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provides emergency financial services in a one-stop process that helps individuals and families in crisis to meet their basic needs and receive navigation to other resources for long term stability.

Download Emergency Basic Needs Application Here

For Emergency Basic Needs please call
954-765-0550 x 303

CRITERIA FOR THE EMERGENCY NEEDS PROGRAM
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County seeks to provide emergency financial services in a one-stop process that helps individuals and families in crisis to meet their emergency and receive navigation to other resources for longer term stability. Requests will be accepted and provided short-term assistance at least one time, but up to three times, if deemed necessary, in a 12 month period. Services include:

Intake and Assessment:

Basic Needs Crisis Funds Distribution: including grocery gift cards/grocery bags; funds for rent or utilities to avoid interruption of services; bus passes to medical or social service appointments, employment, school, when no other means of transportation is available.

Navigation and Follow-up: The Basic Needs Navigator will provide direct linkage and/referrals to other needed services for any client who does not have an ongoing case manager.

CRITERIA
The following criteria must be met to be considered for financial assistance to meet emergent needs.

  1. Participant(s) MUST reside in Broward County. Proof (i.e. utility bill in participant’s name, phone bill and rental leasing etc.) of residency must be submitted with the application.
  2. Participant(s) are low income at or below 185% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. Participant MUST show PROOF of Household Income (i.e. copy of WIC, Medicaid, unemployment check stubs, employment or charity care card)
  3. Participant(s) can demonstrate an emergency need in the scope of service. Participant must provide statement of reasons for assistance.
  4. Participant(s) are an individual (with or without children) or family with children 0-18 years old or up to 21years old, if still in school.
  5. Participant(s) are not receiving financial services from another organization

Efforts will be made to meet the emergent need within 48 hours of receiving the application with appropriate documentation. A grocery gift card/grocery bag will be provided. When gift card are not appropriate, checks will be made out to the vendor for one-time basic needs.

Due to limitations of funds, applications will be considered case by case. Incomplete applications will not be approved.