TCAP offers assistance with paying utility bills
Trumbull Community Action Program, 1230 Palmyra Road SW, announces that utility-bill assistance under the Winter Crisis Program is available through March 31. Walk-ins are available all day Mondays. Tuesday through Friday, walk-in customers who arrive between 7:30 and 10:30 a.m. can be seen each day before noon.
The program helps eligible households avoid utility disconnection, restore disconnected service, establish new service and purchase fuel oil, propane, coal and wood.
Applicants who cannot apply in person at the TCAP office can apply at one of four satellite sites by appointments only from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact the following:
Mondays: City of Hubbard Municipal Building, 220 W. Liberty St., 330-393-2507, ext. 229.
Tuesdays: Niles Community Center, 401 Vienna Ave., Suite 2, Tiffany Square, 330-393-2507, ext. 227.
Wednesdays: Newton Falls Methodist Church, 334 Ridge Road, 330-393-2507, ext. 232.
Thursdays: Tod’s Crossing Senior Living, 1330 Blakely Circle SW, Warren, 330-393-2507, ext. 230.
For other questions and additional information, call TCAP at 330-393-2507, ext. 225.
Autism Society divides award among families
The Autism Society of Mahoning Valley announced the presentation of this year’s Mike Hull Memorial Family Mini Grant.
The $1,000 award was divided among several area families looking to improve the opportunity for their child or young adult to improve his physical health and wellness. Gift recipients were Brandon Revis, 19, of Warren, who received an adult tricycle; Vincenzo Bartone, 15, of Niles, who received a treadmill, and; Edward Baatz, 4, of Salem and Josiah Lampley, 5, of Warren, who both received mini trampolines with nets.
“We are so happy to be able to help these families improve their children’s quality of life,” said Melissa Kalaman, chairwoman of the Mini Grant Review Committee and sister of the memorial’s namesake. “This is exactly the kind of holiday activity that my brother Mike would have been proud to be involved in.”
Grant for preschool
YWCA of Youngstown’s Discovery Place Preschool was awarded a $3,000 grant from the PNC Foundation in recognition of the volunteer efforts of PNC Bank employees.
They earned the grant for YWCA through the PNC Grow Up Great “Grants for Great Hours” program.
The program recognizes the efforts of outstanding PNC employees who volunteer with nonprofit early education and school readiness programs. PNC staff members completed 100 hours of volunteer service for the YWCA Discovery Place Program. They cleaned, organized and accompanied children on field trips.
The grant will help YWCA of Youngstown to continue offering quality, affordable early care and education for children age 6 weeks through 12 years.
TMHA gets HUD award
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $32.5 million to public-housing authorities, public-housing resident associations, American Indian tribes and nonprofit organizations across the nation to hire or retain service coordinators to help residents find jobs, educational opportunities and achieve economic and housing independence.
Among the Ohio recipients is the Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority, which received $224,185. Ohio received a total of $1.3 million.