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I need money - free money to help pay bills

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The first place to look when you need help to pay your bills.

Everyone is hurting (financially) right now. Recession, depression, call it what you want, the fact of the matter is: there is not enough. Our country has enough, it's just not getting to the people who need it. Families are expected to work more and get by with less. It's ridiculous. When and where will it end? I have revamped my national organizations page to, hopefully, make it more user friendly. In addition, please check out these other incredible pages :

****All direct links are in green or yellow

Please note, even though we try to, we cannot answer every post.



Lady Christie,



The NATIONWIDE organizations listed below can assist you with your basic needs, including: food, clothing, rent, utilities, transportation, back to school needs, medical, dental, and holiday needs.

IF they cannot assist you, they may be able to refer you to someone who can.

  • A service of United way – lists most nonprofit organizations in your local area
  • available in most counties (not all)
  • available both online and by calling 2-1-1 in your area ( free call)

Support for military personnel and their families
Assistance just for military and their families

Government benefits
Find out what government benefits you may qualify for

Social Services

the first place to go when in need – they can help with child care, child support, rental assistance, food stamps, healthcare, burial assistance, temporary financial assistance, etc.

Local benefits by state
Select a State from the map to view a list of the selected State's benefit programs.

American Public Human Services Association

Internet site that list social service agencies by state. A NATIONWIDE listing of social services offices and applications online
To apply for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income


looking for something? Getting rid of something? Check out FreeCycle!

The following organizations may be able to fill in the gaps, or help, when Social Services cannot:

Emergency food and shelter board program

  • The EFSP National Board does not provide direct client assistance. Direct assistance is provided through a variety of resources, which may include EFSP funding in your community. If you are in search of assistance for yourself or someone you know, you should look in the community services section of your local telephone directory. You should find these pages in the front of your directory and should look for listings for American Red Cross, Catholic Charities or Catholic Social Services, The Salvation Army, United Way Information and Referral, or other non-profit service providers. You may also click on Funded Organizations, here or on the EFSP homepage, to find organizations funded through EFSP in your community who may be able to assist or refer you to the appropriate assistance.





government program part of social services
Specifically for pregnant/postpartum women and children UNDER 5 - government program part of social services

Find a food co-op near you!

Angel Food Ministries – listings by state



utility assistance - government program part of social services



If you need rental assistance this is the place to start. Subsidized housing is based on your income and often times it is much quicker to get into a subsidized apartment than to wait for a Section 8 Subsidy approval
Also check out
how subsidized rent is determined


HUD/SECTION 8/Govt subsidized housing
Section 8 housing usually has a long list because the subsidy is attached to the person, not the property. This means that regardless of where the person lives, they still get the subsidy. In NY the waiting list is 8-10 years.

****If at anytime, you are denied accessibility to applying for any program, you should contact your local city, county, or state leaders and have them intervene on your behalf. - THIS APPLIES TO ANYONE WHO IS DENIED ASSISTANCE.

HOWEVER, there is another alternative. Subsidized housing where the subsidy stays with the property rather than with the renter. You would still pay the same amount of rent - it is based on your income - but you would have to move into a government subsidized property.

In most cases, these are handicapped accessible, family oriented, all the maintenance is included - among other things.

I am including the link for HUD below - just click on the proper state and take it from there. You will need a minimal security deposit - which you may be able to get from social services or another charitable organization.

Regardless of how long the list is you should still be able to be put on the list.
Contributed links:

hud rental assistance

fair housing act

home page

Americans with disabilities act homepage

Does NOT help individuals, BUT does have a lot of information and links for individuals- please browse through the site for more information.


Department of Labor
Can assist with: unemployment, job search, resumes, job training, wage and hour, layoffs, overtime, workplace safety, retirement and health benefits, and disability questions.
Ways to Work
How can you work if you have no transportation? Most social services programs do offer bus passes to help you get to and from work. This is different. This is NOT part of social services. This is a LOAN program specifically for low income families in need of a car or car repair, who do NOT qualify for conventional loans. They have their own set of requirements and are NOT available in every state.


Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA
government grants to finance your education



United Health Care Childrens Foundation
Grants, up to $5,000, can help families pay for the costs associated with therapies such as speech, physical and psychotherapy sessions; for medical equipment such as wheelchairs, braces, hearing aids and eye glasses; and for orthodontia and dental treatments.

Childrens Healthcare Emergencies

United Health Care Children’s Fund might be able to help. "Grants, up to $5,000, can help families pay for the costs associated with therapies such as speech, physical and psychotherapy sessions; for medical equipment such as wheelchairs, braces, hearing aids and eye glasses; and for orthodontia and dental treatments."

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
assistance with medications for those without insurance

Donated Dental services
In each state at least one program coordinator is responsible for determining that applicants are either disabled, elderly or medically compromised and have no other way for paying for dental care.

Together Rx

discount card for prescriptions




evander holyfield foundation

non-profit organization reaching out to hard-working individuals and families who suddenly find themselves faced with small, emergency expenses that they have no way to afford on their own

Listing of organizations which grant wishes to disabled, terminally ill, children and adults.

loan program for people - from people


How To Locate Small Business Grants,
Government Grants, and Other Grant Money



(In other words, I wasn’t sure where to put these!)

Toys for Tots
Christmas assistance for families with children

Credit counseling



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If you need financial assistance, for a pet who is ill, check out this page:
National financial assistance organizations for pets

nichy org - resources

a series of Web resource pages on topics of high interest and concern. They're intended to connect you quickly with a range of resources, materials, and guidance on these topics.

is it a scam?

fraud and scam information

This is one site you have to see for yourself! If you want to start a non-profit, volunteer, get involved, or just do some research, this is the place to start!


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The Christmas Cat   in reply to hotrod1975

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Hi I was looking for some help I had 3x bypass surgery looking like grant so I can by food and paying my bills
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DaGentleman   in reply to Zikela
Hey Z,
I don't have much but I have experience and could offer some pointers.
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I am 20 with no kids and really need guidance and help on to get on my feet better so I can go to college and have a wealthy life style would anyone like to bless me
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Mommy of 3 in TN   in reply to BrokenHearted2
Your welcome. Thank you!
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BrokenHearted2   in reply to Mommy of 3 in TN
Thank you very much. I pray GOD will bless you & your little one's.
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Mommy of 3 in TN   in reply to BrokenHearted2
Hello if you will go to type your city & state there will be a list of agencies that can help you with utilities.
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BrokenHearted2   in reply to BrokenHearted2
I signed up for food stamps the other day & the case worker said the 1st letter I will get they will deny me but the 2nd letter they will approve me so this mornging's mail I got the 1st one. I just pray I get help with these utillities.
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BrokenHearted2   in reply to woman in a shoe
Thank you. I'll talk again Monday if nothing happens. GOD bless.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to BrokenHearted2
I know how it is I lost my mom in 2000 I was the only girl my brother s would get mad at me mom give me what she could I still miss her after all these years my mother wasn't that old. I take care of a women that 97 she a sweet heart. Well I got to get in bed it going on 11 here in MI. U will make it. You take care I will be on Mon morning if u want to talk to me good night
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BrokenHearted2   in reply to woman in a shoe
Thank you, my mother just turned 95 & went to Heaven to be with my brother. I see & feel her everywhere because we were close. I pray that GOD blesses you.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to BrokenHearted2
Hi type need help city state read each one very carefully till u see the one that said help with bills it will say rent lights gas hope this can help u good luck
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I need Emergency help now. my mother just passed away & our rent is due again & no way to pay, plus the utilities.can someone help or tell my what can be done.
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The Christmas Cat   in reply to Herricanes
For all States


Catholic charities org
Requests for Assistance: 1.866.649.5862 | Toll-Free 

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 7th Street S.W., Washington, DC 20410
Telephone: (202) 708-1112 TTY: (202) 708-1455
Find the address of the HUD office near you

Need Help Paying Bills, Debt, and Mortgage

http://www.salvationarmyu... (for veterans)

Apply for any free prescription cards you can find online that includes your prescribed drug..Also look into the manufacture of that drug to see if it has a co-pay card that you are eligible for that includes drugs that your doctor administers to you for cancer ect...Also Walgreens has a great perscription plan look into it..
This will help with your medications.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) | Office of ...
Administration for Children...
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs.


Work at home Computer Jobs
Post your home care job on here Dog sitter, Nannie Ect.
Great Job site with reviews

Sell online
Sell free online crafts photos ect

Worldwide Clinical Trials Earn up to $2,300
Free and Charitable Clinics 
Community Health Centers 
Rural Health Clinics 
Community Behavioral Health Clinics 

National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics
http://www.nafcclinics.or... 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 600
Alexandria, VA 22314

U.S. Medical Assistance Program
88 Hamilton Avenue 
Stamford, CT 06902
Tel: +1 203.658.9690
FAX: +1 203.406.4429

Free Dental care


Saving money on car gasoline

Free ISP Database - Find Free Internet Access Service Providers Instantly 

If you are on a low or limited income, you may qualify you for assistance in replacing or repairing furnaces and refrigerators. The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is designed to assist limited income families with reducing their energy usage by providing installation of energy conserving measures, as well as offering furnace cleaning and tuning. 
WAP eligibility is based on Energy Assistant Program guidelines. WAP is funded by the United States Department of Energy and is administered through the state by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).
Call your local energy assistance office for further information and a referral.http://www.simplylivingde...

Worldwide Clinical Trials Earn up to $2,300

If you were in a 2013 house fire and had no fire insurance make sure you fill out a special form you can apply to your yearly tax statement for losses due to fire it can make your taxes less and you don't have to pay in so much and will probably get a couple hundred back call your tax repairers office and ask about this and what forms you need
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Contact Us
General Requests
For general questions about the Transfer Project, please email
Social protection and social cash transfers are increasingly being seen as a key tool in East and Southern Africa for combating the triple threat of chronic poverty, hunger and HIV and AIDS. Several programmes have developed in recent years across the region, such as the Productive Safety Nets Programme in Ethiopia; social pensions in South Africa, Namibia and Lesotho; cash transfers in Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and Kenya; and more are planned. These programmes are united by common premises: that income poverty has highly damaging impacts on human development, and that cash empowers people living in poverty to make their own decisions on how to improve their lives.
In response to these needs, Save the Children UK (SCUK) and UNICEF launched The Transfer Project

AMPATH largely serves the most vulnerable population: widows and widowers, orphans, the ostracized, and the neglected. It has been established that over 60% of the AMPATH population are poor. Since poverty plays a central role in accelerating vulnerability, AMPATH's patients are mainly poor, especially women and children.

The Social Work program handles some of the most difficult issues for all AMPATH clients
AMPATH Program Offices
P.O. Box 4606
Eldoret, Kenya
Telephone: +254-532-033-471
Fax: +254-532-060-727
Sylvester Kimaiyo, MMED
AMPATH Program Manager
Bornice Biomndo
AMPATH Communications and Public Relations (media contact)
ampath-pr@ampath.or.keAMPATH Consortium Team
IU House
c/o IIGH Kenya
Box 5760
Eldoret, Kenya
Dunia Karama
Kenya Program Administrator
Adrian Gardner, M.D.
AMPATH Field Director
Laura Ruhl, M.D.
Medical Team Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Geren Stone, M.D.
Medical Team Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
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woman in a shoe   in reply to Herricanes
i am sorry but there no cash on this site the ones that come on here are homeless no food for there babys not about to pay rent lights gas and so on. i am sorry good luck
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I am a 61 year old African American that have not faired to well over the past 35 yrs. I have not had a good paying since I started working after I graduated HS in 1971. I got married in 1975, have a beautiful and caring wife who only wanted to go on a cruise and have a nice home to be able to entertain and not be embarrased because of the home we live in now. I have not been able to provide that for her and I know that there are those out there that give needy families financial help. I don't know how much longer I have left before the Lord calls me home, I don't have any health issues except getting old. My wife suffers from high blood pressure and her mom of 102 recently passed away and she was the bady girl of 4, so if there is anyone out there that doesn't mind helping me somehow give my wife her dream, please let me know. Thank you
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Hi. I am a single parent of 02 children and going through much difficulties since my daughter who is 14 years is suffering with minimal brain damage and is an invalid and needs medication. Please help me to look after my daughter and son
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