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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.
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.
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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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.
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.