Qualify for Emergency Financial Assistance
Emergency Financial Assistance Eligibility Guidelines
We serve residents of
Rochester, E. Rochester, Gonic, & Farmington.
We don't have specific income guidelines; instead, we review each
household's circumstances, resources, and needs individually.
We help with...
HOUSING NEEDS: (You must be listed on the Lease or Mortgage)
Back Rent- one month or more behind and you have received an
eviction notice or "Demand for Rent" letter
Security Deposits- you have located an affordable unit in our
service area and you have a copy of the lease or rental agreement
Mortgage Payments /Property Taxes- you have received a notice of pending foreclosure or property lien
BASIC UTILITIES: (The Utility Bill must be in your name)
Electric Service- you have received a disconnect notice or have a payment plan set up which you are unable to meet
Unitil- you have received a disconnect notice or have a payment plan set up which you are unable to meet
Water/Sewer- you have received a disconnect notice or have a payment plan set up which you are unable to meet
Heating Assistance- you have applied for fuel assistance and were denied or did not receive sufficient assistance and you are out of heating fuel
Hot Water/Cooking- you are out of fuel for hot water or cooking
URGENT MEDICAL NEEDS:
Medication- you need or have run out of needed medication and have a doctor's prescription or treatment plan and a written estimate from the provider of the cost of the medication
Medical Supplies/Equipment- you need a specific medical supply or equipment (such as crutches, brace, cane, catheters, vaporizer, etc) and you have a doctor's order/treatment plan and a written estimate of the cost
Medical Services- you have an emergency need for a medical service (such as a medical test, procedure, or treatment including drug treatment) and you have a doctor's order/treatment plan and a written estimate of the cost
Emergency Dental Needs- you need emergency dental care for an extraction, to replace a broken tooth or filling, or other emergency dental need and you have a written estimate of the cost of treatment
Emergency Eye Care- you need to obtain or replace eyeglasses, or have another emergency eye care need, and have a written estimate of the cost
All services are delivered by appointment with a caseworker. Call or stop in to make an appointment and we will let you know what documents to bring with you. We will require that you have accessed all other available resources before receiving help from the SHARE Fund, as we are a last resort emergency assistance program.
If you are not a resident of Rochester, E. Rochester, Gonic, or Farmington and you need emergency financial assistance, we would be happy to refer you to other available resources which may be of help.
Contact the Emergency Financial Assistance Office directly at: