Prescriptions Eyeglasses & Exams
Rent Food & Clothing
Utilities Shelter Assistance
POPE Atkins, Dover, Hector, London, Pottsville, Russellville
JOHNSONClarksville,Coal Hill, Hartman, Lamar, Knoxville
YELLBelleville, Centerville, Danville, Havanah, Ola, Plainview
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Help Network provides
Emergency assistance to low-income and families in crisis situations. Our goal is not to give families a handout but to offer them a hand up by requiring them to take some ownership of their situation.
We examine their income and expenses to find problem areas. If funding is available, we provide partial financial assistance and offer budgeting class for them to make better financial decisions in the future.
Help Network works
To reduce barriers that prevent individuals and families from being self-sufficient. It was not established to perform long-term case management or to provide long-term assistance to individuals or families. The goal of Help Network is to serve low-income families of the Arkansas River Valley by providing financial assistance, education and referrals to other organizations of assistance.
Help Network is an agency built on faith
In John chapter 5, Jesus meets a man who has been an invalid for over thirty years sitting beside the pool at Bethsaida. The man complains of having no one to help him get into the healing waters. Jesus could have asked His disciples to carry the man into the waters. But Jesus ’didn't do that. He says to the man “Take up your mat and walk.”
We wish to assist our neighbors in a similar manner. We do not want to enable someone to continue to live in the same situation they have been in rather, we try to offer assistance and encourage them to live a life of self-sufficiency. We ask our clients to pay a portion of their bill before we can offer assistance. This holds them accountable for their situation and allows us to have more funds to help more people. We also may refer them to other programs that also assist them.
Matthew 25: 35-36
“I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and you
gave me a room, I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was sick and you stopped to visit,
I was in prison And you came to visit me.
Today Help Network works with low-income families every day to ensure that they are able to; stay in their homes, keep necessary utilities connected, have gas for medical appointments, afford their prescriptions, and have food. Help Network's mission is to “Offer a Hand Up not a Hand Out” to low-income families in the River Valley area. We always encourage responsible living. If funding is available, we provide partial financial assistance and offer budgeting class for them to make better financial decisions in the future.