CCRF Grant Helps Association House Support Hundreds of Participants Through Pandemic
Across our community, many families were faced with immense challenges, stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to preexisting circumstances. Through this difficult time period, the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund has enabled Association House to increase access to food through our Emergency Food Pantry and create an Emergency Financial Assistance Fund for our participants who are most in need.
So far, the Emergency Financial Assistance Fund has given AHC participants over $28,000. In addition, 716 bags of groceries were distributed, while another $11,675 has been provided in gift card assistance. In total, 602 persons have been served, which covers 169 total households. Our case managers and Workforce Development Supervisor, Sawyer Knibbe, are working with families in fielding assistance request and safe distribution.
“Being relatively new to the organization, AHC staff have shown me what it means to rally around the community in a time of need,” said Sawyer. “It’s been encouraging to see the team effort involved in providing food and financial assistance to our participants most affected by the pandemic. I’m grateful for the opportunity and I’d like to thank the CCT for making it all possible.”
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