Information + Referral (for more time-sensitive dilemmas)
Need shelter tonight? Need food tomorrow? Just endure a natural disaster? Need to pay rent by the end of the week? This need for immediate
assistance may be met by emergency-based organizations in your area.
Temporary Cash Assistance
The TCA program provides cash assistance to families with children under the age of 18 or under age 19 if full time secondary (high school) school
students, that meet the technical, income, and asset requirements. The program helps families become self-supporting while allowing children to
remain in their own homes. Pregnant women may also receive TCA, either in the third trimester of pregnancy if unable to work, or in the 9th month
of pregnancy. Parents, children and minor siblings who live together must apply together.
Earned Income Tax Credit
The Earned Income Tax Credit also called EITC or more simply EIC is a credit for people who earn low-to-moderate incomes. EITC can reduce your
taxes, and can mean a refund. In simple terms, working families and individuals keep more of what they earn.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
SSI is a federal income supplement program designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people, who have little or no income. It provides cash to
meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter.