HEAP Winter Crisis Program
The HEAP Winter Crisis Program begins Nov. 2. The program will provide assistance to eligible households that are threatened with utility disconnection, have been disconnected or have less than a 10-day supply of bulk fuel. To be eligible for heating utility assistance, residents must live at or below 175% of the federal poverty line. Residents who have a utility in threat of disconnection or have already been turned off may call the HEAP hotline at 1-855-806-9620 to make an appointment. The automated line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to schedule appointments. The office hours in Lorain are from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Mondays, and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Office hours at the Wellington office are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
The morning walk-in hours in Lorain are 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., in the afternoon from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Mondays, and Tuesdays through Fridays until 4:00 p.m. The Wellington office offers walk-ins during the morning hours from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 am. The program will run through March 31, 2016.
The Tech Connect program graduates another group of individuals this month who participated in the 8-week technology skills program. For more information on the program contact Tamaron Wilson at 440-204-3138