The overall purpose of the Office of Individual & Family Assistance is to support low income families in maintaining their own households. The office accomplishes this purpose through seven different programs:
2. Budget Counseling
3. Emergency Financial Assistance
4. Free Income Tax Preparation & E-Filing
5. Project Self Help
6. St. Christopher Safe Auto Program
7. Adopt A Family For Christmas
Our office also provides a Guide To Area Resources to help families find other programs in our community that can help them. Items are added throughout the year as new programs are discovered. This guide is fully updated once a year.
Last year, financial assistance was provided to 125 families experiencing a temporary financial crisis due to a job loss, accident or family illness. Another 52 individuals received assistance with job related expenses in order to accept employment, while 4 individuals were assisted with Vo-Tech School related expenses. Additionally, 217 children received toys at Christmas and 412 families received assistance with free income tax preparation.