Financial Assistance CAC may be able to help if you are experiencing a crisis such as job loss, illness or divorce and need emergency financial assistance. CAC provides financial assistance to pay a portion of rent, mortgage or utility bills, or to help in other emergency situations such as fire or flood. Qualified clients may receive help with prescription medication or prescription glasses in emergency situations only. Frequency: Eligible clients may receive financial assistance once a year, level of assistance will depend on the client’s circumstances. Process: Clients receive a pledge for the amount of support CAC is able to provide. In most cases, additional sources of funding may be necessary. Once the client has secured all necessary funds, the client will need to return to CAC to provide documentation that all funds have been pledged or secured. At that time, CAC will provide a check for payment to the appropriate business entity (landlord, utility company, etc.) Checks are not written to clients directly.