EMERGENCY AID (Began 1968)
The primary purpose of the Emergency Aid Department is to provide "help in emergency cases only" with food, clothing, electric and utilitie bills, rent/rent deposit, bus tokens, and other types of assistance to persons in need, regardless of race, gender or creed.
A secondary function of the department is to refer these individuals, when appropriate, to a State, County, City, and/or private agency. Priority will be given to families with children, the elderly, and the disabled. In addition, the department provides emergency assistance to victims of fires and natural disasters. Food, clothing, household items, as well as other types of aid, are given to those eligible for assistance. Hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday though Thursday.
In 1968 the Emergency Aid Department was developed to provide food and other services including emergency assistance for victims of fire and/or natural disasters to residents of the City of Corpus Christi and surrounding areas.
Mission: To serve people in need and address the social ills that undermines the dignity of a person.
Purpose: To prevent homelessness by providing self-sufficiency through financial stability and independence.
Services provided to qualifying clients: With a clear understanding of the challenges our families and individuals faces on a daily basis; we developed and implemented programs and financial assistance that focuses on the nuclear of the family. Our assistance is based on flexible policies and guidelines that provide an array of services to the working poor, and those facing homelessness due to lost of wages, employment, disabilities, and/or illness. The Emergency Aid Department provides the following assistance:
- Rent/rent deposit
- Utility and electricity assistance
- Limited transportation assistance.