Neither the government nor the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will pay a needy church member's mortgage, but both offer food assistance. When a church does it, it's a helping hand; when we all do it (with our tax revenue), it's a handout.
According to this view, a family of four with a monthly income of $1,200 (and not paying income tax) is self-reliant and taking personal responsibility if it accepts help from the Mormon Church, but it believes itself a victim if it accepts government help.
Access to succor in times of hardship should not be subject to religious affiliation. The resources of a country are greater and more broadly invested than the resources of any church. Only as a country can we ensure domestic tranquillity and promote the general welfare.