The amount of money available for helping the homeless and those needing emergency assistance from St. Charles County government is down for 2019.
The St. Charles County Council approved allocating $215,000 in homeless funds and $40,000 in indigent funds to a group of nonprofit agencies that provide those services. The council approved those allocations at its Jan. 7 meeting.
The amount of homeless funds allocated is down from $240,000 allocated in 2018. The amount of indigent funds allocated remained at $40,000.
The council acts on recommendations by the county Community Assistance Board, a nine-member board appointed by the county executive that reviews applications for funding submitted by nonprofit agencies.
The major source of homeless and indigent care funding comes from a $3 user fee collected on all instruments recorded by the county’s Recorder of Deeds and other fees required by law.
Allocations for this year include:
• $10,700 for Preferred Family Health Care
• $12,100 for Connections to Success
• $16,900 for the Crisis Nursery
• $16,100 for Habitat for Humanity
• $29,900 for LINC
• $10,300 for NECAC
• $16,800 for Our Lady’s Inn
• $52,800 for Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Center
• $17,400 for the Salvation Army
• $10,100 for Turning Point Domestic Violence
• $21,900 for Youth In Need
• $3,000 in indigent funding for Crisis Nursery
• $3,400 in indigent funding for LINC
• $3,000 in indigent funding for NECAC
• $3,700 in indigent funding for Our Lady’s Inn
• $4,100 in indigent funding for Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Service
• $6,100 in indigent funding for Tri-County Probation and Parole
• $16,700 in indigent funding for Volunteers in Medicine.
The Community Assistance Board also recommended that $3,500 in Project Care funds and $35,000 in Community Development Block grant funding be awarded to Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Service. Additionally, they recommended that NECAC receive $15,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding.