South County Community Services (SCCS) provides emergency financial assistance for income qualified families in the South County service area. 

Approximately one-third of the people living in the SCCS service area cannot cover basic household expenses on a regular basis due to limited income, health emergencies, unexpected repairs, unemployment, or other destabilizing events. If you are a South County resident and need financial help, we look forward to working with you.

Utilities

The SCCS Emergency Assistance Coordinator is skilled in helping families navigate a variety of resources to help them manage utility expenses, such as:

  • Electrical bills
  • Gas bills
  • Deliverable fuel bills
  • Water and sewer bills

This staff member coordinates coordinates agency emergency assistance with resources and payments between persons seeking assistance and area funders.  Staff also make key referrals to other local agencies — like the Salvation Army, Department of Health and Human Services, churches and other organizations who wish to help struggling families.  Working together, many utility shutoffs can be prevented.

Transportation

South County is a rural area and this creates challenges for some families in getting to needed services and employment. Listed below are ways SCCS can help families manage transportation issues.

  • Gas cards and vouchers from SCCS help stretch limited funds
  • SCCS also partners with other funders to assist families with vehicle repairs as limited resources will allow.
  • SCCS will cover the cost of Metro County Connect (MCC) passes for income-eligible individuals. MCC is a county-wide door-to-door ride service.

For seniors (age 62 and older) and persons with disabilities, SCCS partners with Metro Transit and local volunteers to provide FREE rides to important appointments with their healthcare providers, and other helping professionals, using the South County Share Van. This van is made possible by state and federal monies, as well as, critical support from Metro Transit staff.

Healthcare

South County Community Services works to provide a variety of services that impact healthcare:

Financial assistance is available for prescriptions and other needs on a case-by-case basis.

Housing

We provide emergency financial assistance in the case of an eviction notice. Residents who have not yet received an eviction notice but expect one are also advised to call SCCS. Your call may help prevent court fees and unnecessary legal proceedings.

We work with the Department of Health and Human Services and a variety of local funders and housing agencies in order to match clients with the best services to fit their needs.

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