This brochure in Adobe PDF format provides details about the Leavenworth Emergency Assistance Center (EAC) that you can download to print and share.
The Leavenworth Emergency Assistance Center provides programs and services to low-income individuals and families based on need — not religion, race or nationality.
People come through our doors when they are experiencing hard times. There may have been a job loss, serious illness or an unexpected expense. They are struggling to feed their families. They can’t afford their medication and the monthly rent. They need help. Our goal is to meet these immediate, basic survival needs. Services include:
- Food Pantry — We value the dignity of those we serve, offering a self-shopping food pantry. Every 30 days, clients may pick items appropriate for their families’ dietary and cultural needs, choosing from a variety of high-quality, perishable and non-perishable items including fresh fruits and vegetables. There is also a selection of toiletries.
- Senior Food Boxes — Through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), we provide an extra box of food every month to individuals 60 and older who meet eligibility guidelines.
- Financial Assistance — We help with basic utility and rent payments; vital prescriptions; and medical supply expenses.
- Housing Assistance — We shelter those who may be homeless, providing transitional and rapid rehousing support.
- Clothing — We provide gently used clothing such as pants, shirts and shoes to meet the needs of those who require an outfit for a job interview; back-to-school wear for their children; or seasonal items to stay warm or keep cool.
Every step of the way, our case managers work with our clients to help resolve not only emergency needs, but to identify long-term solutions that lead to self-sufficiency. Topics include:
- Fundamental Financial Education
- How to Apply for Available Resources
- Budget Coaching
- Debt Reduction Plan
- Establishing a Relationship with a Banking Institution
During tax season, we offer Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). This free, basic tax preparation is for people who meet income qualifications or persons with disabilities who need assistance with preparing their own tax returns. Volunteers are IRS-certified.
Community help is needed to keep our Emergency Assistance Center shelves stocked year-round. Consider hosting a food drive and donating these most needed items:
- Healthy Non-Perishable Food — Canned Low-Sodium Fruits & Vegetables, Peanut Butter, Cereal, Rice, Soups, Pasta and Sauces
- Toiletries — Shampoo, Soap, Toothpaste, Toilet Paper, Deodorant, Diapers and Laundry Detergent