Program – Emergency Assistance
Program: Emergency Assistance
From job loss to sudden life change, there are many reasons clients come to Friendly Center in need of emergency assistance; a program with multiple components including rental assistance, utility assistance, diaper distributions, and emergency groceries. For the latter, Friendly Center has on-site food pantries at each location to provide a variety of food items to those whose needs can’t wait until the next distribution. These emergency grocery recipients are then registered for ongoing distribution, getting them one step closer to food security. Keeping families stable is one of the primary goals of our organization – emergency assistance plays an important role in making this happen, as it allows us to come alongside families in crisis and connect them to high-impact services that can meet a variety of needs.