618.532.5000

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Centralia Township

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM?
Earnfare is designed to provide adults who receive Food Stamps and who volunteer an opportunity to gain valuable work experience, earn cash assistance, and become self-sufficient. 

WHO CAN RECEIVE THESE SERVICES ?
​Earnfare serves able-bodied adults without dependents and volunteers who receive food stamps. Participation in Earnfare is voluntary. 

WHAT SERVICES ARE OFFERED ?
Participants are provided an orientation and a complete assessment to determine supportive service needs, such as transportation. Participants are assigned to an Earnfare position to gain skills to help them become employable. Earnfare participants work off the value of their food stamps at the prevailing minimum wage and then have the opportunity to work additional hours to earn up to $294 per month. Participation is limited to six (6) months out of any twelve (12) consecutive months (July-June). 

HOW ARE THE SERVICES PROVIDED ?
​The Centralia Township has contracts directly with for profit and nonprofit public and private employers, community-based organizations, and local governmental units. Participants who volunteer may be referred by the DHS Local Office. Service providers may recruit participants and coordinate their participation in the program with the Centralia Township Office. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT...
Centralia Township @ 618.532.5000 Then Dial 5
DHS Local Office @ 618.532.1966 Ext. 201
​DHS 24-Hour hotline: @ 1.800.843.6154
1.800.447.6404 (TTY)