Maintaining utilities such as heat, electric and water are crucial to housing stability. In partnership with the Salvation Army, SAS administers a Utility Assistance Program for Shenandoah County residents who have received a shut-off notice.
This assistance is limited to individual/household use once every 2 years per Salvation Army requirements, and the amount of assistance provided is based on donations received. In order to be considered for utility assistance the household must have suffered a financial crisis in the last 90 days.
Please be prepared to provide proof of income, and documentation of a financial crisis.
To apply for Utility Assistance, clients in need must contact the SAS office at (540) 459-3212 to complete an Assessment.
SAS developed and operates a HelpLink system for Local Area Churches to encourage partnership and distribution of community assistance to residents in need as well as to prevent the duplication of financial assistance within Shenandoah County.