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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. Funds should be requested 24 hours or more prior to the disconnect date listed on disconnect notice. 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!