Providing emergency financial assistance is the primary program at CAC. The Center provides short term assistance to families or individuals facing a financial crisis. Most clients have experienced job loss or reduction of wages; others are affected by factors such as high medical expenses, family separation or illness.
We provide financial assistance to an average of 80 clients a month. This assistance typically pays for portions of rent or utility bills to prevent eviction or loss of utility services.
We thoroughly screen clients seeking assistance and we work with them develop a service plan that will help them move toward self-sufficiency. Applicants must qualify for assistance by living in our service area, show documented loss of income and proof of need.
CAC follows up with clients over the next 180 days to see if their situation has become stable and offers them opportunities throughout the year to enroll in additional programs such as holiday food or youth programs for their children.