Community Action Partnership of North Alabama (The Partnership) is a leading non-profit partner organization in North Alabama that is committed to reducing or eliminating the causes and consequences of poverty. This is achieved through various programs created by The Partnership, as well as through strategic partners with other non-profit organizations.
Energy Assistance The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides assistance on a one-time basis to low income families to meet heating and cooling energy costs and to prevent energy from being terminated in health crisis situations. Funds are paid directly to utility companies and vendors.
Head Start Community Action Partnership of North Alabama operates quality early care and learning centers for young children and their families in over 150 classrooms within a 15 county area. Our program offers an array of educational, nutritional, health, and socialization opportunities to low-income, homeless and military families, as well as children with disabilities at no cost to families. All of our learning centers are licensed by the state and our teachers hold degrees in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.
The Head Start Pre-school classrooms promote school readiness by offering a socially stimulating learning environment that encourages children, ages 3 to 5, to engage in hands-on experiences and explore the world around them.
We welcome infants and toddlers up to age 3, in our Early Head Start program and we offer services to pregnant women through resource and referral, education, pre-natal care and maternal health. Young children experience quality services in a warm and caring center-based environment that values each child individually. In 3 of our counties (Madison, Limestone, and Lauderdale), we offer Early Head Start Home-Based services in the familys home. Home visitors come once a week and work with families and their children. They help the child learn using the families' interactions, daily routines, and household materials. Twice a month a small group of children, families, and their home visitors get together in groups for socializations.
What To Bring To Your Appointment
Please bring the following to your energy assistance appointment: - Monthly Income documentation for the month prior to your appointment date for the entire Household. Acceptable proof of income is (weekly or bi-weekly) pay stubs, SSI/Social Security Award letter, or unemployment verifications. If you receive TANF or child support you must also bring proof of amount received in the previous month. Any household members 18 years or older, who report zero income or self-employment, must have a zero income form completed before or at the time of the appointment, must provide a non-relative reliable source who is 18 years or older who does not live in the home, and does not have an appointment on the same day to witness the form. If you receive court ordered child support a zero income statement is not required. - Witnesses must have a Photo ID. Zero income forms will be notarized at the time of the appointment. - Social Security Cards for all household members (The actual card or printout of your number from the social security office). - Current Picture ID Person making application must bring their current picture ID (must be head-of-household or their spouse). - Section 8 or any type of Government based housing must bring in a current statement showing their utility allowance. - Your Current Utility Bill The Bill must be in the head-of-household or spouses name (only exception is if the Utility Bill is in the landlords name (in which case lease will be required) or if your name is on the utility account. - If your service is off you will need a printout from the utility company showing whats required to have your services turned back on. - If you need a deposit your household must qualify for Crisis assistance (Someone living in the home has a health condition that will be aggravated if an interruption of services occurs. Some exceptions will be considered for children five and under and those ages 60 and above.) - Non-Biological Parents must provide custodial or legal guardianship papers (Notarized statements will not be accepted). - If you are applying for Crisis assistance you will need an original doctors statement or a pharmacy printout showing the medications that you take on a daily basis (your documentation must be dated within the last 90 days).
Please keep in mind that if you are missing any of the documentation listed your appointment will be rescheduled for the next available time.