You Are Not Alone!

Here's an organization that offers assistance to families and individuals in the Memphis, TN area: Often times when families and/or individuals are faced with hard times, they feel as if no one cares. However, that's not true in Tipton County. As an organization of "Neighbors Helping Neighbors", Tipton Cares strives to provide assistance those in need throughout the Tipton County area. The mission of Tipton Cares is to provide a safety net to families and individuals who are experiencing a temporary crisis. 834151_-diversity_4-.jpg Through cooperates with schools and other local community agencies, Tipton Cares provides emergency food, clothing and rent/utility assistance to needy children, families and individuals. Tipton Cares also operates a Thrift Store that offers material goods at a low price for those in need. For more information about Tipton Cares or to receive assistance, call (901) 840-2273.

Tipton Cares, Inc.
7615 Hwy 51 S.
Brighton, TN 38011
Tel: (901) 840-2273 or (901) 837-1777

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Each One, SHARE ONE

The following program offers utility assistance for individuals in the Columbus, MS area: Through a partnership with customers who donate through their monthly electric bills, Columbus Light & Water (CL&W) created a special fund for families and individuals in need. CL& W's SHARE ONE program was established for individuals who do not qualify for the state's LIHEAP program but are in need of temporary assistance to pay their utility bills. Customers are encouraged to apply for assistance as soon as possible. Those who wait until the bill's due date to apply for assistance, delay the SHARE ONE process. To qualify for assistance through SHARE ONE, families and/or individuals must demonstrate their inability to pay their utility bills due to a recent job loss, disability, unforeseen emergency/crisis situation or any other verifiable situation. Although SHARE ONE is funded by CL&W & its customers, it is administered by Helping Hands, a local non-profit agency. The agency screens each applicant and determines their need. First priority for assistance is given to:

  • The elderly (individuals over 65)
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Families below Federal Poverty Line
  • Individuals who demonstrate a verifiable need for utility assistance

Once a request for assistance is received by Helping Hands, they will verify the request with CL&W to confirm the amount owed and obtain payment information. Before determining eligibility, an applicant's payment history will be reviewed. Once an applicant has been approved for assistance, they will receive a voucher stating the amount of payment to submit to CL& W's Customer Service Department for payment. Assistance provided through SHARE ONE cannot be used for deposits, reconnect fees or penalties that may have occurred on the account. For more information about the SHARE ONE program, call Columbus Light & Water at (662) 328-7192.

Columbus Light & Water Department
420 4th Avenue South
P.O. Box 949
Columbus, MS 39703

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Affordable Housing Gets Innovated

The following organization offers housing assistance for individuals with disabilities in the Dayton, OH area: One of the many obstacles that individuals with disabilities face is finding accessible housing. As a nonprofit housing corporation, the Miami Valley In-Ovations, Inc. (MVIO) strives to reduce the obstacles of accessing adequate housing. By customizing its properties to suit the needs of individuals, MVIO develops safe, affordable and accessible housing for individuals with mental retardation and/or developmental disabilities. MVIO currently manages over 70 properties throughout Miami, Darke and Montgomery counties. A variety of housing options are offered through MVIO's properties in effort to give individuals the opportunity to choose where they want to live, who they wish to live with and their provider agency. These options include single-family homes as well as doubles and apartments. Property management services provided by MVIO are paid through rent and include repairs and maintenance, lawn care services and snow removal services if needed. For more information about MVIO and its housing services, call (937) 457-2794.

Miami Valley In-Ovations, Inc
P.O. Box 56
Vandalia, OH 45377
Tel: 937-457-2794

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Affordable Housing Gets Innovated

The following organization offers emergency assistance to families and individuals in the Jackson, MS & Laurel, MS areas: The Good Samaritan Center (Good Sam) is a social service organization with a passion to help individuals who are in need. With a main office in Jackson and a branch in Laurel, Good Sam's mission is to provide assistance to families and individuals who are experiencing emergency situations. By providing individuals with "short-term" assistance, Good Sam strives to make a "long-term" difference in the lives of those in need. Good Sam has worked with local churches for over 35 years to assist in handling emergency crisis request. Their case management team works with each client to help determine the basic cause of the client's emergency and to assist them in making the appropriate changes needed to avoid a reoccurrence. Good Sam's case management team also works with clients to understand their situations and offer them the appropriate assistance needed. Emergency assistance services offered through Good Sam includes:

For more information about the services of Good Sam or to determine your eligibility for assistance, call (601) 355-6276.

The Good Samaritan Center
114 Millsaps Avenue
Jackson, MS 3902
Tel: (601) 355-6276

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When GOOD Things Happen in Alabama

The following information may be helpful to those in Alabama who were affected by the April 2011 storms: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor's Office on Disability (GOOD) has teamed up to make sure that those with disabilities have equal access to the recovery efforts for those affected by the April 2011 tornadoes and storms. GOOD and FEMA has provided printed materials, for those who are blind or vision impaired, regarding information on how to receive assistance in Braille and large print. Sign language interpreters, amplified phones and other technologies are also available by request. FEMA also has a TTY line (1-800-462-7585) to allow individuals who are hard of hearing or those with speech impairs to register for assistance or receive answers to any questions they may have regarding assistance. In addition to providing the printed materials and the TTY line, FEMA has also assigned Disability Integration Specialists throughout Alabama to assist those with disabilities in applying for recovery assistance. All individuals affected by the April tornadoes who are in need of disaster assistance through FEMA must apply for assistance by June 25, 2011. Currently there are 27 recovery centers across the state that are open to assist in the recovery of storm survivors. Beginning June 6, all recovery centers will be open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 am to 6:00pm. Before visiting a recovery center, storm survivors are encouraged to register with FEMA by calling the hotline 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 1-800-462-7585). Individuals may also register with FEMA online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. For more information about disaster recovery services in Alabama, call GOOD at 888-879-3582 or FEMA at 800-621-3362. If you would like more information about Social Security Disability benefits or need assistance in applying for Social Security Disability benefits, contact The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers at 1-800-THE-FIRM (1-800-843-3476). We are available day or night to help you receive the Social Security benefits that you deserve.


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