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Emergency Food & Shelter

This program provides assistance to eligible clients for a one-month past-due rent amount, one month (or up to $100) past-due utility payment or an emergency hotel stay. Funds are usually available beginning in March or April of each year for this one-time payment.

The Emergency Food & Shelter Program was established in 1983, with legislation that created a National Board, chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) consisting of representatives from the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, The Jewish Federations of North America, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, The Salvation Army and United Way Worldwide.

Homeless Crisis Response Program

Through the Homeless Crisis Response Program (HCRP), assistance toward the cost of rent may be available. The program aims to prevent homelessness when possible and, when homelessness does occur, to provide emergency shelter and rapidly move those affected from emergency shelter into permanent housing.

For more information, CLICK HERE or call or visit Pickaway County Community Action Agency.


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.