Basic Services
Our goal is to assist you and your family in becoming more self-sufficient and providing a hand up along the way. You can enroll or be referred to CWAH for basic needs services for a one time visit. These services include: Food Pantry, Clothing Boutique, Toiletries, Household Items, and Furnishings and Appliances. A scheduled appointment is required to complete an application with our Family Coordinator.
We accept referrals from:
  • Social Services Agencies, Religious and Educational Institutions, and Human Services Agencies (case workers, social workers, pastors, counselors, etc.)
  • Authorized personnel making the referral who are informed about the individual's living situation and reasons for basic need services
  • Referrals may also be made over the phone, via CWAH Staff or Board Member
In order to receive services, you are required to:
  • Engage in creating an active plan to become more self-sufficient
  • Consistently participate in relevant programs and/or workshops
  • Communicate any changes in status to the Family Coordinator
*Please note that certain items such as furniture, appliance, etc. may not be available to a new enrollee because the participating CWAH clients take precedence for those items. Should no actively enrolled client need those particular items, a new referral may be able to receive those particular items.
If you or someone you know is in need of our services, please contact Lisa Summers, Family Coordinator at or 314-289-7523.