Crosswalk Community Action Agency provides assistance to many people in Williamson, Franklin, Jackson, and Jefferson Illinois. The case managers from the organization help clients apply for emergency assistance that can meet a variety of needs.
Some of the aid is provided by the federal government in the form of grants, and some is provided by private sources. There may be help available to pay rent, which could prevent evictions. Crosswalk provides free food to address hunger issues and offers additional services such as weatherization and case management.
The purpose of the Emergency Services Program offered by CCAA is to provide financial assistance to people and families who are experiencing a real emergency. This program is funded by many different sources. There may be grants available for people who have an emergency and need money for things like food, rent, and medicine.
The Emergency Services Program provides financial assistance on a one-time-only basis. The Crosswalk Community Action Agency has locations in Williamson, Franklin, Jackson, and Jefferson Counties where people can go to get information and help with various services.
Like the above program, the Emergency Food and Shelter Program is a federal government program that provides assistance to people in need. The goal is to help out with the work that local social service agencies and churches are already doing. This organization collaborates with both private and public sector programs in Illinois to provide support.
This government resource provides financial assistance to agencies that help people in emergency situations. A crisis can be caused by a flood, fire, tornado, or other disaster. Organizations that help hungry and homeless people are eligible for EFSP funding. Grants from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program must be used to provide food, clothing, permanent and transitional shelter, rent, mortgage and utility bill payments.
Crosswalk is a part of the Illinois Homeless Services Continuum of Care. This organization helps to prevent homelessness and eviction. This support is aimed at helping those who are at risk of being homeless or those who are already homeless. People in Jackson County who are in danger of foreclosure may be able to get help from the government.
CCAA’s housing program helps the homeless by providing shelter and preventing homelessness. The goal is to keep people in their homes.
The program provides assistance to people who are struggling to keep their homes. This includes seniors and families. The program helps them by working to stabilize their current housing situations. This means that it can help you pay for a security deposit or loan for rental assistance. This will reduce the amount of time spent in regional shelters. Case managers work with clients to identify safe and affordable housing options.
A food pantry is a place where people can go to get food. Residents can get food or grocery assistance from CCAA once a month. This means that food like meat, fruit, and vegetables may be given away.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low-income households pay for winter energy services and heating bills. LIHEAP is a federally funded program. There may also be assistance for restoring energy service that has been cut off due to failure to pay.
There are several factors that affect how much cash assistance a household receives, such as what kind of fuel they use for heating, how many people are in the home, their household income level, age, and where they live. An applicant can either own their home or rent it.
The Illinois LIHEAP program does not require the individual to show an overdue bill or notice of disconnection from their utility company in order to receive assistance. If you need help from Crosswalk Community Action Agency, you can go to their intake sites in Franklin, Williamson, Jefferson, or other counties.
This means that most homes in Illinois are not using all energy-saving methods possible to lower their utility bills. The Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP) helps low-income residents save money by improving the energy efficiency and comfort of their homes. Homeowners can contact the Crosswalk Community Action Agency for help.
The program will help with fixing leaks and cracks, repairing windows and doors and insulating attics and walls. The non-profit also offers an evaluation of your heating system to ensure that it is safe and in good working order. The IHWAP program provides contractor services for cleaning and tuning furnaces, repairs, and retrofitting or replacement as needed.
The CDBG’s primary mission is to help communities within its service area. This means that areas with a lot of poor and middle-class people are being looked at more closely. Assistance is available to help them with their most pressing economic and community development needs.
The Crosswalk Scholarships program helps people who are low-income, disabled, or disadvantaged and who have the potential to do well academically. The program is funded by CSBG. Students receive help with funding their education or learning new job skills at approved colleges. In other words, this means that they are giving more thought to people who study in areas like technology or other areas where there is potential for job growth.
Crosswalk offers loans to small businesses, both new and expanding. The program offers residents with long-term, fixed-rate financing in exchange for employment or job creation for community members in Williamson, Jefferson and other areas.
For more information on these programs, or referrals, please call 618-937-3581. Crosswalk Community Action Agency is located at 410 West Main St., West Frankfort, Illinois 62896.