The Neighborhood Service Center helps citizens in need of various kinds of services, social problems, and or emergencies.
The Energy Assistance program helps low-income residents of Savannah/Chatham County with meeting the extreme cost of their energy bill. The one-time payment helps to defray the high cost of energy, especially for clients 65 years and older whose grant is matched by the Public Service Commission. You can continually check the EOA website for dates when the Energy Assistance program will begin and how you can qualify.
Neighborhood Service Center and Crisis Intervention Program
Due to the current economy, EOA’s Savannah Neighborhood Services Program has seen a multiplicity of emergency situations. The Neighborhood Services Center (NSC) provides assistance to eligible households in various emergency situations. The NSC has a clothes pantry. Gently used clothing is provided by individual donations dropped off at the office during normal business hours. Additionally, the center also refers clients in need of help to other human service agencies within the community.
EOA’s Crisis Intervention Program offers one-time heating assistance through the Department of Human Services’ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The goal of EOA’s Energy Assistance program is to help families stay warm in the winter by offsetting the rising costs of home heating bills.