Debt management - Struggling families and individuals can get advice from credit counselors. Access several different budget and credit counseling options. The programs are offered to all consumers. Also learn about such programs as debt consolidation loans. Click here.
Find a job and/or improve your career skills in Madison County
Community Action Program for Madison County, Inc. offers residents several ways to find a job, or to improve their careers so they can increase their income. The agency offers employment services that can help the unemployed get a job, keep their current job or find a better job. They accomplish this goal by offering the following.
- Interviewing Skills, Advice and Tips
- Resume Building and Improvement
- Job search skills and advice
- One-on-one Assistance and Counseling
- How to find professional clothes and access programs
Free food and grocery vouchers
In addition to helping people apply for food stamps, the Madison agency also coordinates several county-wide food pantries which will provide up to three days of emergency food assistance for either individuals or families in need of another meal. They can also offer emergency grocery vouchers for those in need.
Energy, water, and heating bills
The community action agency can refer people to programs that provide help for paying heating and electric bills, water bill assistance, and other aid. Some programs are offered by utility companies, some by either New York or federal government programs.
Transportation and automobile assistance programs
It is important that people have a car or adequate transportation to get to work. So the agency does is best to meet that goal.
They run a transportation assistance program that will help low income and qualified people maintain a vehicle. Assistance can be provided to help pay for car repairs, insurance payments, registration, offer defensive driving courses, and provide gasoline vouchers. Find other ways to get free gasoline.
Another resource offered is Keys to Work. This is a an automobile purchase program that is supported by a U.S. Department of Labor grant and a partnership with Morrisville State College.
To learn more about these programs, or other services, call the Community Action Program for Madison County, Inc. at (315) 684-7862. They can show you how to apply for help, and answer any questions you may have. For more information on resources and referrals from CAPMADCO, click Madison County Community Action.
Additional non-profits in Madison County
Another of the leading organizations to call for help is Catholic Charities. This non-profit will assist people regardless of their religion, age or background. The main service they offer is known as the Community Assistance Program. It can offer limited financial assistance including free food, rent/utility bill help, free Christmas assistance, and clothing. Children and students can receive summer meals, and Catholic Charities is a great place to turn to for referrals and counseling. They also partner with other local churches and organizations such as the United Way of Madison County New York. Call the charity for information and details on their services. More details.