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Direct Emergency Assistance Program

The Direct Emergency Assistance Program is designed to meet the emergency needs of residents of Leon County by providing financial assistance with rent/mortgage, utilities/fuel, food and medication.  Situations arise where, due to a family crisis, loss of employment, or some other emergency, an individual or family can find that they are temporarily unable to provide themselves with shelter, food, heat, electricity, or medicine.  By providing a food voucher, a rent payment, a medicine voucher or a utility/fuel payment, this program is keeps individuals and families from going without a necessity which is vital to their existence.  The DEAP program provides temporary emergency assistance and is not on-going public assistance.

To apply to the DEAP program please contact one of the agencies listed below and set up an appointment;

  • Capital Area Community Action Agency at (850) 222-2043

  • Catholic Charities at (850) 222-2180

  • Salvation Army at (850) 222-0304

The agency’s caseworker will complete the screening form, gather the necessary documentation, and fax the application to the Leon County Office of Human Services and Community Partnerships.