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Community Resources : Assistance

About Financial Assistance
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Financial assistance programs are most often based on need, with income and-or age a part of the qualifying for the assistance. “Financial assistance” can range from emergency shelter to food to assistance with utility bills, temporary rent assistance, disaster relief, and other emergency services meant to help a person get past a temporary financial set back. Actual monetary financial assistance can depend on the grants that a non-profit has at your time of need. Sometimes financial assistance may not be available due to grant funds being exhausted.
About Financial Hardship that is Extreme
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Resolving ongoing extreme financial hardship can involve consumer credit counseling, housing counseling, legal services including bankruptcy counseling and gaining an understanding of government support programs such as Medicaid and public housing. Often the starting point is a professional credit counselor. There are also professional housing counselors that can offer advice on mortgages, low cost legal services and other financial assistance programs.
BenefitsCheckUp
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The National Council of Aging created this website to help older adults to quickly identify programs that may improve the quality of their lives. You take 10 or 15 minutes to enter information about your financial situation into an online questionnaire. BenefitsCheckUp is completely confidential.
Meals on Wheels Association of America
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The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is the oldest and largest organization in the United States representing those who provide meal services to people in need.
Rebuilding Together
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This national volunteer organization preserves and revitalizes low-income houses and communities. As a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization supported by voluntary contributions of time and money, every dollar is wisely spent and is an investment in a better America.