A visit for emergency assistance, at any of our four regional offices is often the first contact clients have with Catholic Charities.
Catholic Charities helps in emergencies with such basic needs as financial assistance, food, prescription, housing and utilities. The staff is acutely aware of services provided within the agency and the community at large, and are knowledgeable about researching new resources that can benefit those in need.
The target population is families in crisis who reside in the geographical area of the Diocese of Pensacola/Tallahassee. Caseworkers will normally prioritize and assist potential clients according to need, houseing status, and family composition.
Catholic Charities attempts to assist as many applicants as possible with the emergency situation they face and by providing financial counseling and referrals to other resources as appropriate. Catholic Charities does not have income eligibility restrictions for most programs.
Many families are facing multiple problems. Although one problem may be presented, generally financial in nature, the case worker must be able to assess other possible needs and problems of the family. Appointments are assessed and referred to the appropriate case manager or community resource.
Information needed to apply:
- ID for all adults in the household
- Birth certificates for all children in the household
- Proof of emergency hardship
- Social Security Cards for all household members
- Verification of all income for all household members
- Receipts of any and all payments/expenses made in the last 30 days
Screenings are accepted on a weekly basis. Please contact your local office for appointment and screening information.