Contact our office to confirm assistance availabiilty. A hard-copy application in advance of your appointment will save time. Or, you may complete one upon your arrival. Click the above PDF link to download and print your "financial assistance application" in advance once an appointment is confirmed.
General Client Assistance
GSN is the umbrella organization that coordinates and develops various events and opportunities for our clients with consistent programming and services that can assist and empower them in building better lives.
Assistance normally begins with the Township Trustee or with Primelife Enrichment (for seniors & disabled) in a typical needs assessment process. The individual/family needing assistance will need to contact his/her Township Trustee before any appropriate help can be determined. The Trustee may be able to assist or they will refer the individual/family to other agencies such as: FEMA, Salvation Army, and/or Good Samaritan Network, etc. If a referral is not made a letter of denial is provided. Upon receiving either one a contact should be made to GSN for next step options.
We are persistently researching available resource streams that will help fund client financial assistance for: gas utility, electric utility, water utility, rent, limited medical - including small medical equipment, prescription, and cancer-related assistance, and limited car repair. It is compulsory that the client participates in financial ownership along with the application process and its completion.
Further, we are constantly working within the collaborative efforts of the Network to provide referrals for essential life needs - typically brought about by life crisis or emergencies - often including, but not limited to, small appliances, basic furnishings, clothing, household goods, etc.
GSN consistently researches programming and service opportunities that will assist our clients in building a better life. A large initiative includes the ability to offer educational and life skill training instances through a series of structured workshops and courses that provide underserved individuals with the necessary tools for life development, empowering them and their families for genuine growth. Just as importantly, these educational opportunities have the potential to enable them to see the possibility of healthy next steps toward life-change.
Holiday Client Assistance
GSN's signature holiday assistance program significantly impacts thousands of families every year. GSN clients are always able to receive food baskets for both Thanksgiving and/or Christmas if needed. Additionally, our clients may be able to receive new or gently used toys and clothing that they use during the Christmas season.
Everyone who applies will receive some form of assistance from only ONE Hamilton County agency or source. No one will receive assistance without submitting an application annually (digitally/online or hard copy/mail). All names requesting assistance will be cleared through our computer system/process.
Thanksgiving Distribution - Nov. 21, 9am-3pm
Christmas Distribution - Dec. 12, 9am-3pm
Click on "Holiday Assistance Information" button for complete details concerning the process and or to apply for Holiday Assistance ONLINE.
FREE Pet Food Wednesdays
CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Hamilton County Residents Only
Front Lot Parking Only
Photo ID Required
GSN, in collaboration with various organizations, including HUMANE SOCIETY for HAMILTON COUNTY, is pleased to provide FREE PET FOOD on WEDNESDAYS weekly from 9am-3pm. Lunch: 12pm-1pm.
Various Dog/Cat food products and accessories are available. The type of food available varies from week to week. This is a first-come-first-served program for residents of Hamilton County facing pet food budgetary needs.
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Before applying for Holiday Assistance online, be reminded a primary applicant will need to provide valid information: address, phone number and social security number.
“I didn’t know how I was going to bring in enough money for food and pay for my medication, then I heard about GSN.”
“Our drivers were so touched by the Holiday work and the hope you gave to the community.”
“We hope to be a part of your organization and make a difference in someone else's life-like you have in ours.”