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The Emergency Aid Network

Hours: 11:00am to 1:00pm on Thursday

The program was developed to help people in need and to help congregations and other agencies avoid duplicate efforts by centralizing services at ARC, which include:

The Emergency Aid Network provides an emergency grant to individuals or families in the greater Danbury area experiencing an emergency ~ perhaps a paycheck had to go to medical bill, or there was loss of bread-winner, or employment was interrupted.

Grants are for utility assistance, fresh food, clothing and transportation for work, or emergency shelter. Each family or household may receive one grant per twelve month period.

Checks are generally available within 30 minutes, to meet the need for emergency assistance. You do not require an appointment. All are welcome by walk-in or referral.

All applicants meet confidentially with Elke Sweeney, 203-792-9450 ext. 103.

What To Bring

Utilities: bring your ID and a copy of your bill showing you have a delinquency. You must also provide a billing and payment history for a minimum of six months. This report is available from your supplier. Please contact your local Operation Fuel or energy assistance programs prior to contacting ARC.

Fresh Food: available to supplement food stamps and pantries. Food grants are for C-Town grocery, located at 45 North Street, Danbury, CT. Food pantries should be utilized prior to accessing emergency aid. We will gladly provide a listing of local food pantries and feeding programs.

Employment Expenses: to assist with purchasing uniforms for work or transportation to work. Please bring a cost quote for the clothing or car repair.

Emergency Shelter: ARC will help provide a night at a hotel for a person or family who must leave their dwelling due to an emergency such as fire or domestic violence.

The Association of Religious Communities (ARC), 325 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810   203-792-9450

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