Our Home Family Resource Center is pleased to announce receipt of a grant from CPPS Heritage Mission Fund (CHM). These funds were awarded to Our Home’s Direct Services & Referral Program and represent validation of the program’s commitment to helping Mercer County families remain in their homes and put food on the table.
The Direct Services & Referral Program is specifically designed to help county residents with unmet financial needs that extend beyond personal resources, family support, and aid available through local agencies such as Job & Family Services, Council on Aging or Community Action.
“These unmet needs include medical costs and transportation not covered by Medicaid or insurance, emergency shelter, utility disconnects or evictions beyond other agency’s limits, and emergency home or auto repairs,” explained Deb Simon-Heinfeld, Our Home’s Marketing/Development Coordinator.
Assistance from the Direct Services & Referral Program is available to households with income up to 200% federal poverty level; approximately 2,130 Mercer County households meet this criteria (US Census, Community Survey).
Over the past year, program staff assisted thousands of people in need. They responded to over 1900 requests for assistance and distributed tens of thousands of dollars in financial support for folks facing eviction, utility shut-off, emergency home repairs, and unexpected medical costs.
“It’s our goal to provide people hope in the midst of crisis”, Simon-Heinfeld stated, “and this grant from Heritage Mission Fund lends valuable support to our efforts to walk compassionately alongside folks who are going through times of frustration, fear, and insecurity”.
The CPPS Heritage Mission Fund was originated through the Sisters of the Precious Blood in Dayton, Ohio and aims to support programs designed for response to the unmet needs of others, especially the poor and marginalized and those excluded from the benefits of society. Learn more about CPPS Heritage Mission Fund at http://cppsheritagemissionfund.org/
Our Home is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located at 117 W. Fayette Street in Celina. The organization is comprised of four distinct programs and has been serving Mercer County for 25 years. For more information call 419-586-4663