The mission of the North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless (NACH) is to educate the public regarding homelessness and to coordinate and facilitate the efforts of agencies, communities and concerned citizens into a seamless Continuum of Care (CoC) to affect positive solutions to homelessness in Madison, Morgan and Limestone counties of North Alabama.
ONGOING NEEDS FOR OUR HOMELESS COMMUNITY
The most efficient and practical way to support the needs listed below is to donate monetarily via the Donate button below or by sending a donation to our office. If you have alternative methods to help us secure these items, please contact email@example.com.
New Mattresses – Due to the bed bug epidemic, we would like to provide our clients with a new mattress, mattress cover, and bed frame as they transition to stable housing.
Housing Cost Allowance – New housing clients will be able to purchase household items with assistance from a Case Manager. These items include shower curtains, bed linens, trash cans, mops, brooms, general household items, and initial food needs. the cost for these initial shopping trips will not exceed $100.00.
Mental Health and Medical Assistance – These funds would be used to pay Co-Pays for doctor’s visits. Clients seeking mental health services are required to pay an intake fee of $35.00. Clients who are unable to pay the fee go without treatment, which impedes their ability to gain employment. These funds will also be used to purchase medications. These purchases will not exceed $100.00.
Transportation Assistance – These funds will be used to purchase bus tickets to assist clients with their transportation needs. Bus passes will be issued on a case-by-case basis to allow clients who obtain employment to travel to and from work while they work to obtain their own transportation.
Bus Fare – These funds will be used to purchase one-way bus tickets for clients who have verifiable Family Reunification and Supports.
Identification Cards and Birth Certificates – Funds will be used to purchase these items to assist in employment and housing searches. Clients without a State Issued ID are unable to stay at the Downtown Rescue Mission Programs, so this also allows them to have a safe place to sleep until they gain employment and housing.
Utility and Rental Assistance – On a case-by-case basis, NACH will aid with utility and rental deposits, and one-month emergency rental payments. HUD programs that provide this type of assistance are VERY specific about the eligibility requirements of this service. Unfortunately, persons without a documented disability or persons who have recently become homeless do not normally qualify. Unrestricted donations to NACH would allow us the discretion to help clients who we feel are sustainable once initial housing cost assistance is provided.
1580 Sparkman Drive, Suite 111
Huntsville, AL 35816
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Monday: 8 AM to 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM to 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM to 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM to 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM to Noon
Huntsville Madison County Public Library
915 Monroe Street
Huntsville, AL 35801
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Available throughout the day as needed.
One snack pack per person per day.
Monday thru Thursday
10 AM to 4:00 PM
EHV and ERAP Application Assistance
Monday: 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday: 8 AM to 11:30 AM