Residents of Milwaukee’s Clarke Square Neighborhood were able to access a valuable program thanks to a partnership between the Southside Organizing Committee and the Social Development Commission (SDC).
Energy Assistance Program staff from SDC spent last Saturday at the Southside Organizing Committee’s offices on S. Layton. There they helped 90 residents who were seeking to apply for the program.
The visit by program staff was part of efforts to take the Energy Assistance service out to the community and be more accessible. Staff from Energy Assistance make regular visits to the Southside Organizing Committee facility during the week but the special weekend session was scheduled to make it easier to assist working families.
Energy Assistance is an effort by Milwaukee County, Community Advocates and SDC to provide financial help to income-eligible households for fuel costs, emergency furnace repairs and replacement, and utility service restoration. The program is provided at locations across Milwaukee County. To find the nearest program site, call Project Impact 211 or visit www.cr-sdc.org/DefaultFilePile/Programs/Energy/2014EnergyAssistanceFlyerEnglish.pdf.