Do you have an emergency due to a hardship?
Our Emergency Assistance program provides Zion residents with up to the last $400 towards a qualifying emergency. Residents can receive Emergency Assistance up to three times, but must be more than 18 months apart. 1st time applicants qualify for up to $400, 2nd time applicants qualify for up to $250 and last time applicants qualify for up to $150. A confidential financial session must be completed to qualify.
Examples include: a utility disconnection notice, a 5-day eviction notice, in jeopardy of losing your home, a job but at risk of losing it due to transportation issues, need for work related supplies, etc.
Note: There are some requirements for EA, but if not qualified, staff will assist in connecting to other available resources.
Looking for work or waiting for a Social Security approval?
If you are unemployed, have no income, are seeking employment and you do not qualify for any other government assistance program or if you are pending the determination of a social security disability claim, or need help applying, the GA program may be for you!
Our General Assistance program provides Zion residents with up to $250 monthly towards basic living expenses (rent, utilities, food and personal essentials). We can also link you to transportation and employment resources, job training, and medical services until you find employment or receive approval from social security, as long as you comply with the program requirements.
Emergency Transportation Assistance
A one-time assistance available to any Zion resident providing a 24-hour Pace bus pass or gas voucher.
If you need to get somewhere but find yourself without transportation or money to help you get there, we may be able to help.