First State
Community Action Agency

People helping people build community.

Emergency Services

First State's Emergency Services program assists clients who are having financial difficulty due to loss of employment, reduction in pay, loss of unemployment benefits, unforeseen medical expenses, etc.  Eligible particiapants may receive emergency assistance on a limited basis with rent, utilites, evictions, medical bills/prescriptions, emergency shelter and food.  Currently, Emergency Services are available only at our Sussex and Kent locations.

  • Utility Arrears payment to prevent shutoff
  • Payment assistance with prescription medications and/or medical bills.
  • Temporary emergency shelter.
  • Rent/mortgage payment to avoid foreclosure/eviction..
  • A 3 day supply of food.