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|Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:02 pm Post subject: Big List of Assistance Links: Food, Utilities & More
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Families USA: Low-Income Help RX
You Can Do Blingo Searches to Find Help in Your State
American Public Power Association - Utility Operations
Directory of Churches - different links
HELP FOR NEEDY FAMILIES LINKS
Help for Needy Families - Fred Jordan Missions
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List of Low Income Assistance Links
1. Federal Citizen Information Center (USA)
Have a question about Federal programs, benefits, or services? We handle millions of inquiries from citizens trying to find that elusive answer to their question. Pick your favorite way to get out of the government maze!
1 (800) FED INFO
2. First Gov - Your official portal to government programs...
Phone, Offices http://firstgov.gov/Contact/Directories.shtml
3. Government Guide
As you move around this site, Government Guide will display your federal, state and local resources.
4. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
The online Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance gives you access to a database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally - recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.
5. State, County, and City Government Consumer Protection Offices City, county and state consumer protection offices provide consumers with important services. They mediate complaints, conduct
investigations, prosecute offenders of consumer laws, license and
regulate a variety of professionals, promote strong consumer
protection legislation, provide educational materials and advocate in
the consumer interest.
6. United States Consumer Gateway
The U.S. Consumer Gateway -- "consumer.gov" -- is a "one-stop" link
to a broad range of federal information resources available online.
7. Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection
Consumer Alert (202) 326-3137
Consumer Line (877) FTC-HELP
8. Better Business Bureau
Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.
4200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22203-1804
Phone: (703) 276-0100
Fax: (703) 525-8277
Link to Local Better Business Bureau Offices
9. Consumer Alerts - Scams
10. Complete U.S. Federal Government Agencies Directory
11. GPO Access Online Resources: A-Z Resource List
12. US Dept of Commerce
13. Federal Government Site Index
14. Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies
PMB 626, 11350 Randoms Hill Road, Suite 800, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: (703) 934-6118
"The Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies (AICCCA) is a national membership organization, established to promote quality and consistent delivery of credit counseling services."
15. National Foundation for Credit Counseling
(Has list of local organizations.)
"For help, contact our national toll free crisis hotline at 1-800-388-2227, locate the Member agency in your area or receive Online Counseling. Based on your area code, your phone call will automatically be plugged into the NFCC office nearest you. "NFCC is a national network of 1,450 non-profit Member agencies. Learn about our full range of services, from accredited money management education to confidential budget, credit and debt counseling, and debt repayment plans, to home-buyer education, and mortgage programs."
16. Fair Debt Collection Help Links
Direct links to the food stamp site -- officially the USDA Food & Nutrition Service Frequently asked questions
Applicants and recipients
Modest Needs is a non-profit, tax-exempt philanthropic organization that began as one man's personal project in March of 2002. Since that time, Modest Needs has become a community of unlikely philanthropists dedicated to helping others as best we can with what we have.
Sources of Free or Low-Cost Food and Nutrition Materials
A list of directories of grantmakers by state/region/city
Habitat for Humanity
Food Banks in the United States
Energy Assistance: Home Heating and Cooling
Financial Help to Pay for Home Heating and Cooling
Resources to Help Children and Families
State TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Links
Your local salvation army center
The Alliance Foundation is a non-profit organizatio n whose mission is to provide relief for children and their families affected by disasters in the United States.
American Public Human Services Association
Internet site that list social service agencies by state
Feeding Children Better
Do you find yourself having to choose between rent and food? Not eligible for food stamps? This site lists food banks throughout the USA if you click on the "get help" button.
Food Assistance Links
There is at least one listing for each state and the site will be updated regularly.
Government Assistance For Low Income Individuals And Families. Many links by State.
List of organizations by state that provide supplies and clothing for children.
List of organizations by state that provide help with utilities.
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Listing of local food banks
This website will give a listing of food banks in your state. It is very helpful, even if your income is too high for federal food help the local food banks will help.
They offer utility bill assisance, emergency food pantry/vouchers, emergency financial assistance, general health screening and assessment, mdical referrals and access to medical treatment.
Special Needs Phone Book & Crisis Guide
Extensive list of resources for all kinds of needs, some with links, but all with contact information. Listed alphabetically by category.
U.S. Department of Energy Utility Assistance
This federal program assists with utility payments for persons that have income up to 150% of the federal poverty guidlines, (currently 11,540.00 for a one person household). In most states you can qualify for assistance 2 times a year.
Women Children Family Service Charities of America
Phone: 1-800-626-6481 WCFS is a coalition comprised of many of America's finest charitable organizations dedicated to meeting the needs of women, children, and families in America and around the world. Our members provide real solutions to real problems, and act as a force for change with law and policy makers.
Free Clothing Resources
http://www.nal.org (For School children)
http://www.thewomensalliance.org (Interview/work clothing for women)
http://www.careergear.org (Interview/work clothing for men)
About Angel Food Ministries - Angel Food Ministries
Angel Food Ministries, A Food Ministry with a Servant's Heart, providing low ... Angel Food Ministries crosses denominational lines and has spread the good news ...
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