Human Services – General Assistance

The Human Services/General Assistance office is available {preferably by appointment} to assist local residents locate and possibly apply for resources. General assistance can help with, if eligible, rent, electric, heat, food, and/or household supplies. Eligibility guidelines, application, required documents, forms, and requirements are listed below.

This office also completes the application to obtain a Dexter Community Food Cupboard Card.
TEFAP and Food Cupboard Application-2016-2017  – Please bring proof of income for all household members and either a rental lease, mortgage statement, or a completed rental verification form with you to your appointment.

I can also assist with completing the former rent/Property tax refund which is now called the Property Tax Fairness Credit.  

Another part of my job is to manage the Clothes Closet. Residents from Dexter, Exeter, Garland, and Ripley are welcome to come in and pick out/up 20 free items per week per household. Donations of clothes, toys, shoes/boots, bedding, and household items are accepted. All I ask is the items be clean and stain free.

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment please call me at 924-7351 extension 17. I TRY to return all calls within the same day but occasionally I am unable and will call the next morning. I can also be reached via E-mail at


GA Application (3-24-17)

Rental Verification Form

General Assistance Posted Notice.pdf

What you will NEED to bring to the appointment

Doctor’s Statement Document

Emergency Assistance Information

General Assistance Requirements

Poverty Abatement Application


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