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List of resources for the Unemployed

Post by Jobless_in_Ma on Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:50 pm

Easy Guide to Resources for all 50 States

http://www.unemploymentlifeline.com/


The United Way Hotline:

2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. Learn more about your local 2-1-1 by looking it up here.

http://www.211.org/

National Employment Law Project


The National Employment Law Project (NELP) responds by working to restore the promise of economic opportunity in the 21st century economy. In partnership with national, state and local allies, we promote policies and programs that create good jobs, strengthen upward mobility, enforce hard-won worker rights, and help unemployed workers regain their economic footing through improved benefits and services.

http://unemployedworkers.org/sites/unemployedworkers/index.php/

US Department of Health and Human Services / Administration for Children and Families:

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations
to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families.

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/index.html

TANF:

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.TANF is designed to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency.

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/tanf/about.html


Utilities Assistance:


Federal programs for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) administered by the U.S. Office of Community Services.

http://www.ach.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/liheap/

LIHEAP Application Help

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/index.html

Food Assistance:


As of Oct. 1, 2008, SNAP is the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program. It stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/

http://foodstampbenefits.net/other-expenses/cash-assistance-through-ebt-cards/

http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10101.html

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (known as WIC) is a Federal assistance program of the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for healthcare and nutrition of low-income pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and infants and children under the age of five.

http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/

*Foodbank Locator:*

Please call 1-800-771-2303 or use our food bank locator online to find the food bank nearest you.

http://feedingamerica.org/get-help.aspx

Housing Assistance:

Oversees home ownership, low-income housing assistance, fair housing laws, homelessness, aid for distressed neighborhoods, and housing development programs.
http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD

Section 8

http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/hcv/

Senior Housing Assistance

http://www.seniorlivingsource.org/senior-living-communities/?utm_source=msn&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=msn-sh&utm_test=1&utm_term=section%208%20housing&kw=senior%20housing

http://bestseniorcareonline.com/fastfind/index_premium?CID=113286&AFID=104244&ADID=324739&SID=

*National Homeless Shelter Directory*

http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

Prescription Assistance:


Free Prescription Drugs

http://www.pparx.org/

http://www.freemedicinefoundation.com/

http://www.peoples-law.org/health/charity-care/special_drug.htm

www.needymeds.com

http://www.rxoutreach.org/medications/

http://www.themedicineprogram.org/programs/Endo-Patient-Assistance-Program.php

https://www.pparx.org/Intro.php

www.drugcardsforfree.com

Free Phone Service

Government supported programs that provide free cell phone and airtime service each month for income-eligible customers.
*Note: If you are qualify for SNAP, you will qualify for this service.

https://www.safelinkwireless.com/EnrollmentPublic/home.aspx

http://www.assurancewireless.com/Public/Welcome.aspx

AARP ~ For Our "Babyboomers"

AARP is a membership organization leading positive social change
and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information,
advocacy and service.

http://www.aarp.org/

AARP Worksearch Program:

http://www.aarpworksearch.org/Pages/Locations.aspx


Education - Returning to School


Helpful links for Education Grants, Student Loans, etc.

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/# ***NOTE: Deadline for FAFSA submission is March 1, 2011

http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/PellGrants.jsp?tab=funding

http://www2.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/DirectLoan/index.html

http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp

https://www.dl.ed.gov/borrower/BorrowerWelcomePage.jsp

Assistance for Pet Owners/Lovers ~ Taking care of our "Best Friends"

The Pet Network
Pet food banks, organizations that have supplies of cat and/or dog food available for pet owners who are going through difficult times.
Listings are organized by state, then city or town.

http://www.petwork.com/pet-health-care/pet-food-assistance

http://loveyourpetexpo.com/petfoodhelp.html

Website with nationwide links for low cost spay/neuter
http://www.lovethatcat.com/spayneuter.html

http://www.aspca.org/aspca-nyc/mobileclinic/

Pets of the Homeless Organization
http://www.petsofthehomeless.org/what-we-do


The Humane Society of America~Resources for Pet Owners
http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/trouble_affording_pet.html



Miscellaneous Resources:


Welfare Application Help

Low Income Assistance

http://www.benefitscheckup.com/

http://www.ssa.gov/ *Social Security Information*

http://www.unemploymentlifeline.com/

http://www.govbenefits.gov/govbenefits_en.portal


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Re: List of resources for the Unemployed

Post by Guest on Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:25 pm

Jobless_in_Ma wrote:Easy Guide to Resources for all 50 States

http://www.unemploymentlifeline.com/


The United Way Hotline:

2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. Learn more about your local 2-1-1 by looking it up here.

http://www.211.org/

US Department of Health and Human Services / Administration for Children and Families:

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations
to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families.

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/index.html

TANF:

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.TANF is designed to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency.

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/tanf/about.html


Utilities Assistance:


Federal programs for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) administered by the U.S. Office of Community Services.

http://www.ach.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/liheap/

LIHEAP Application Help

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/index.html

Food Assistance:


As of Oct. 1, 2008, SNAP is the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program. It stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/

http://foodstampbenefits.net/other-expenses/cash-assistance-through-ebt-cards/

http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10101.html

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (known as WIC) is a Federal assistance program of the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for healthcare and nutrition of low-income pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and infants and children under the age of five.

http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/

*Foodbank Locator:*

Please call 1-800-771-2303 or use our food bank locator online to find the food bank nearest you.

http://feedingamerica.org/get-help.aspx

Housing Assistance:

Oversees home ownership, low-income housing assistance, fair housing laws, homelessness, aid for distressed neighborhoods, and housing development programs.
http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD

Section 8

http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/hcv/

Senior Housing Assistance

http://www.seniorlivingsource.org/senior-living-communities/?utm_source=msn&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=msn-sh&utm_test=1&utm_term=section%208%20housing&kw=senior%20housing

http://bestseniorcareonline.com/fastfind/index_premium?CID=113286&AFID=104244&ADID=324739&SID=

*National Homeless Shelter Directory*

http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

Prescription Assistance:


Free Prescription Drugs

http://www.pparx.org/

http://www.freemedicinefoundation.com/

http://www.peoples-law.org/health/charity-care/special_drug.htm

www.needymeds.com

http://www.rxoutreach.org/medications/

http://www.themedicineprogram.org/programs/Endo-Patient-Assistance-Program.php

https://www.pparx.org/Intro.php

Free Phone Service

Government supported programs that provide free cell phone and airtime service each month for income-eligible customers.
*Note: If you are qualify for SNAP, you will qualify for this service.

https://www.safelinkwireless.com/EnrollmentPublic/home.aspx

http://www.assurancewireless.com/Public/Welcome.aspx

AARP ~ For Our "Babyboomers"

AARP is a membership organization leading positive social change
and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information,
advocacy and service.

http://www.aarp.org/

AARP Worksearch Program:

http://www.aarpworksearch.org/Pages/Locations.aspx


Education - Returning to School


Helpful links for Education Grants, Student Loans, etc.

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/# ***NOTE: Deadline for FAFSA submission is March 1, 2011

http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/PellGrants.jsp?tab=funding

http://www2.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/DirectLoan/index.html

http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp

https://www.dl.ed.gov/borrower/BorrowerWelcomePage.jsp

Assistance for Pet Owners/Lovers ~ Taking care of our "Best Friends"

The Pet Network
Pet food banks, organizations that have supplies of cat and/or dog food available for pet owners who are going through difficult times.
Listings are organized by state, then city or town.

http://www.petwork.com/pet-health-care/pet-food-assistance

http://loveyourpetexpo.com/petfoodhelp.html

Website with nationwide links for low cost spay/neuter
http://www.lovethatcat.com/spayneuter.html

http://www.aspca.org/aspca-nyc/mobileclinic/

Pets of the Homeless Organization
http://www.petsofthehomeless.org/what-we-do


The Humane Society of America~Resources for Pet Owners
http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/trouble_affording_pet.html



Miscellaneous Resources:


Welfare Application Help

Low Income Assistance

http://www.benefitscheckup.com/

http://www.ssa.gov/ *Social Security Information*

http://www.unemploymentlifeline.com/

http://www.govbenefits.gov/govbenefits_en.portal


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