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EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

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EMPOWERMENT SERVICES

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HOMELESS CRISIS RESPONSE PROGRAM

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HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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THE OHIO BENEFIT BANK (OBB)

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PREVENTION, RETENTION AND CONTINGENCY

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REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE PROGRAM

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Utility Assistance

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toys for tots

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TRANSITIONAL HOUSING


 
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Emergency Dental Care Program

The PICCA Community Services Block Grant CSBG Emergency Dental Care Program is designed to assist income-eligible individuals residing in Pickaway County access to emergency dental services to avert health and financial crisis as well as remove barriers to accessing or sustaining employment.


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Free Tax clinic

Provides free tax preparation services for income eligible individuals. The Free Tax Clinic ensures that low-wage workers receive the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other credits due them, enabling them to build assets and maintain financial stability. PICCA provides an Ohio Benefit Bank Coordinator and trained counselors to assist eligible customers free of charge for tax preparation services.

Self-Serve Tax Link
Internal Revenue Service Website
Ohio Treasurer of State Website


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homeless crisis response program

If homelessness occurs, HCRP funds provide emergency housing options and rapidly move persons from emergency shelter into permanent housing.

Rapid re-housing activities are limited to households below 30% area median income (AMI).

To determine eligibility, clients meet with a Case Worker and complete the required documentation. Applicants must provide verification for their past 13 weeks of income for all household members to insure the eligibility requirement is met. Once determined eligible, the Case Worker will provide up to six months of case management.


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home energy assistance program (HEAP)

HEAP provides eligible clients (175% Federal Poverty guidelines) a one-time utility payment.

The Winter Crisis program typically runs November 1st to March 31st. If eligible, the amount of a one-time HEAP benefit depends on federal funding levels, number of people living in the household and the primary fuel used to heat the home. Past 13 weeks total gross household income must also be reported for all members except those under the age of 18 years old. In most cases, the benefit payment will be credited to the energy bill from the provider utility or fuel company.

The Summer program runs from July 1 to August 31st. The Summer Crisis program has age and disability eligibility criteria which may vary from year to year. PICCA's HEAP staff can provide additional information.

HEAP - Home Energy Assistance Program Website
PIPP PLUS - Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus Website


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The Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB)

Helps connect qualified individuals and families to programs and resources such as:

• Food assistance
• Cash assistance
• Medicaid
• WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
• Childcare
• SSI (Supplemental Security Income)
• SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance)
• Voter registration
• FAFSA preparation
• Veterans programs
• Senior Community Services Employment program
• Golden Buckeye program

This program is staffed by trained counselors who have extensive knowledge of the benefit application process and a professional responsibility to help clients apply for these services and programs.

Ohio Benefit Bank Downloadable Brochure
The Ohio Benefit Bank Website


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prevention, retention and contingency program (PRC)

The Prevention, Retention and Contingency (PRC) program is a critical tool for Ohio counties to provide benefits and services needed to overcome immediate barriers to help families become and stay self-supporting. The PRC program provides for nonrecurring, short-term, crisis-oriented benefits and ongoing services that are directly related to one of the four purposes of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. The service and benefits provided under the PRC program fall into three categories:

Prevention Services:
Designed to divert families from ongoing cash assistance by providing short-term non-assistance.

Retention Services:
Provided to assist an employed member of the family in maintaining employment.

Contingency Services:
Provided to meet an emergent need which, if not met, threatens the safety, health or well-being of one or more family members.


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representative payee program

As a Representative Payee, PICCA is responsible for receiving the beneficiary's monthly check, keeping track of what is spent on the beneficiary's behalf and deciding how benefits can best be used for his or her personal care and well-being.

Social Security Administration - Representative Payee Program
Website


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Toys for Tots

Provides toys at Christmas time to income and age eligible children. The toys are distributed to parents one week prior to Christmas. Eligibility requirements for the program are total household income at or below 100% of poverty level and children ages 1-14. Applications are accepted beginning in September. Proof of income and birth dates of children are required


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transitional Housing

PICCA provides transitional housing for homeless Veterans. The transitional housing is for homeless single male Veterans, single female Veterans and Veterans with families. This program is a partnership with the Chillicothe V.A. Medical Center. All residents receive case management with action plan goals to aid in transitioning to permanent housing.


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Utility Assistance

Offers a limited amount of funding to assist with small utility bills that may not qualify under HEAP guidelines or become an emergency after HEAP ends. This program is funded by Emergency Food and Shelter (FEMA) and the Emergency Clearinghouse.