Forms of assistance provided by FRIENDS include:

  • emergency utility assistance paid directly to utilities to prevent disconnection
  • emergency rent payments to property managers and landlords to prevent eviction
  • emergency pharmacy expenses
  • emergency food purchases
  • baby supplies, formula, cribs, bedding diapers, clothing and car seats for emergency CPS placements
  • beds and bedding for children
  • clothing, coats and shoes, athletic wear and other required uniforms for school activities
  • personal items
  • household items, furnishings and appliances
  • school supplies and fees for school related activities
  • summer camp scholarships and day care fees to help clients sustain work income