Emergency Assistance

CSA assists union families who experience hardship due to no fault of their own with limited financial assistance to help prevent utility cut-offs, evictions / foreclosures, hunger, and other basic needs.

Since the program’s inception, CSA has provided over $1.3 million to support over 4,700 metro Washington area union families.

 To apply for Emergency Assistance, you:

  • Must be a member of a local labor union that is an affiliate of the Metropolitan Washington Council or Northern Virginia Labor Federation.
  • Must be referred by their local union.
  • Be able to document you have an emergency need.

Due to high demand and limited resources, emergency assistance is a one-time benefit.  However, CSA will do its best to provide information about other resources.