Food & Nutrition Services provide low income households with food vouchers and prescribed nutritional supplements. Nutritional counseling and educational programs are offered on-site on topics including cooking, food preparation/food safety and nutrition issues. Staff members also help clients access additional community food resources.
Housing Services aim to prevent homelessness and stabilize housing by providing emergency/short term assistance for security deposits, first month’s rent and past due rent/mortgage. The agency advocates for appropriate long-term housing support including subsidized and supportive housing options.
Financial Assistance furnishes past due or emergency utility payments to maintain working electricity, heat and water services which are vital components of adequate housing. HELP is a THAW site (The Heat & Warmth Fund) and works closely with utility providers on behalf of our clients. Agency staff members provide assistance/advocacy with accessing an array of utility resources for low-income consumers.
Medical Case Management provides ongoing support to access and maintain medical care, medication adherence and supportive services. Case managers also assist with applying for Social Security, Medicaid, disability and other benefits; and accessing programs such as substance abuse treatment, mental health care, housing and job training.
Behavioral Health counseling services are available for individuals who are dealing with a variety of mental health conditions or concerns. Individual and group therapy may be available.
Early Intervention Services promote rapid access to medical care and resources.
Education Programs focus on building skills to promote long-term health and quality of life. Topics include health promotion, risk reduction, utility conservation, home weatherization, personal/household budgeting and landlord/tenant issues.