COVID-19 UPDATE: Assisting seniors with delivery of food and necessary supplies including medications. Can also assist with submitting SNAP applications. Contact Deborah Cohill at 301-331-6605. See website for updates.
NOTE: Targets Hancock area ONLY (must live within 15 mile radius).
OVERVIEW: An Agency in the area offering services and emergency assistance including a coordinated effort of community outreach, support, and advocacy for low income individuals and families. Some programs include nutrition education and assistance with obtaining food, shelter and clothing.
1) INFORMATION and REFERRAL: Refers low income individuals and families to local, county and/or state resources which can best meet their needs. Partners with county agencies so residents may complete applications locally and avoid the need to travel.
2) FOOD CO-OP, S.H.I.P.: A food program where low income individuals and families pay a cost of $5.25 per month to receive approximately $25.-$30 worth of food. Each recipient who is physically able is asked to volunteer assistance in order to maintain their eligibility.
3) ADVENTURES in FRIENDSHIP: Offers life skills training to Middle School and High School young people. A one-week summer day camp teaches home and health safety skills, drug awareness, CPR, nutrition and cooking,
4) KEEP SENIORS SAFE and WARM: Provides mini-seminars on winter related safety issues including a winter driving class, lessons on using wood stoves, kerosene heaters and space heaters, tips on energy saving, and resources for inexpensive weathering products. Also provides health information concerning assistance programs available to them, winter clothing, new blankets and smoke detectors as needed.
Agency: Interfaith Service Coalition
Languages Available: None.
Payment Description: None or minimal.
Intake and Eligibility: Low-income individuals and families that live within a 15 mile radius.
- Hancock, WASHINGTON County