Material Assistance

    Results: 14

  • Benefits Assistance (5)
    FT-1000

    Benefits Assistance

    FT-1000

    Programs that provide assistance for people who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining grants, payments, services or other benefits to which they are entitled by law. The programs may help people understand the eligibility criteria for benefits, the benefits provided by the program, the payment process and the rights of beneficiaries; provide consultation and advice; help them complete benefits application forms; negotiate on their behalf with benefits administration staff; and/or represent them in administrative processes or judicial litigation. Included are benefits counseling organizations that offer a range of advocacy services and legal aid programs that offer more formalized legal assistance.
  • Child Care Providers (4)
    PH-1250

    Child Care Providers

    PH-1250

    Programs that provide substitute parental care in a group setting for children during some portion of a 24-hour day. Services may include recreational and developmental activities and snacks and/or meals as appropriate.
  • Clothing (12)
    BM-6500.1500

    Clothing

    BM-6500.1500

    Programs that pay for or provide new or secondhand clothing. Included are clothing exchange programs.
  • Consumer Action Information/Support (4)
    DD-1200

    Consumer Action Information/Support

    DD-1200

    Programs that provide information, advice and/or access to necessary forms for individuals who want to exercise their rights as consumers.
  • Food Donation Programs (6)
    TI-1800.2000

    Food Donation Programs

    TI-1800.2000

    Programs that accept canned food and other food resources and keep the food for use in their own programs or donate it to food banks, food pantries, meal programs and other community-based food programs for distribution to the people they serve.
  • Household Goods Donation Programs (2)
    TI-1800.3000

    Household Goods Donation Programs

    TI-1800.3000

    Programs that accept new or secondhand furniture, appliances, kitchenware, linens, cleaning supplies and other consumer products for use in the household, refurbish them if necessary, and keep them for use in their own programs, donate them to other community-based organizations for distribution to the people they serve, or sell them to raise money for agency programs.
  • Individual and Family Support Services (6)
    PH

    Individual and Family Support Services

    PH

    Programs that provide alternative living arrangements for children who have no birth family or whose family environment is abusive; facilitate the settlement of new residents in the community; marshal community resources on behalf of disadvantaged residents during the holidays; or offer other services that augment and expand the protection, supervision, care and support that are provided through the primary family unit, or that enhance the recipient's mobility or ability to communicate and live more comfortably.
  • Local Automobile Transportation (7)
    BT-4500.4500

    Local Automobile Transportation

    BT-4500.4500

    Organizations that provide or arrange for automobile or van transportation for individuals who want to travel within their community or to other nearby communities.
  • Office Equipment/Supplies Donation Programs (1)
    TI-1800.6500

    Office Equipment/Supplies Donation Programs

    TI-1800.6500

    Programs that accept new or secondhand office equipment, supplies, furniture and other office products, refurbish them if necessary, and keep them for use in their own program or donate them to other community-based organizations.
  • Temporary Financial Assistance (11)
    NT

    Temporary Financial Assistance

    NT

    Programs that provide assistance for people who are experiencing an unexpected financial shortfall and have insufficient resources to obtain essential services or to meet expenses in situations where financial assistance related to their specific circumstance is unavailable. Monetary assistance may be in the form of cash, loans, checks or vouchers.
  • Thrift Shops (2)
    BM-8500

    Thrift Shops

    BM-8500

    Organizations that offer new or secondhand furniture, appliances, clothing, toys and other material goods at lower than retail prices, and which often use the proceeds from sales to support other services to the community. Thrift shops accept direct donations from the public of new and reusable goods. Also included are other types of resale shops that sell secondhand but reusable musical instruments, salvaged building materials, office equipment, sports equipment, books, CDs and other material goods.
  • Toy/Game Donation Programs (2)
    TI-1800.4500-900

    Toy/Game Donation Programs

    TI-1800.4500-900

    Programs that accept new or secondhand toys, games, puzzles and other similar items; repair them if necessary; and keep them for use in their own program or donate them to toy lending libraries, family shelters, foster care programs and other community-based organizations for distribution to the people they serve.
  • Transportation (4)
    BT-8300

    Transportation

    BT-8300

    Programs that provide immediate cash, bus tokens, loans, loan/insurance payment support or other forms of financial assistance for people who otherwise have no means of transportation. Transportation expense assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.
  • Utility Assistance (14)
    BV-8900

    Utility Assistance

    BV-8900

    Programs that provide financial assistance for people who are at risk for having their utilities shut off; offer discounted utility services; provide disconnection protection; arrange for notification regarding pending disconnection; make available special services such as large print utility bills or levalized energy bill payment arrangements which support people's ability to make their payments; or supply wood, propane, butane or other fuel for heating or cooking purposes in situations where people have no other means of acquiring them. Utility assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.