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chevygurl
 in response to Gift44...   I'm sorry that I need help it's just hard right now they cut our food stamps and my husbands hours at work and am still paying off 600 dollar power bill. So don't have the money right now to get diapers and extra food for the house. Diapers alone cost 20 dollars a box and I have to have 2 boxes cuz they are different sizes. And could use some for food but I can deal if I can just get some to help get diapers. I pray to god every night that I could find help. I attend church on sundays and I raise my children in a church enviroment. Sorry again for asking for help if it's not right to ask for help when it's needed.
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Gift44
 in response to chevygurl...   How much can someone give to you that can solve all your needs i want you to do me a favour by praying for God to send the right helper to u and i pray all will be well in Jesus name amen
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chevygurl
Could really use some help.... I am out of diapers for my newborn and my 1 1/2 yr old. Please if someone can donate some to help me buy them diapers I would appreciate it.
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Gift44
 in response to jujuhebron...   All will be well no matter wat u are going through your problem will never be more than you in Jesus name amen
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daisylucas71
 in response to bookworm2011...   I sure did. I've actually made several complaints. Its just so hard. My kids are so unhappy here
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bookworm2011

 in response to daisylucas71...   California is a hard place to live, expensive. With your troubles in housing on top of that I know its got to be difficult finding help. the living conditions sound deplorable. Have you tried going through the housing authority to file an official complaint? Is by any chance the home you are living in a HUD home? If it is, then you can definitely file a complaint, here is the link for your city.

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/complaints/badlandlord 

 

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bulldog lover
 in response to MzRisssA...   Thank you so much for your info. You have given me hope,and i will certainly try some of the agencies that you have mentioned. I am overwhelmed that you took your time to get back to me with this valuable info, God Bless you for that. I am from Tennessee, but have lived in Mississippi for the last 18 years. Ms does not have a lot of programs that help people in my situation. I am so very
grateful to you for telling me about these programs. I will be in contact with my Congressman tomorrow. I hope that everything is going well for you. It is obvious that you have really done alot of research to help people. With all my heart i thank you. My prayers will include you tonight. I believe that God puts people in your path to help you, and i am so grateful that you have helped me.
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Just Me-- Marisa
 in response to jujuhebron...   ) Government Benefits Websites
GovBenefits.gov helps provide personalized access to government assisted programs. This online program is free and confidential. All you have to do is answer a series of questions about yourself and then GovBenefits.gov will provide you with a list of government programs you may be eligible to receive along with application information. The site will provide both state and federal programs to assist you. Contact: 800-FED-INFO;http://www.govbenefits.gov/govbenefits_en.portal.
BenefitsCheckUp is a service of the National Council on the Aging helping Americans connect with government programs. This online database searches federal, state, some local and public benefits for adults 55 years old and older. It contains over 1,100 different programs and on average there are 50 to 70 programs available to individuals per state. The online questionnaire is free, confidential and takes about 30 minutes to complete. If you want to find all of the
benefits you qualify this is a great place to start. For information contact BenefitsCheckUp,http://www.benefitscheckup.org/.
Low income veterans who are permanently or totally disabled or 65 years old may be eligible for pension benefits from the US government. The military also offers survivor benefits for surviving spouses and unmarried children of deceased veterans with wartime service. There are some restrictions so you will need to apply to the Veterans Administration. Contact: Veteran Benefits, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420; 800-827-1000;http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp.
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State Money Programs
Every state government has dozens of money programs that help people pay their expenses. The problem is that there is never one central place to look. You have to go agency by agency, or department by department and search for what is available. Some good departments to start are health, agriculture, commerce, and social services. You can find them by dialing 411 and asking for your state capitol operator or by going to the web athttp://www.govengine.com/ and clicking on your state. When I looked at Ohio, I scrolled down to the Executive Branch and looked at the Department listings. I saw Department of Job & Family Services and saw what they had to offer. Many of the state programs are offered at the local and county levels, and they can direct you to the correct resource.


Volunteer Organizations
There are a number of national volunteer organizations around the country that offer grants and other free services to solve problems for people in their community. Find your local club for each of the organizations below and contact them for information on their programs. These organizations run programs that offer money for: -day care services -summer camp -scholarships -travel -free eye glasses -cataract surgeries -health problems -medical equipment, and -money for emergencies
Kiwanis International 3636 Woodview Trace Indianapolis, IN 46268-3196 317-875-8755 http://www.kiwanis.orgfind a local Kiwanis club http://www.kiwanis.org/FindaClub/tabid/84/Default.aspx/
United States Junior Chamber P.O. Box 7 Tulsa, OK 74102 1-800-JAYCEES http://www.usjaycees.org/ find a local Jaycees chapter http://www.usjaycees.org/index.php? option=com_mtree&task=listcats&cat_id=95&Itemid=177
Lions Clubs International 300 W 22nd Street Oak Brook, IL 60523 630-571-5466 ext 356http://www.lionsclubs.org/ 630-571-5466 ext 356 find a local lions clubhttp://www.lionnet.com/united_states.html
Catholic Charities USA 1731 King St., #200 Alexandria, VA 22314 703-549-1390http://www.catholiccharitiesinfo.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=1174
Over 14,000 local organizations offer a variety of services for many different community problems including child care, elderly services, emergency financial services, rental assistance, and more. To find an office near you go to their main web site and see Find Your Local Catholic Charities Agency and put in your state.http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=292
Salvation Army National Headquarters 615 Slaters Lane P.O. Box 269 Alexandria, VA 22313 703-684-5500http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf
Families in need can receive a wide range of services including utility assistance, transitional housing emergency food, clothing, and more. For an office near you, contact the headquarters above.
United Way of America 701 North Fairfax St. Alexandria, VA 2314 703-836-7112 http://www.liveunited.org/?
To find a local chapter go to the web site and enter your zip code in the upper left corner. The United Way is a national organization that raises money for thousands of local non-profit organizations who offer money and services to people in their community. Your local United Way can identify non-profits in your area that may offer the resources or services you are looking for.
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Just Me-- Marisa
 in response to MizHead...   @MizHead.... You will do GREAT
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jujuhebron
i am a single mom with three kids; a seven year old and twin two year olds. i am in desperate need of any assistance; my husband left a week ago and with him my rent and utility bills money for the month. my rent is due Thursday by 5pm and i have exhausted every option. i am willing to work for money; housecleaning, babysitting, any odd jobs. please email me at joshuasmommy1109@gmail.com if there is anything you can do to help us. any donations of any kind will be appreciated.
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MizHead
 in response to MzRisssA...   great info, now I just need to figure out how to put it to use. 53 years old and didn't grow up in the age of computers... email and facebook, lol
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MizHead
What do you do when you fall thru the cracks, we have dental insurance but can't afford the part it doesn't cover. We lost our home do to my husbands last job and it ruined out credit. I really need dental work, especially these two broken teeth fixed and these old 80's fillings out, ugh. Any ideas??? What good does it do to have dental insurance it doesn't cover anything but the basic's.
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ET98
Hello everyone! hope everyone is having a good day today. I'm kind of in a bind right now, my electric bill and house payment were due at the same time and the electric company would not work with me so now I need $400 to make my house payment. I am working and would be able to pay it back at $100 a week, so if there is anyone out there who could help me or lead me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated.
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daisylucas71
 in response to bookworm2011...   Its no problem. Im writing this out through an old cell phone that has wifi and its hard to type alot out lol plus like I said before I know some people don't feel like reading a novel. I just don't know what to do. California us broke and there really isn't a whole lot of help out here. Im just hoping to find someone willing to help
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bookworm2011
 in response to daisylucas71...   Im just trying to help you so everyone understands your story as you said, much that is posted here is BS and if someone were able to help your family out, I am sure they would need some things clarified thats all. good luck
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daisylucas71
 in response to bookworm2011...   I don't consider someone doing this to me family. Other then her I have no other family. I sent my husband a red cross message and he came home within a week. He'd only been out there less then a month. He was home for a month on a vacation andwent back out. As for the people living here, the woman keeps bringing people to live. Here. I've complained humorous times but I guess money talks. I didn't write everything down because its just way to much to put down. I didn't think everyone wanted to read a novel
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Just Me-- Marisa
Steal A Home From A Crook Imagine getting first shot at properties owned by failed savings and loan corporations, sleazebag outfits that speculated with old people's pensions, then went crying to Uncle Sam when the money went bye-bye. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has set up a hotline for a listing of properties for sale from failed savings and loans. Contact the FDIC, 1910 Pacific Ave., Dallas, TX 75201; 800-568-9161 or 888-206-4662; E-mail: assetinfo@fdic.gov; http://www.fdic.gov/buying/index.html.
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bookworm2011
 in response to delayinamwallace...   Hi,
I mailed off the clothes today for your baby and a couple small gifts for her birthday...I hope it helps :)
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Free/Low-Cost Dental Services
The Department of Health supports Safety Net Dental Clinics, which usually see patients that do not have other access to dental care. The dental treatment is either done for free or a sliding scale is offered. Each program has its own limitations and availability of appointments, so call first to find out the requirements of a clinic near you; http://www.padental.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Find_Free_Reduced_fee_Dental_Clinics1&Template=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=6&ContentID=3000 for more information, call: 1-877-PA-HEALTH
Income Eligibility: Determined on a case-by-case basis.
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Just Me-- Marisa
 in response to MzRisssA...   Select Font-Size : A | A | A
Money for a Car to Get to Work - 4/25/12

There are federal programs as well as state programs to help people with limited incomes keep their vehicles on the road so that they can get back and forth to work, focusing on those trying to get off welfare. Some states will even give you money for driver's education or to pay for a driver's license. The issue, like the programs for free cars, is to help people make it to work. These programs are organized like a patchwork quilt in most areas involving federal, state, county and non-profit organizations.

To start looking for programs like this in your area, contact your local congressman's office (http://www.govengine.com/), your job service office (http://www.servicelocator.org/) or your local Social Services (http://www.aphsa.org/Links/links-state.asp). They won't know about all the programs, but can probably give you some starting places. Most branches of the Goodwill Industries have a Wheels-to-Work program. Other programs can be found by typing in the keywords “Wheels-to-Work” in an Internet search engine. These programs are obviously only for those who live in the area.

Here is just a sampling of the Wheels-to-Work programs that we found:

Sioux Empire Wheels to Work, 805 Pam Road, Sioux Falls, SD 57105 ; 605-941-4318; http://www.wheels-2-work.org/
Bucks County Housing Group, Inc, 2324 2nd Street Pike, Suite 17, Wrightstown, PA 18940, 866-WLZ-2WRK, ext. 15, (866-959-2975, ext. 15); http://www.bchg.org/programs/w2w/
Goodwill Industries of North Carolina, 1235 S. Eugene St. , Greensboro , NC 27406-2393 , 336-275-9801, Fax: 336-274-1352; http://www.triadgoodwill.org/
Here Are Some Other Ideas

Vehicles for Change - They work with your local United Way to help people find vehicles for low-cost. Here is the website and contact details: http://www.vehiclesforchange.org/ and 800-835-3821
Help to Get to Work – If you are looking for transportation assistance to help you get to work, check out the Jobs Category: http://www.lesko.com/business.php?cat_id=5
Wheels-to-Work – Most branches of the Goodwill Industries have a Wheels-to-Work program, which helps keep your car on the road so you can get to work. Enter your zip code to find a program in your area: http://locator.goodwill.org/
Ways to Work – This is a loan program that provides small, short-term, low-interest loans to working poor families with challenging credit histories. They help families remain in or move forward in a job. To find a loan office in your area, go to: http://www.waystowork.org or call: 866-252-7171
Working Cars for Working Families – More than 120 non-profit organizations work to ensure that low-wage, working families are able to get a car in order to find and keep a job. Enter your zip code to see if there is a program near you: http://www.workingcarsforworkingfamilies.org/find/application.html
Good News Garage – This non-profit repairs donated cars and trucks and provides them to low-income families and individuals. They focus on maintaining people's ability to get to work. This is only available to residents in MA, NH, VT, and CT. Contact your local branch for more details: http://www.goodnewsgarage.org/about_us/locations/
Community Action Agency - These are local experts that can help you identify programs that might assist you with paying your living expenses: http://www.communityactionpartnership.com/index.php?option=com_spreadsheets&view=search&spreadsheet=cap&Itemid=188 (put in your state and county)
United Way Hotline – Be sure to call 211 and investigate other potential sources of help in your area. To find your local office, go to: http://211.org/ (put in your zip code)
Area Office on Aging – 800-677-1116 or go to: http://eldercare.gov/Eldercare.NET/Public/Index.aspx
You can look for additional help through non-profits that offer help for your specific needs. You can find non-profit foundations using two different online databases: The Foundation Center (http://foundationcenter.org) and GuideStar (http://www2.guidestar.org). These databases allow you to search for assistance by your topic areas.
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