CBI has a team of Success Coaches working with families to determine their needs (utilities, mortgage, car repair, etc.) as well as if they can benefit from other community programs and employment agencies.
Karin Maney, executive director of CBI, said the agency is seeing “such a need” for utility assistance, primarily from families who lost their jobs or income from the pandemic. While she said the HEAP program is “a great resource” for families, it will not assist if they owe money.
United Way is granting $40,000, including $10,000 provided by PNC Bank, to underwrite the effort, which sprung from work on the Middletown Poverty Uprising initiative.
WHAT: United Way emergency funds
WHO’S ELIGIBLE: Families with students in the Middletown, Monroe, Edgewood and Madison school districts
WHAT’S AVAILABLE: $250 per family
HOW TO APPLY: Go to cbimiddletown.org/about-cbi/emergency-assistance/ or call Cari Wynn at 513-887-5505