Emergency Assistance

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Economic Assistance
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What you need to know

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The Emergency Assistance Program provides help to families in a situations which are threatening the health or wellbeing of an eligible child and family. 

Eligibility and Services

  • In order to be eligible for emergency assistance, a family must have a child in the home and meet certain tests, including resource and income tests.
  • Emergency Assistance payments may be made for shelter expenses, relocation expenses or non-medical transportation. Payments are made directly to the provider of the service.