How to Get Financial Assistance

Need Help With Your Holiday Bills?

Life is usually good when you have enough money to pay your bills, not have debt, and enjoy the leftover money you may have.

But what do you do when you do not have enough money to pay your bills?  Especially around the holidays? Where can you go for assistance?

The 2-1-1 Hot Line

The 2-1-1 hotline is a confidential resource hotline from the United Way to help you find some of the local agencies in your area to assist in helping with bills.

This hotline can connect you to many resources such as: – Food and Nutrition – Housing and shelter – Healthcare – Job assistance – Support groups for mental illness or disabilities – And more...


Shelter is essential for people to feel safe and secure. Not having the adequate income to make it through the month for rent can be a stressful event. There are places that can help.

- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Rural Development Program - The Housing Choice Voucher Program - Gradient Gives Back Foundation


Utilities like heating and telephones are a must. Not having the money to pay for them should not cause poor health or inabilities to make things happen. 

These programs can help with the utilities:   - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program - Lifeline - Your Utility Company - Dollar Energy Fund


Food gives us energy, nutrition, and the building blocks for our bodies to grow and mature. But food can be one of the last items people will pay for.

Some food-related programs include: - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Women, infants, and Children (WIC) - Soup Kitchens - Local Food Banks - Feeding America Network

Health Care

We may neglect our health because there isn't enough money to take care of it properly. These programs make sure people have healthy bodies and medication needed.

- Medicaid & Chip - The Affordable Care Act - Free Clinics - Urgent Care - Generic Drugs - Discount Drug Network

Childcare & Education

Setting up the proper habits and a good foundation at a younger age can help a child grow and have a healthy well-being.

The Administration of Children and Families (AFC) has created programs to help with education and childcare for low-income families:  - Office of Childcare - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families - Head Start

If you require any financial help, I hope that these resources can help you.  It is not easy being down on your luck, but with some research, you can find many programs to help when you are in need.

Need Help With Your Bills? How to Get Financial Assistance

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