Assisting the Community TogetherACT in FaithAiF is an interfaith ministry that seeks to provide physical, financial and spiritual support to those in the Greater West Chester Area whose basic human needs are going unmet by facilitating communication, coordinating support, and supplementing resources to broaden the reach of existing social services and programs.
The ACT in Faith Main Office is open at The Church of the Holy Trinity , South High & Union Streets, West Chester. Client Intake and Community Cupboard: Mondays: 10:00 AM 12:00 PM, Wednesdays: 1:00 PM 3:00 PM, and Thursdays: 10:30 AM-Noon. In addition
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Cecil County Housing & Comm
105 Brown Ct Suite 1800 Elkton, MD 21921 (410) 996-5245
Provides affordable housing economic opportunity and suitable living environment toeligible low and moderate income person and families living in Cecil County. Also offers housing counseling services for potential home buyers and provides information on adult education and job training courses.SERVICES:1) FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY PROGRAM: Helps persons to obtain resources for GED and adult education. Information and referrals are provided for job training and college courses.2) HOME OWNERSHIP (PRE-PURCHASED):Provides counseling for any resident that is interested in purchasing a home. Information workshops are offered on the thirdTuesday of eachmonth at 6PM. Potential buyers must attend the workshops and one on one counseling to get the counseling certificate required by most lending and grant programs.3) RENTAL SUBSIDY PRORAM: Provides rental assistance toincome eligible families, elderly and disabled persons afford a better place to live or assist with paying a portion of the monthly rent where the family is currently living. Household income must meet federal income guidelines.4) VETERANS AFFAIR SUPPORTIVE HOUSING: Assist veterans and their families find rental housing. Includes specific eligibility criteria and case management services from the V.A. Referrals accepted by Perry Point V.A. To obtain a referral for rental assistance, call Patricia Lane at 410-642-2411 EX 5506.
Offers emergency assistance for food, clothing, and financial assistance with eviction prevention, security deposit, first month's rent, and rental assistance (as funding permits). SERVICES: 1) EMERGENCY FOOD: Emergency groceries are available to assist eligible Cecil County households. Households receiving food stamps are NOT eligible for food assistance. 2) THRIFT SHOP: Offers free clothing to area residents in need, when available. Call for information. 3) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides financial assistance to eligiblehouseholds for eviction,first month's rent and eviction prevention (as funding permits). 4) HOLIDAY FOOD ASSISTANCE 2012: Provides Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets to families in need. By application only. Call office for information. DONATIONS: Accepts monetary donations, food items, clothing and household goods for thrift shop.
SSVF provides comprehensive Supportive Services to very low income Veterans and their families who are currently experiencing homelessness or are at risk of losing their homes. Resources include case management, housing counseling, legal support, credit repair and financial planning services, and time-limited, temporary financial assistance. Eligible veterans may receive time-limited financial assistance for rent, utilities, and security deposits. SSVF offers short-term case management that links Veterans with resources within the Veterans Administration and the community with the ultimate goal of stabilizing veterans in housing. Veterans Service Officer (access to VA benefits and entitlements)
Access to emergency food and clothing and other local services
Transportation to and from the Coatesville VA Medical Center
Internet employment application assistance
Training courses such at ServSafe and basic computer skills
Personal/life skill courses such as budgeting (offered by Clarifi)
Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Veterans who have a discharge that is other than dishonorable, and have at least one day of active duty service time.