EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
PROVIDING BASIC NEEDS TO THOSE ON THE BRINK OF HOMELESSNESS
The Emergency Financial Assistance Program (EA) is a recognized and proven way to prevent homelessness. Our program serves those in our community who are struggling to pay utility bills, rent/mortgage payments or need food assistance. By aiding them with these basic needs, we ensure they can stay safely in their homes.
In 2020, we provided more than 3,081 families in need with financial assistance through support from community partners like the United Way of Northeast Florida.
For emergency financial assistance, please call United Way.
Dial 2-1-1 or 904-632-0600
A STORY OF HOPE: SARAH
About to be evicted and recently laid off, Sarah came to Catholic Charities looking for a miracle. We were able to get her through her financial crisis and created an individualized housing stability plan for her so she wouldn’t have to worry about her basic needs in the future.
“I have laid awake at night thinking...How am I going to do this? Where is the money going to come from? I wanted to better my condition, and I got 100% support.”
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Received emergency financial assistance for rent, mortgages or utilities in the past year
Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program
Thanks to our partnership with Changing Homelessness, Catholic Charities Jacksonville are able to provide supportive services for low or very low-income Veterans and Veteran families who are homeless, at-risk of losing housing, or residing in, or transitioning to permanent housing.
Services that are provided include:
Housing Counseling Services
Personal Financial Planning
Job Counseling Services
Temporary Financial Assistance
Referral to Other Agency or Area Resources
To be screened for this program, please call 904-638-2112 or 866-367-7783.
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
Catholic Charities Jacksonville is a provider of Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS services in partnership with the City of Jacksonville through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Our team assists clients with housing, emergency assistance to prevent homelessness, and supportive services for low-income persons and families living with HIV/AIDS including:
For more information or see if you qualify, please call 904-354-4846 – and ask to speak with one of our HOPWA representatives.