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Utility Assistance

CCS utilizes funding from the United Way of Kosciusko County, individual donations, and funds from REMC and NIPSCO to provide utility assistance to low-income households, or households experiencing a temporary hardship, to prevent disconnection.

Financial assistance is offered to those in greatest immediate crisis. In most situations, a disconnect notice or warning is required before assistance can be provided. LP guidelines require the LP tank be at or below 10%. Our guidelines for financial assistance are up to 200% of Poverty Guidelines or Hardship Determination, which covers a vast array of crisis situations, from loss of job to an automobile accident that renders people unable to make their usual payments.

Utility Assistance Available for the following:

 

  • NIPSCO
  • REMC
  • LP Fuel

If you have extra wood available for clients to keep warm with, please call CCS Emergency Assistance at 269.6019 ext. 222 and speak with Peggi to donate!

CCS-Caring in Action

CCS-Caring in Action

In most situations, financial assistance is the tip of the iceberg that has brought people to our door. By offering a "hand up, instead of a hand out", we are able to meet more needs of people and offer solutions that lead to self sufficiency. Emergency Assistance offers a "needs assessment" to each client to better determine all areas of need. We provide budgeting assistance with for families who return more than once for utility assistance, and a wide array of referrals to help with issues families face.

We have several tips for conserving energy and weatherizing your home available in our lobby.  If you do not see a copy, please ask for one!