About the Y-Not Assist Program:
The “Y-Not Assist” program is managed by the Corporate Works of Mercy Foundation. The program’s intent is to help individuals and families struggling with devastating hardships beyond their control that negatively impact their lives.
Level 1 Support may be available to SRO employees, employees of our CWM sponsors, and to any community member for the following types of hardships:
• Expenses resulting from a catastrophic (chronic or terminal) medical condition
• Funeral or burial expenses for the participant’s spouse, parents or dependents
• Expenses relating to the extreme damage to the participant’s primary residence (i.e. fire or flood)
Level 2 Support is available ONLY to SRO employees and employees of our CWM sponsors. Hardships (outside of those identified in Level 1) will be considered on an individual basis for possible assistance.
Process & Checklist
Attach copies of any bills you are requesting help with, as well as supporting documents. CWM will not begin to process your application until it is completed in full, with copies of bills and necessary documents.
Expect a call within a week to schedule an interview with volunteer CWM Board Members. Please be patient with us, as we are all volunteers.
Expect a decision from the board within 1 week of your interview. The board may approve, partially approve or deny your application based on the facts presented and the limited funds we have available.
If assistance is granted, CWM will make any approved payments directly to service providers
Y-Not Assist Program
Providing Additional Support
to Neighbors in Need of Assistance
Sometimes unexpected, devastating life circumstances occur -- major illness, house fires and floods, or the sudden death of a loved one. These unforeseen hardships can create difficult situations for families, and Corporate Works of Mercy understands that sometimes neighbors need a little help in bridging the gap.
The Y-Not Assist Program was created to help Central Louisiana neighbors in need of assistance through devastating circumstances. Our volunteers will guide you to community resources, as well as offer prayers and positivity.
Neighbors can apply for assistance using the application linked below. Once the application is submitted, a representative will confirm receipt. A Board Member will then schedule an interview with applicants that are eligible. Any assistance or payments will be made through service providers.