Because we understand families dealing with crises and those on fixed incomes may struggle to maintain financial stability, we offer a range of emergency services to support those in transition as well as financial counseling and budgeting. All emergency services are approved and provided on a case-by-case basis.
Families seeking assistance must have a valid Hardin County address for a period of at least 90 days. A family member must come to our assistance office to make an official request by application on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday and bring a current photo ID, utility bill, and lease or rental agreement. Renters without a rental agreement will be given a rental form to be completed by the renter’s landlord. Jesus Cares will determine at this time if they are utilizing federal, state, and government resources. A committee will review applications, determine the assistance to be provided, and a committee member will notify the applicant by 4pm. For same-day service, you must be at the assistance office before 2pm.
For emergency assistance outside of business hours, please call and leave a message with your name and phone number at 731-925-6777 and a staff member will call you back to assess your emergency needs as soon as possible.
As the seasons change and utility bills rise, those on fixed incomes, including the elderly and disabled, and families facing financial hardship may struggle to cope with the higher bills, making them vulnerable to utility service disconnection. We offer emergency utility assistance to those in urgent need to help them regain financial stability.
In times of hardship, families struggling to pay bills can face displacement from their homes. Once a family becomes homeless, it is even more difficult to regain stability and every family member experiences significant added stress and strain as the family struggles to get back on its feet. In order to prevent this from happening, we offer rent assistance to those in dire need.
For those who find themselves without a home, it can seem impossible to regain financial security. We know that a solid foundation and a stable home situation are critical for self-sufficiency, which is why we offer assistance with emergency, traditional, and permanent housing for homeless members of the Hardin County community.
As our children grow in years, they also grow in size, often outgrowing clothing during and between school years. For low-income families, it can be hard to keep up with growth spurts and provide new clothes for children as they age. We offer clothing vouchers specifically for low-income, school-age children twice per year to help these families provide school clothes.
Income Based Medical Assistance
When it comes to urgent medical care, we know that costs can run high. Whether your care is local or out-of-town, we might be able to help. Low-income patients may be able to receive assistance with fuel for out-of-town care, long-term medical treatments, and other emergency services as determined on a case-by-case basis.
CAM Food Pantry Partnership
At the Hardin County Jesus Cares assistance office, you can also find the CAM Food Pantry, another local organization created to provide food for the needy in our community. Those seeking food assistance through the CAM Food Pantry will need to come to our assistance office on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday and bring a photo ID and SNAP card if applicable. For same-day service, you must be at the assistance office before 2pm. Food is dispensed between 11:30am and 2:30pm on the above days.
If you would like to help with our food assistance services, call our office at 731-925-6777 and ask about our annual food drive!