The Office of Social Services provides case management to low-income families and disabled adults to aid them in attaining greater self-sufficiency. The goal is to provide services that afford the highest level of personal independence though effective use of resources. Case Management can also assist USA Residents who require emergency assistance for vacate/eviction notice.
Emergency Utility Assistance
Emergency utility assistance is available when clients are faced with a utility termination notice. Referrals are made to clients with needs beyond the scope and resources of this office to other service providers who can address additional needs.
Veterans of the United States Armed Forces are entitled to certain benefits that reflect the pride and gratitude the country has for its veterans. The Veterans Services program advocates for veterans and their dependents in Harris County. They provide assistance to veterans and their dependents with the application process regarding compensation, pension, medical, education, insurance, and death benefits. This office also assists veterans and their dependents in obtaining important documentation needed to apply for benefits.
Rental & Housing Financial Assistance Programs
USA residents that need short term help and longer term self-sufficiency may be able to get assistance. Social Services of America , also may offer support or referrals in partnership with local organizations that are focused on helping the less fortunate. Case managers can help individuals receive assistance is a crisis and also provide long term self-sufficiency to the family. Housing needs can be met from homeless prevention services, foreclosure counseling and rent assistance, all of which may be available. Much of the assistance is provided from the Housing Department and the Emergency Financial assistance program. They are a HUD approved agency and offer services such as Mortgage Default Counseling/Foreclosure Intervention, Financial Literacy/Money Management Workshops, Rental Delinquency Counseling, and Home Buyer Educational Workshops.
Social Services of America will also coordinate resources for mortgage advice and foreclosure delinquency counseling. This is another housing program that is focused on helping families avoid a foreclosure of their home. All counselors will be HUD certified as well.
Some of the solutions for a home loan include refinancing, special forbearance or a repayment plan, partial claim, mortgage modification, pre-foreclosure sale, or a deed-in-lieu. Appointments can be made with clients to discuss their options and possible solutions. Or find additional ways to get foreclosure help from partners of Social Services of America. Additional housing services are also offered by Social Services of America partners and affiliates programs in assisting the homeless. Financial aid, support, and in general a continuum of care may be offered for qualified families, sometimes in partnership with other non-profits. They need to be found eligible and also be ready to take part in various case management services. As any housing or rent assistance paid out is very short term in nature and the client need to be able to address barriers to becoming self-sufficient and they need to obtain stable housing. A main focus of the Social Services of America is on offering Family Self-Sufficiency Services. The programs available can enable qualified families and individuals to gain stability. Most of the priority is on those residents that meet certain federal government poverty guidelines.
- Career Training
- Work Program
- Career Guidance
- Internships (work experience
- Sex Abuse
- Functional Family Therapy
- Medical Supplies & Equipment
- Home Health Care
- Home Health Care Attendant
- Mental Health Emergency Placement
- Diagnostic Evaluation & Treatment
- Psychiatric/Psychological Evaluations
- Optical (Eyes)
- Pre-Need (Burial)
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