Emergency Financial Assistance

Each year, thousands of hardworking individuals and families find themselves in an unexpected financial crisis. Whether facing illness, vulnerable to losing a home, or simply just unable make ends meet, The Salvation Army is here for those in need of shelter, transportation, or emergency financial assistance.

Emergency Financial Assistance resources vary with local needs. For information on specific programs and locations, contact your local Salvation Army Center.


Project SHARE provides Financial Emergency Assistance to individuals and families facing a temporary crisis that threatens their home. Project SHARE attempts to target the most urgent need, whether it is a utility bill, a part of a rent payment, or an emergency prescription.

How Do I Apply for Aid?

To apply for aid, make an appointment at the SHARE Partner Agency in your county of residence. Each eligibility decision is based on the change in circumstances that caused the crisis as determined by a local case manager. The level of assistance is based on need, available funds, and what it will take to resolve the crisis.

All applications for assistance are done locally by appointment. To book an appointment with your local case manager, please phone the SHARE Partner Agency office in your county.

For questions about appointments, what to bring to your appointment, available funds or the status of your case, you must contact your local SHARE Partner Agency.

When you apply for aid, you will be asked to provide proof of identity and proof of residence. Each office has its own appointment policy, but most operate on a first-come, first-serve basis and will see clients as long as funds are available. You must provide proof of eligibility when applying for assistance.

Who Qualifies?


Where is Project SHARE Available?

The Project SHARE partnership includes most Georgia Electric Membership Corporations, Georgia Power, and several natural gas and municipal utilities. This partnership enables us to offer assistance in every county in Georgia and several counties in North Carolina and Florida served by Georgia utilities.

How Can I Donate to Project SHARE?

Most Georgians can enroll in monthly gift-giving through their power bill.

Georgia Power

Send a one-time gift by check to:

Project SHARE
The Salvation Army
P.O. Box 930188
Norcross, GA 30003-0188

Include your power company name and account number in the memo field of your check. Many Project SHARE utility partner companies, including Georgia Power, will match your donation.