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Wayne County New York assistance programs.

There are several agencies and charities in the Newark, Batavia, and Wayne County area that people can turn to for advice, financial help, and cash grants to pay bills. Learn about your options below, as well as who to contact for aid.

Housing programs, including rent or security deposit help along with utility bill assistance, is combined with other services in Wayne County New York. Find free food, clothes, school supplies, medical care and even Christmas gifts for low income families. There are also transportation programs, free gas vouchers, job placement services and other support in the Newark region

Legal aid for seniors

Catholic Family Center provides free legal advice, representation, information and referrals to qualified individuals to help them deal with civil legal matters. They work with local non-profit attorneys and law firms. Get help with such issues as foreclosures, landlord and tenant evictions, and other non-criminal cases. Dial(585) 232-1840, or click here to find additional legal assistance programs.

Low interest loans

There is an agency that provides low interest loans to people who need the funds for transportation expenses. Catholic Family Center is the agency to turn to for this program. The money can be used to either repair a car, or purchase a new or used automobile. The program is intended to both help people maintain and find employment, as well as provide needed financial skills such as building a credit history. Click here to learn more about loan programs for low income borrowers, or call the agency at (585) 546-7220.

Food, clothes, furniture and other aid

A place to go to for this type of help is the Success Center, which can be reached at (315) 483-8080. The center has counselors and administers programs that will reach out to serve needy neighbors and provide them with free or discounted clothing, food, furniture, referrals to community resources and government programs as well as individual and family counseling.




Conserve energy with weatherization

This program is free to homeowners, and it can help save them hundreds of dollars per year on their heating and utility bills. The Wayne County Weatherization program will help eligible low to moderate income individuals, the elderly and disabled save money on their energy bills by helping them reducing their heating and energy bills by providing energy saving improvements to their homes.

The primary goals of the program are to ensure the safety, health, and efficiency of an applicants home. In addition to providing the service themselves, the agency will also focus on working with other local charities and non-profit agencies throughout the Wayne county area, Newark, and Batavia to find other ways to help people save money. This program is also run by the Wayne County Action Program, Inc. Phone number (315) 946-7530.

Wayne County NY financial assistance for utility bills and rent

The Wayne County Salvation Army, which is located in Newark New York, has several different programs that the unemployed, low income, and others can turn to for help. While the funds are often limited, the Salvation Army can provide cash for paying bills such as heating and utility, money for prescription drugs, provide housing funds such as rent support. There may be other forms of cash assistance and financial help.





Or the Salvation Army also offers basic needs to needy families. Those include free back to school supplies, shelter, blankets for the homeless, and even free Christmas gifts or toys. Call the Salvation Army at (315) 331-3821, or learn more on Wayne County NY Salvation Army assistance programs.

Emergency rental assistance or rent subsidies can help stop evictions and/or homelessness in Wayne County New York. Whether a government grants, funds from charities, Housing Vouchers from HUD, or help for single mothers or substance abusers, support is out there. More on emergency rental assistance Wayne County.

Department of Aging and Youth focused on helping seniors, people over 55, and the elderly. A number of assistance programs are offered, most of them by referral. Seniors in Wayne County can benefit from one or more of the following services. Caregiver Support, Case Management, Transportation, Information, Assistance and Advocacy, Legal Assistance, Case Assistance, Free Home Delivered Meals among many others programs.

Seniors and the disabled in Wayne County New York can get more support too. Information on Insurance Counseling is offered as part of the SHIP program. The center is a great place for referrals to local non-profit agencies, many of which can assist seniors in obtaining benefits and services, and serve as advocates. 1519 Nye Rd., Suite 300, Lyons, New York 14489, call 315-946-5624.

Wayne CAP offers a number of other resources in the region. The community action agency works to help those facing poverty overcome their challenges and gain long term self-sufficiency. So to this end, the following referrals, programs, and social services may be available.

  • A clothing center in Wayne County New York may have school or work clothing.
  • Emergency assistance from Success Centers. This can be funds for paying rental costs, heating bills, utilities or a partial security deposit.
  • Help in applying for government benefits, whether SSI disability, cash aid, SNAP food stamps, unemployment or other benefits.
  • Education and job training, whether the client is unemployed or looking for new skills.
  • Information on other resources, such as HEAP, HUD vouchers, and home loan programs.
  • Find more details on Wayne County New York community action services.

Transitional housing, emergency shelters, and government aid can help meet the needs of the evicted and homeless. Low income families and individuals can receive meals, information on permanent housing, help for paying deposits or first months rent, and more. Click here transitional housing in Wayne County area.

The low income, indigent, and uninsured can also get free or affordable medical care too. This is for either dental or or health care needs. Whether the clients needs a check up, voucher for prescription medications, tooth extraction, or referrals to a local hospital, assistance is offered. There is even information from specialists on how to get health insurance deductible help.





Wayne County Catholic Charities administers several assistance programs for low income and the working poor. Several churches in the region, including in Lyons, are part of this organization. They offer educational programs for college students, emergency rental assistance for eviction prevention and even support such as free clothing or meals for the working poor and seniors. Continue reading Catholic Charity Wayne County assistance programs.

By Jon McNamara


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