low income families with children. 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.
Federal government funding and grants may be available from time to time as well. Examples include the stimulus plan. These federal government funds were created to provide transportation assistance, child care resources, help with utilities and heating expenses, 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 at (585) 589-9015. Or click for more information.