Emergency Rescue Fund

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The Emergency Rescue Fund is a source of help and hope for many families with children that have “fallen between the cracks” when it comes to receiving the necessary assistance to get them through rough times.

This fund provides emergency assistance to parents and caretakers who have minor children in their care, custody and control. During difficult times such as loss of a job or home, separation or divorce, or additional family responsibilities, many families find themselves struggling financially.

Providing a hand up, not a hand out. The Emergency Rescue Fund is intended to offer one-time temporary assistance to families going through difficult times or unanticipated setbacks, connecting them with additional resources and support systems, and enabling families to achieve sustainability once assistance has been provided.


The Emergency Rescue Fund is able to assist Highlands County families in crisis due to the strong support of community donors and United Way. If you would like to give to help families in crisis in our community, tax-deductible donations can be made to the Champion for Children Foundation.