“If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich."
John F Kennedy
As funds are available, CCHASM is able to assist area residents that are facing temporary financial hardship. Our screening process is very thorough, aiding in the discernment of legitimate emergency needs and core issues as opposed to chronic on-going needs. While we understand the importance of on-going needs, it is not part of our mission to assist with these. CCHASM might assist in such areas as utilities, housing, auto repair, medicine, and other emergency needs as they are presented. We request documentation of the emergency and the client's income. Funds will be provided directly to the vendor, such as the power company.
If funds are not available for financial assistance at the time of the request, CCHASM is able to offer extra food which will ease budget restraints and allow the client to redirect those funds toward the emergency need.