help with utilities

Find utility bill assistance for low-income families. There are a number of places listed below that offer financial help with electric, utility, water or heating bills. There are government programs, charities, non-profit organizations and even resources offered directly by utility companies. Get grant money to pay electric or energy bills, find places to apply for emergency hardship funds, and get assistance paying for a deposit to reconnect utility service.

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Interfaith Charities of South Lee 
Provides financial assistance with past due utility bills.
17592 Rockefeller Circle, Fort Myers, FL
(239) 267-3510 Heating/Utility Costs

Website: https://www.icslee.org/

Salvation Army Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties 
Provides assistance with utility payments.
10291 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL
(239) 278-1551 

Website: https://salvationarmyflorida.org/fortmyers/

Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice, Bonita Springs 
Helps with utility payments.
28360 Beaumont Road, Bonita Springs, FL
(239) 390-2928 

Website: https://catholiccharitiesdov.org/charities/bonita-springs-center/

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity - Statewide
Administers the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in Florida.
(850) 717-8450 

Website: https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1553

Utility Cost Assistance - National
Information on government benefit programs and accessing programs to assist with utility costs, including heating and cooling, phone and internet, and weatherization and home repair.
Website: https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/florida_liheap_and_weatherizat.html

Comprehensive List of Resources

Website: Local Resources - NAMI Lee, Charlotte and Hendry Counties