Pike County assistance programs.

Financial assistance with rent and electric bills

The Salvation Army Service Center which is located in Troy (phone (334) 808-1069) is the place many people who need help with bills and financial assistance go to for aid. The center is starting to see a growing increase in requests for assistance with paying utility bills and expects even for requests more aid as the summer progresses and the economy stays weak. Anyone who needs help with electric bills or rent assistance must make an appointment to be eligible.

You can even buy low cost goods at the Salvation Army in Pike County and Troy Alabama. The center still does have aid to distribute as fortunately business at the Salvation Army Service Center is strong. The store offers nice items for sale at low prices. They offer a significant amount of nice, name brand clothing, and everything that they sell and put out is in good condition. More and more families and individuals are starting to learn that not only can they get assistance with rent and energy bills at the center, but they can also get good, high quality items at low prices at the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Troy.

Organized Community Action Program, Inc. of Troy Alabama can be reached at 334-566-1712. this is the Pike County Alabama community action agency. They are committed to helping the poor, low income, unemployed, disabled, and elderly in the region. A number of services and resources are offered to qualified clients of the agency.

A number of financial assistance programs, grants, and other aid may be offered to help individuals and families obtain decent housing, free food, new or slightly used clothing, health assistance, prescription medications, debt and foreclosure counseling, and job placement. From time to time the agency may have direct funds to help, but more than often it is a referral.

For example, the Organized Community Action Program, Inc. is a great place for information and referrals. They can refer people to everything from Alabama HUD counseling agencies, to dental clinics, and health care centers. Over the years they have helped thousands of people in the larger region get out of poverty.

Head Start is also offered by the community action agency. This can provide low income children up to age six with access to health care, dental assistance, and educational programs. As indicated above, dial 334-566-1712 to apply for help with bills, expenses, and to get information. Or read more Organized Community Action.




By Jon McNamara

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