Emergency funds available


R-H Staff



PREBLE COUNTY — Preble County Job and Family Services has received funds from the State of Ohio to assist area citizens 60 and older. The use of these funds helps keep residents safely in their homes.

An Emergency Assistance Fund is available to persons who are 60 years of age or older and have income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guideline. For a household of one that equals $2,010 per month. For a household of 2 that equals $2,707 per month. Emergency Assistance Funds may help avoid evictions, prevent utility disconnect, help with medical supplies not covered by insurance, household supplies, necessary furniture or other services at the discretion of the Director of Preble County JFS. We are able to help with up to $500 per service request.

A Community Care Closet is available to persons 60 years of age and older who have a need for items such as pill cutters, pill planners, blankets, measuring spoons, flashlights, light bulbs, fans, heaters, CO2 alarms, whistles, radios, batteries, non-skid tape, or other items upon request.

Respite Care is available to persons 60 years of age and older who meet the income guideline at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline. Respite care means intermittent or regularly scheduled temporary, non-medical care and/or supervision provided in a person’s home. The person must need 24/7 care. Up to 10 hours per month is available for eligible adults.

Contact Preble County Job and Family Services for more information at 937-472-2529.

R-H Staff