|90Works NWFL Stability Services for Veterans (SSVF)||Stability Services for Veteran Families seeks to improve housing stability of veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and their families. Targeted case management that is geared toward a goal of self-sufficiency begins with assessment of current needs and resources and development of a plan to engage the family with community resources including VA benefits, housing counseling, financial planning, employment and/or access to disability services. Temporary financial assistance may include time-limited payment to third parties for housing or other living costs. Overall the goal is to assist the veteran with providing for themselves and their families.
|BASIC Northwest Florida BAY CAL GULF HOL JAX WASH Case Management||Provides individual assistance for HIV plan of care, yearly progress assessments, housing (mortgage/rent assistance), utility (deposit), and transitional housing when case managed.
Ryan White Part B provider. Includes financial assistance for medical prescriptions||Bay||BASIC NWFL, Inc.||BASIC NWFL, Inc. |
|Beach Care Services BAY Utilities Assistance||Beach Care Services assistance with utilities for Panama City Beach residents only. Provides assistance for electric, gas, and water bills. Utility deposits paid when funding is available through grants.||Bay||Beach Care Services||Beach Care Services|
|Capital Area Community Action CAL Emergency Services Program||Emergency Services Program helps eligible households with their electricity bills. It also provides for gas and propane in the winter season (October 1 - March 31)
Other services, such as rent, provided when funds are available.||Calhoun||Capital Area Community Action Calhoun County||Capital Area Community Action |
|Capital Area Community Action GULF Emergency Services Program||Emergency Services Program helps eligible households with their electricity bills. It also provides for gas and propane bills in the winter months (October 1 - March 31).
Other services, such as rent, provided when funds are available.||Gulf||Capital Area Community Action Gulf County||Capital Area Community Action |
|Catholic Charities BAY Emergency Assistance||Catholic Charities assists with past due rent and past due utilities. Clients need to call in on Monday mornings at 8:30am for screening. Must be a resident of Bay County.||Bay||Catholic Charities Bay County||Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida|
|Catholic Charities ESC Utilities Assistance||Catholic Charities Emergency Financial Assistance program may assist with past due utilities on a case-by-case basis, depending on current funds available.
Deposit assistance may be available-dependent on grants and funding, case by case basis.
September 21: NO CALLS until October 17th, due to funding cycle.
Catholic Charities of NWFL will continue to help Escambia tornado victims with mortgage, rent, utilities, and medical expenses. The qualifications for our assistance are based on being adversely affected by the tornado, not necessarily on income. People seeking assistance need to bring: Social Security Cards for all members who are living in their household, Drivers License or State ID, Proof of income, Copy of bills they need assistance with. If rent copy of a current lease.||Escambia||Catholic Charities Escambia and Santa Rosa County||Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida|
|Community Action Program ESC Utilities Assistance LIHEAP Program||Assists eligible clients with utility assistance.
Closed December 23rd - January 4th, 2016.
Community Action only helps with cooling bills from April 1 - September 30; and heating bills from October 1 to March 31.
Beginning July 1st, Community Action uses an automated appointment service via the following phone number: 1-844-356-8139 for the LIHEAP program.
Clients can call in anytime, any week of the month and certain appointment slots are set aside for elderly, disabled, families with children in the home age 5 or under, and all others.
If your lights are disconnected, you may call in anytime to schedule an appointment as specific appointment slots are also set aside for these clients.
(The debt management class is no longer required in order to receive assistance.)
||Escambia||Community Action Program Committee Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program||Community Action Program Committee, Inc|
|Community Action Program ESC Utilities Assistance Water||Provides emergency assistance for ECUA water bills only.
Closed December 23rd - January 4th, 2016 for holidays.||Escambia||Community Action Program Committee Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program||Community Action Program Committee, Inc|
|Council on Aging BAY Energy Assistance LIHEAP Program||Provides utility assistance with gas and electric bills. Clients may only use service once per year. Better to call for an appointment but can walk in.
Walk-ins are occasionally accepted for the following criteria:
Need for deposit assistance to get utilities turned on; need for assistance due to having received a disconnect notice and are in crisis.
||Bay||Bay County Council on Aging||Council on Aging of West Florida, Inc.|
|Family of God Baptist Church BAY East Campus Utilities Assistance||Family of God Baptist Church offers Utility Assistance for electric, gas or water up to $25 for one bill only.
Walk in Tuesday from 8:30am - 11:30am.||Bay||Bay County Small Organizations||Bay County|
|Good Shepherd Lutheran Church BAY Utility Assistance||Good Shepherd Lutheran Church provides utility assistance for those in need. Limit of $50 per client on one utility bill. Client must wait 4 months before receiving assistance again. Limited funding.||Bay||Bay County Small Organizations||Bay County|
|Grace Presbyterian Church BAY Utility Assistance||Walk-in for services Thursdays 8:00am - 11:30am. Assistance for electric bills and water bills only. Must have a disconnect notice. The number of clients assisted depends on funding, usually around 7 clients, first come, first serve. (People sometimes start arriving as early as 6:30am.
Please call before going to receive full list of necessary documents required.)||Bay||Bay County Small Organizations||Bay County|
|Jackson County Senior Citizens Organization JAX Utility Assistance LIHEAP Program||Provides utility assistance with heating or cooling a home. Electric and Gas only. (April-Sept. Cooling Assistance) (Oct-March - Heating assistance) Will assist with deposits, will not assist with old bills. No water or sewage.
Priority goes to vulnerable clients who are over 60, who have children under the age of 5, or who are disabled.
||Jackson||Jackson County Senior Citizens Organization Inc||Jackson County Senior Citizens Organization Inc|
|NMCRS ESC Emergency Financial Assistance||Provides financial assistance to active duty and retired Navy and Marine Corps personnel and their families with basic living expenses, emergency transportation, medical/dental bills, funerals, household items, and car repairs.||Escambia||NMCRS Pensacola Area Office||Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS)|
|Port St Joe Community Resource Center GULF Utility Assistance||Provides assistance with utility payments: gas, electric, or water once per year. No deposits, no prior billing.||Gulf||Port St. Joe Community Resource Center||Gulf County|
|Salvation Army BAY HOL JAX WASH Utility Assistance||The Salvation Army of Bay County provides utility assistance services to Bay, Holmes, Washington, Jackson Counties in Florida.
Assistance usually occurs at the start of each month, dependent on funding. Dates change month to month. Please call for more information.
For electric bill assistance, power must be through Gulf Power-cannot help clients who have Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative.
Dates for utility assistance @ Salvation Army will change monthly. They must call 850-769-5259 to pre-qualify and set an appointment.
||Bay||Salvation Army BAY / NWFL||Salvation Army |
|Salvation Army ESC Utilities Assistance||Provides emergency assistance with water, electric, or gas bill for Escambia County residents.
||Escambia||Salvation Army Escambia County||Salvation Army |
|Salvation Army JAX WASH HOL Utility Assistance||Assistance with past due utility bills, either electric or water services. $100 maximum for an individual in Jackson County and $65 in Washington/Holmes county. Priority is given to those individuals who suffered some type of hardship, health issues, or negative circumstances.||Jackson||Salvation Army Jackson County||Salvation Army |
|Samaritan Hands ESC Utilities Assistance||Provides emergency assistance for water, electric, gas, or propane bill. Will not assist if utility has been shut off. Will not assist more than once every three years (36 months). Only able to assist with $200 and client must have remaining amount for assistance to be provided. Bill cannot be more than $500. Especially focused on helping with past due amounts.
Closed Monday, July 4th reopen Tuesday.
||Escambia||First Baptist Church of Pensacola Samaritan Hands Ministry||First Baptist Church of Pensacola|
|Tender Hearts Caring Hands ESC Utilities Assistance||Ministry Village at Olive/Tender Hearts Caring Hands provides utility assistance to individuals and families who meet qualifying criteria. After completion of a telephone screening , the verification of financial need and qualifying for assistance, an appointment will be set.
||Escambia||Tender Hearts Caring Hands||Ministry Village At Olive, Inc|
|Tri County Community Council HOL Utility Assistance (LIHEAP)||The purpose of this program is to provide assistance to meet the cost of home heating and cooling needs for eligible individuals and households and also to provide assistance in emergency situations to eligible individuals and families who are without home energy or in danger of losing home energy during a crisis No water.||Holmes||Tri County Community Council Holmes County Office||Tri County Community Council, Inc.|
|Tri County Community Council WASH Utility Assistance (LIHEAP)||Provides Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) utilities assistance for electric and gas bills. Will assist with deposits, will not assist if client has an existing balance.||Washington||Tri County Community Council Washington County Office||Tri County Community Council, Inc.|
|United Ministries ESC Utilities Assistance||Provides emergency assistance with past due electric, water, or gas bill for households with dependent children in the homes and who are experiencing a recent, verifiable crisis (besides utility interruption)
Also provides job search coaching to clients.
||Escambia||United Ministries Emergency Financial Assistance||United Ministries|