Chautauqua County provides once-only or alternative assistance to applicants, who are low-income and without sufficient resources, in the form of diversion services. This diversion assistance is available to persons who are at risk of needing ongoing Temporary Assistance. The purpose is to improve the applicant's opportunities for employment or to maintain their current employment so that the need for ongoing assistance wouldn't be necessary.
Diversion services include, but are not limited to:
Transportation Needs - For eligible applicants some of the needs might include help with motor vehicle insurance, vehicle registration and/or necessary vehicle repairs to ensure transportation to and from employment
Work-Related Expenses - For eligible applicants some of the expenses might include purchase of work clothes, work boots and/or tools necessary for employment