Emergency Charitable Assistance
- Jackson County Energy Assistance
Funds may be used for: natural, artificial or propane gas; electricity ; wood, coal or fuel oil or water. Applicant must be a resident of Jackson County. Priority is given to any eligible applicant who is: head of household that includes children; sixty years of age or older; or disabled, under guidelines published by state or federal government. Please call United Way 2-1-1 for energy assistance referrals.
A utility assistance program for the elderly and disabled, low-income households and for those, because of unexpected expenses such as a birth or death in the family, find themselves unable to pay. HeatShare provides payments toward electricity, natural gas, propane, fuel oil or wood bills. Grants may be available for emergency repairs to furnaces, air conditioners, hot water heaters and other energy related equipment or for repairs to broken windows and doors.