Community Services Block Grant

All services listed below are subject to eligibility criteria established in the currently approved CBSG Operational Plan. 

Contact your local Neighborhood Service Center for details.

Health

Financial assistance is provided to eligible individuals seeking help with health related expenses that are not covered by insurance (medications, dental and eye expenses)

Assistance in completing forms to receive help with Medicare premiums (S.H.I.P.) is part of the Health program.

Transportation to doctor appointments may also be provided if public transportation is not available.

Income Management

We provide assistance to households that need help budgeting their money.  Under this component we also provide assistance with income tax preparation.  There is a computer/printer in each office that will be accessible to individuals that want to prepare their own income taxes.

Employment

Assistance can be provided for individuals seeking employment.  Staff can assist clients in the preparation of a resume.  Each office maintains a listing of any known jobs in the community.

Crisis Intervention

Financial assistance can be provided to households who are facing eviction.  This assistance is paid to the landlord/mortgage company.  Case management and income management services are also provided to help alleviate the need for further assistance.

Companionship

Companionship services are designed to alleviate the isolation of elderly and disabled individuals who have no one to check on them.  Staff makes regular calls to clients to check on their wellbeing as well as make monthly home visits.  Transportation to doctor appointments and grocery may also be provided if necessary.

Information And Referral

Information is provided to individuals in need of assistance.  If SCHRA provides the service, staff will be able to provide the information and assist customers in getting them.  Additionally, staff is familiar with other resources in the community and will assist in  makeing referrals in order meet the needs of our customers.