Each year, Help*Works Community Resource offers emergency assistance to those in need, providing essentials that many of us take for granted. Help*Works annually assists more than 1,000 families living at or below the poverty level. Recently most of those we serve have never had to ask for help before. Referrals to Help*Works come from the Dept. of Social Services, the Dept. of Health, the Office of Mental Health, Salvation Army, churches, and other community agencies and organizations as well as self-referrals.
Help*Works Community Resource has provided Livingston County individuals and families who are struggling in poverty with:
- Direct emergency assistance including food, utilities, rent, gas, diapers and other personal items.
- Furniture assistance*
- Guidance on budgeting and energy conservation
- Information and referrals to other agencies that might best assist with a client’s needs
For more information on Emergency Financial Assistance, please call (585) 658-4466 Ext. 26. Walk-in hours are Mondays and Thursdays 9-4. Appointments can be made for alternative days and times as well.
*Accepted furniture items for donation include couches, chairs, kitchen/dining tables and chairs, beds, dressers, end tables, lamps, washers, driers, and refrigerators. **We do not accept car seats, cribs or crib mattresses.
For more information on the Housing program please contact Elijah Truth, Housing Case Worker at (585)658-4466 ext 12.