What is Project Lift?
In response to unmet needs in our community, "Project Lift” was developed. Project Lift is designed to help people who are motivated and working to attain a better quality of life. The objectives are to:
- Assist families and individuals who do not traditionally qualify for many services, and
- Prevent families from falling backwards due to emergency situations.
The goal is to help people achieve and exceed the Self-Sufficiency Standard for Indiana.
I don't need assistance, but how can I help?
Project Lift is solely supported by personal donations, Community Foundations, the United Way and corporate contributions. You can help by making a donation, encouraging your employer, churches and community organizations to make a donation or have a fund raising activity. 100% of all donations provide direct client support.
How does this program help?
Project Lift works to keep people out of poverty, preventing problems that have adverse effects on our community's economic success such as foreclosures and uncollected debt. The outcomes established for Project Lift include:
Clients are relieved of undue stress from emergency situations.
Community partners will be developed and invest in the project.
Eligibility requirements of the program include:
1. Family members must be working and/or attending school.
2. Household income must be at or below 225% of the OMB Poverty Guidelines.
3. Emergency situation must have happened unexpectedly and warrants immediate attention.
How do I apply?
The best way to know if you will qualify is to apply. Contact the Client Services office nearest you in Daviess, Greene, or Knox County for an appointment. Residents of Sullivan County should contact the Greene County office for assistance.
Items you will need for your appointment include:
- An estimated cost of your need
- Social Security number for each individual living in the household
- Date of birth for each individual living in the household
- Proof of income for past 12 months including:
- Social Security
- Child Support and/or Alimony
- Cash from odd jobs
You may provide as proof: check stubs, copies of Social Security checks (bank statements), employer statements, copy of filed tax records, etc.