Are you or a loved one in need of help? Have you been searching for hours for resources to help, but it’s gotten overwhelming because the information isn’t in an easy to read place? Whether you need help to pay your bills, are having mental health issues, or just want to put a present under your Christmas tree this year (or any other issue) we have resources to help you.
This list I’ve put together is not exhaustive, but it is quite a lot of information to take in all at once. This list was created with the help of many wonderful women and men all rallying together to try to help as many people as we possibly could. It took hours of extensive research to make sure all of the links and phone numbers are correct.
I have even added resources sent to me by email from my readers which is simply amazing! You guys rock! Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far.
Readers, please keep submitting your links to resources. I am more than happy to add them to my Resource Page for those who need help. To submit your resource, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will update the Resources Page as soon as possible. If you’d like to be credited, please let me know in the email and your information will be included.
The request for resources is not limited to the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom. I am looking for resources all around the world so those of you who need help can find it all in one place.
I am currently working on a Google Doc which can be shared, downloaded, and printed for your personal use. If you’d like to place the entire resource list on your own site, please credit me, as it’s been a ton of work to compile this list.
Please share either this page on your social media accounts. You never know who needs help but doesn’t want to ask for it.
The Resource List
Suicide: If you are suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The phone number will automatically direct you to the local suicide hotline in your location. http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/talk-to-someone-now/
Abuse: If you are being abused, visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline, or call 1-800-799 SAFE
Child Safety: If you are concerned about the safety of a child, visit Child Help for assistance, or see their state by state listing. www.childhelp.org/hotline/
National Adult Protective Services: http://www.napsa-now.org/
Self Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
United Way: The United Way is a national system of volunteers, contributors, and local charities helping people in their own communities. To locate available resources in your area, call the United Way’s 211 help number and speak to a trained resource and referral specialist. http://www.unitedway.org
Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/
Modest Needs: Modest Needs offers the following types of grants: Self-Sufficiency Grants, New Employment Grants, and Independent Living Grants. http://www.modestneeds.org/
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture-Rural Development Multi-Family Housing Rentals provides an online search tool to locate accessible, government-assisted rural rental properties in all U.S. states. http://www.rdmfhrentals.sc.egov.usda.gov/RDMFHRentals/select_state.jsp
US Dept of Housing and Urban Development offers many resources & referrals to assist renters, homebuyers and homeowners in finding affordable housing, avoiding foreclosure and connecting with housing support programs. Provides referrals to approved housing counselors. Helps clients understand housing rights & responsibilities, incl. Fair Housing Act. http://www.portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD
Legal Aid: http://www.usa.gov/legal-aid
Insurance: Kaiser Family Foundation Provides information on Medicaid benefits for each state. http://www.kff.org/
Food Banks: Feeding America: Food bank information and resource locator. http://www.feedingamerica.org/?referrer=https://www.google.co.uk/
Employment Help: Career One Stop Centers: Provides free employment and training services. Open to all job seekers. http:// www.careeronestop.org/
Holiday Assistance: Toys for Tots http://www.toysfortots.org/ Salvation Army: http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/christmas-assistance
Holiday Assistance Donation Guide: https://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/holiday-assistance-donation-guide.php
Veterinary Care Assistance: The RedRover Relief grants for emergency vet care provides funding, advice and other resources to thousands of applicants each year. In addition to the services that RedRover provides directly, RedRover has compiled a comprehensive directory of organizations in the United States and Canada that can provide financial assistance with veterinary care. http://www.redrover.org/find-financial-assistance-veterinary-care (the US and Canada)
How to pay for emergency pet care: https://lendedu.com/blog/how-to-pay-for-emergency-pet-care/
Suicide Hotline: List of resources per province: http://www.suicide.org/hotlines/international/canada-suicide-hotlines.html
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-363-9010
Family Violence: http://www.canada.justice.gc.ca/eng/cj-jp/fv-vf/help-aide.html#res
The Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse: http://www.cnpea.ca/en/
Red Cross: http://www.redcross.ca/
Housing Benefits: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/housing.html
Holiday Assistance: Salvation Army https://www.salvationarmy.ca/christmas-assistance/
Domestic Abuse: 0808 2000 247 http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/
Elder Abuse: https://www.elderabuse.org.uk/helpline
Self Harm: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/self-harm/
Legal Aid: http://www.gov.uk/legal-aid
Housing: Citizens Advice Bureau Housing https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/housing/
Employment Help: UK Citizens Advice Bureau. http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/work/
Food Banks: Trussell Trust https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/
Befrienders Worldwide offers suicide prevention and support worldwide. http://www.befrienders.org/help-and-support