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Who Needs Help?

Your local neighbor needs help after an illness, job loss, family separation or other unplanned circumstance.  Some elderly and disabled residents need help when their limited income doesn't cover an unplanned emergency.

  • Your local neighbor needs help after an illness, job loss, family separation or other unplanned circumstance.  Also, some elderly and disabled residents need help when their limited income doesn't cover an unplanned emergency.
  • A high school junior had four impacted wisdom teeth.  The family did not have the money to have her teeth extracted.  KAIR referred her to Community Health and KAIR paid the co-payment.
  • A young mother with a small child was going through a difficult divorce and struggling to find employment.  Her electricity was about to be disconnected.  KAIR paid her electric bill, gave her food and paid for gasoline so she could look for a job.  Without electricity the Department of Children and Families would have taken her child away.
  • A trailer occupied by a small family burned to the ground.  The family needed to find a place to live immediately.  They did not have the money for the security deposit and first month rent.  KAIR's counselor assisted the family in finding a place to live and paid the first month's rent.
  • local worker's car broke down.  He was unable to get to work.  KAIR paid to get the car repaired so he could go back to work. 
  • An elderly man living on a meager social security payment could not afford his prescription medications.  KAIR assisted with his medications.

  • Elderly couple needs dental services from the local clinic but needs a large co-pay.
  • Woman with children at the domestic abuse shelter needs food until food stamps arrive and needs help in relocating back to extended family.
  • Grandmother caring for children needs help because of illness and loss of wages.
  • Family moves from a FEMA trailer to an apartment and needs furniture and household goods.
  • Resident becomes ill and needs antibiotics.
  • Local elderly woman needs regular food supplements.