What to Expect During Your Intake Appointment
You will need to explain your financial assistance situation and brainstorm possible long-term solutions. You should be prepared to discuss issues such as monthly income and expenses and alternate housing options.
You and your Stepping Stones Board Member will review your application with you. They will also make a copy of your photo ID and eviction/shut-off notice.
If it is determined Stepping Stones can help your situation, then Stepping Stones will need to call your utility company or landlord to verify the amount of money owed.
If you receive assistance, a check will be made out to the landlord or utility company.
Please keep in mind Stepping Stones is able to help clients through a difficult temporary situation. If a client's problem is more long-term, then Stepping Stones may not be able to assist. In those cases, referrals would be made to other agencies better suited to assist the situation.
Persons applying for grant assistance must:
- Be a resident of the Windsor/Severance RE-4 School District
- Have written verification of at least one of the following
- Homelessness - living on the street or otherwise homeless
- Coming from short-term emergency shelter or transitional housing
- Eviction from a private dwelling (Eviction Notice)
- Release from an institution
- Fleeing from domestic violence
- Utility shut-off
- Call 970-686-2368 or come into First United Methodist Church of Windsor from Mon-Thur., 9am-3pm to pick up an application
- A Stepping Stones Board Member will call you within 24/48 hours to schedule an intake appointment
- For your intake appointment, you will need to bring your completed application, itemized utility bill and the cutoff or disconnect notice, and a government issued photo ID
How often can I apply?
Resources are limited. Clients are awarded a dollar amount at their first visit following guidelines for rental and/or utility assistance based on a calendar year.
How Much Can I Receive?
We provide resources ranging from $450 up to $550 based on family criteria, review of the eviction/utility shut-off notice, and the family's ability to meet overall needs based on SSW guidelines.
What Services are Available?
Some type of assistance can be provided in the following situations when guidelines are met.
- Eviction prevention
- Utility shut-off prevention
- First month's rent