Financial Assistance to Needy Families in Montgomery County

In addition to providing canned food to the needy, the six HELPS organizations have been giving limited financial support to needy families for the purchase of  prescription drugs, rent payment to prevent eviction, payment to prevent utility shutoff, and transportation for doctor visits, etc. In 2019, the six HELPS are expected to provide financial assistance to the extent of $200,000. HACSI has distributed $13,250 to them, taking into account number of individuals served by each organization. HACSI‘s assistance roughly covers 5 to 6 percent of each HELPS’s budget for financial assistance programs.