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"As Butler County's community action agency, Supports to Encourage Low-Income Families (SELF) exists to enhance the quality of life for county residents by impacting the causes of poverty and empowering individuals to achieve, sustain and advocate self-sufficiency.”

SELF's “Night at the Derby” Awards Dinner and Auction: April 25, 2014

Please join us at SELF's 18th Annual Awards Dinner and Auction on Friday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Receptions in Fairfield.  The evening will include Kentucky Derby inspired dinner by the bite, complimentary beer & wine and other derby fun.

We will also celebrate another year of agency successes and name the 2014 SELF Clients of the Year and the Janet Clemmons Community Service Award winner. Please RSVP now and join us for a wonderful evening.  Tickets are $60 each or $550 for a table of 10.

NOW Hiring: AmeriCorps VISTAs to Serve at SELF

SELF will be interviewing for 2 AmeriCorp VISTA positions: a Housing VISTA  to help with the Neighbors Who Care: Home Repair and Group Workcamps Program and an Employment & Asset Building VISTA to help with the JOBS NOW!, IDA Financial Literacy & Savings Program, Microenterprise Small Business Program and VITA tax prep.  See full job descriptions here.  If interested please submit a resume by April 11, 2014 to

Winter HEAP Utility Assistance Available

Appointments Lessen Wait Time for Heating Help

SELF is taking appointments for the Winter Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) which provides emergency utility assistance to low-income families through April 15. HEAP is a federally funded program that helps eligible Ohioans who are at or below 175% of the federal poverty guidelines meet the high costs of home heating.

Appointments for HEAP are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 513-868-9300 or 888-432-7022.  Appointments will be scheduled in both SELF’s Hamilton office in the Hamilton Crossings Shopping Center on Route 4 and at the agency’s Middletown office at 930 9th Avenue. Walk-ins are seen on an extremely limited and emergency basis in the Hamilton and Middletown offices.