Need a helping hand? Energy bills, housing assistance, etc.? We are local folks here to help you. Get started below, and we will be in touch with compassion for you !

Chatham Ecumenical Council
Helping Prevent Homelessness

How to apply for help

FIRST STEP:  Complete the Request for Financial Assistance form you can download here.

SECOND STEP:  Applicant mails the completed form to:
CECH Evaluation Committee

P.O. Box 81 

West Chatham, MA


THIRD STEP:   The CECH Evaluation Committee reviews the request form you sent in collaboration with a representative from the Homeless Prevention Council or another local social services agency.

FOURTH STEP:  CECH will respond to the request promptly. If the request for assistance is approved, the Treasurer of CECH sends a check for the approved amount directly to the applicant’s bank, creditor, or other third party goods/services provider.
Note: Financial assistance funds are not given directly to an applicant.

We will respond promptly
and with compassion. 

CECH President
Mildred Hastbacka 

“Now more than ever our local communities need support systems to help our neighbors in need deal with economic issues brought on by challenging life events. For those struggling with housing issues, CECH has been, and pledges to continue to be, an active participant in that community support system. CECH's mission is accomplished through "neighbors helping neighbors," with a loyal network of volunteers and donors working together to deliver financial assistance for immediate housing-related needs as well as hope for a better tomorrow.”

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