Employment Information and Referral
Agency provides referrals to individuals seeking employment.
Utility assistance is provided to assist low-income households with the cost of heating and cooling.
Food Baskets are provided to persons/families experiencing a food crisis.
Agency will assist in purchasing prescription medicines.
Information and Referral
Information and referrals are provided to persons seeking assistance not provided by the H.E.L.P. Agency.
Child Care Assistance
Agency will provide financial assistance for child care for children of low-income working families.
Agency will conduct or participate in forums to explain what Community Action is and solicit cooperation from the public and private sectors in meeting the needs of disadvantaged individuals.
Agency provides information, to low-income families, regarding how to establish and maintain a household budget.
Agency provides assistance to homeless and potential homeless families with shelter expenses.
Encourages and provides referrals to persons interested In obtaining Equivalency Diploma.
Summer Youth Employment
Agency will provide low-income youth with work experience to improve employment skills and provide additional household income.
Bus tokens will be provided to working individuals to assist in obtaining reliable transportation to work.
Agency will participate the telephone line discount programs and cell phone to eligible low-income households.
Agency will process applications for Weatherization and through coordination with partners, dwellings will be weatherized and households will realize a reduction in heating/cooling cost.
In collaboration with the Ruston Housing Authority, H.E.L.P. will take a major role in preserving the recreation center located in the targeted low-income area and serving low-income children and families.
Food for Seniors
In collaboration with the Lincoln Council on Aging, H.E.L.P. will provide meals 5 days a week for low-income seniors unable to prepare meals for themselves.
During extreme temperatures, H.E.L.P. will provide window A/C units to low-income residents residing in dwellings without non-central air cooling systems.
Individuals without any other means of transportation will be provided bus tokens to enable access to necessary resources.
Bus tokens will be provided to low-income individuals to assist in transportation to medical appointments.
Food for the Holidays
Food baskets will be provided for low-income senior citizens during Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday.
Pencils to Pens
Agency will assist in the purchase of school supplies and uniforms for low-income elementary-high school-aged youth.