Family Stabilization

Emergency Assistance Program

This program provides the flexibility needed to assist participants based on his/her circumstances.  Beneficiaries of our Emergency Assistance Program are primarily the people of Logan County who find themselves in emergency situations without needed available resources.  The program is designed to assist those who find themselves in macro-emergency and micro-emergency situations.  Macro-emergency situations are those created by a natural disaster which thrust large numbers of Logan County residents into emergency situations.  This would include situations such as floods, storms and power outages.  In these situations emergency assistance will be in the form of hot meals, emergency lodging, distribution of shelf stable meals, etc.  Micro-emergency situations will be those in which individuals or individual’s families find themselves in an emergency situation without available resources to help stabilize their situations.  This could include situations such as house or apartment fires or loss of income or employment which has caused individual or families to fall behind in payments and they face the loss of essential utilities.  Micro-emergency assistance could include utility payments, food assistance, medication assistance (non-narcotic maintenance drugs only), clothing assistance, etc.  Primary funding is provided through a partnership with the United Way of Central West Virginia.  Community Service Block Grant funds are also used along with funds provided by area churches.

Dollar Energy Fund

Dollar Energy Fund’s Hardship Program assists eligible utility customers with their gas, electric and water bills. Eligible customers receive a one-time grant applied directly to their utility bill.  It is a program of last resort because it goes above and beyond what is available through federal, state and other programs. With help from the program, families in need can receive up to $500 in grant funding that is applied directly to their utility account to prevent a termination or restore their service.  The Hardship Program provides grants to qualified utility customers on a first come, first serve basis while funding is available.  PRIDE is a partner agency and submits application on behalf of eligible utility customers.

Contact

Brandi Browning
Director of Community Services
304-752-6868 ext 302
brandi.browning@loganpride.com

Funding Sources

United Way Central West Virginia

Dollar Energy Fund

WV Development Office—Community Advancement & Development

Useful Links

West Virginia Utility Assistance

Office of Community Services

Family Stabilization Counties Served