My dear fellow citizens,
Here is the list of resources I promised to help you in your time of need. If you know of any others I have not listed, please list them in the comments.
~Must be 65 or older with an income of less than $36,080 yearly. CallÂ (615) 898-7705 for more info.
-Financial assistance in the areas of electric, water, and gas (but not deposits), one time per year, maximum of $100.
-HOURS:Â Tue, Wed, Thu 9:00 am – 4:30 pm; Closed for Lunch 12 Noon – 1:00 pm. Call for information before going:Â (615) 898-0617
-Program that pays all or a portion of the utility bills of people whose utilities have been or are at risk of being shut off and who meet age, income, disability, need or other requirements. SLAC can only help a person/family one time, and are only serving NEW clients. If a person/family has been helped in the past at any time, we cannot serve them again.
-Tue and Thu from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. We serve clients on a first come, first serve basis. Phone:Â (615) 530-1470
-Programs that pay all or a portion of the utility bills of people whose utilities have been or are at risk of being shut off and who meet age, income, disability, need or other requirements. (Limits: electric $80, city utilities $60) Out of $$ after first 2 weeks of month.
-Apply in person at church office during the FIRST 2 WEDNESDAYS OF THE MONTH from 12:00 Noon – 2:00 pm. (May be asked faith based questions). Phone:Â (615) 459-3311
-Provides assistance with rent and utilities to migrant or seasonal farm workers.
-HOURS:Â Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Phone:Â (615) 459-3600
-Utility bill payment assistance during the summer or winter. July 1, 2010 – June 30th, 2011 The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (better known as LIHEAP) is a critical heating and cooling program for low-income Tennessee families. LIHEAP assistance does not go directly to the client or applicant; rather direct payments are made through the LIHEAP agency to the local utility company or energy supplier.
-Hours:Â Mon – Thu 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Phone:Â (615) 862-8860
-Assists eligible low-income households in meeting their immediate home energy needs; level of assistance based on circumstances. Regular Heating, Summer Crisis Intervention, Emergency Heating.
-Hours:Â Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 4:30 pm; stops taking clients at 3:00 pm Phone:Â 615 742-1113, Ext. 17 or 19
-The food pantry supplies bags of food to Smyrna and LaVergne residents only. Food assistance is only available Tuesday, and Wednesday.
-Church office hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Phone hours: 24 Hours (voicemail)Â Call and leave a message on Tue, or Wed. ( Messages left on other days of the week will not be returned ). Phone:Â (615) 355-1784
-Programs that acquire food products through donations, canned food drives, food bank programs or direct purchase and distribute the food to people who are in emergency situations.
-Hours:Â Mon – Thu 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Fri 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Smyrna and LaVergne residents only.Â May be asked faith based questions. Phone:Â (615) 459-3311
-Provide a small amount of food to those in need.
-Hours:Â Mon ONLY – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Phone:Â (615) 890-3834
-Offers food for families with emergency need for food.
-Call to make an appointment:Â (615) 962-7941
-Millions of older Americans â€” especially those with limited incomes â€” are eligible for but not receiving benefits from existing federal, state and local programs. Ranging from heating and energy assistance to prescription savings programs to income supplements, there are many public programs available to seniors in need if they only knew about them and how to apply for them.
-Buy food at a deep discount. Anyone is eligible regardless of income.
Well, that’s all I’ve got. If you know of anything I am leaving out, please leave information in the comments.