Provides assistance with food, shelter (rent or mortgage), and utility bills for families of active military personnel. Assistance is in the form of vouchers. Amount of assistance depends on the number of dependents left behind after deployment. Also available to make community presentations about their services.HOW SERVICE IS PROVIDED: On-site. In cases of serious disability, home visit for intake may be possible - this is decided on a case-by-case basis.WHO QUALIFIES: Must be a legal resident of Geauga County for 90 days prior to making application for financial assistance. Can be a spouse, dependent child or widow of an honorably discharged veteran, or a parent receiving V. A. benefits. Must be suffering a level of poverty that can be demonstrated in real hardship and deprivation. Considers many factors when determining financial need including income from work, benefits from County, State and the Federal Government, and the claimant s living expenses and assets. Military family member must be deployed for other than training purposes. Reserves must have been activated by presidential (federal) order, not state.HOURS OF SERVICE: By appointmentFEES: FreeREQUIRED DOCUMENTS: A DD214 (or equivalent), proof of residency, proof of household income, W2 s, copies of all current monthly bills, landlord statement, if applicable.HOW TO ACCESS: Phone for an appointment M-F: 8:00am-4:00pm.SERVICE CONTACT PERSON: Intake ClerkSITE DESCRIPTION: Assists veterans and their families with financial aid, problem assessment, and benefits advocacy.TRAVEL INSTRUCTIONS: Located on the East side of Rte. 44, Northwest of the Village Square (Opposite Carter Lumber).WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY: ALL services accessible or available. This site has an accessible restroom.