Self Sufficiency Program
The Self Sufficiency program is comprised of a variety of services all designed to improve the standard of living and help promote the self-sufficiency of low-income individuals.
Distributes commodity foods to low-income seniors
Assistance in paying for a past due light bill in the event of a financial crisis
Includes a variety of emergency rent and utility assistance
Savings program designed to offer households the opportunity to increase their assets
(SSVF) - Provides Homesless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing services to qualifying Veteran families
Provides financial and supportive services, including services to obtain affordable housing and help to HIV+ individuals for accessing healthcare
(VITA) - Free income tax preparation (available February 1 to April 15)
Savings program designed to offer youth the opportunity to increase their assets
Self Reliance Case Management
Individuals work one-on-one with a case manager who will help them achieve goals such as:
- Career exploration
- Goal planning
- Money management/budget planning
- Community resource information/referrals
- Furthering education
- Assertiveness/self-esteem development
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation or all or part of the individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866)632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339; or (800)845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.