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Resources for Recession Hit
Families & Individuals

 
 
  As the recession bites, families and individuals around us, perhaps even some of us, will find themselves experiencing need that they have not previously known. The idea of this resource is to gather information on access to help of all kinds that we can share with anyone who needs them and add to as new resources are made available and new information reaches us. As resources increase the buttons on the left will lead to other pages of links.
     
Furniture donations in the USA   http://www.help1up.org suggested by @tpkleslie

Help1Up is the completely free, socially responsible and environmentally friendly service which removes unwanted used furniture, scheduling an appointment to remove donations, providing a tax-deductible receipt, and then providing families in need with the used furniture.
   
Baby and toddler equipment, clothes, toys etc in the USA http://www.handmedowns.com suggested by @KateNasser

hand-me-downs is a new classifieds site for moms where you can buy sell give away or donate your new and 'gently used' baby gear, clothing, toys, childcare services and more. They find the best items from around the web and combine them with their own listings - the next step is up to visitors.

   
Help for the homeless http://www.hud.gov/homeless/index.cfm suggested by @linnetwoods

Homelessness is a problem that affects many people in America. If you are homeless yourself and need help or if you want to learn more about homelessness and how you can help, they have information for you. HUD, along with many other federal agencies, funds programs to help the homeless. These programs are managed by local organizations that provide a range of services, including shelter, food, counseling, and jobs skills programs. So start by contacting a homeless assistance agency in your area.

   
http://www.angelfoodministries.com suggested by @Aerocles

Joe and Linda Wingo founded Angel Food Ministries in 1994 to provide food for friends and neighbors who were struggling financially. Today, they are still doing the same thing. The Angel Food program now is helping provide food relief to more than 500,000 families each month. Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing food relief and contributing to benevolent outreaches in communities throughout the United States.

   
http://www.sparesomechange.com suggested by @linnetwoods

This site is a homeless search engine/spider & portal dedicated to giving resources (food banks, soup kitchens, hostels, shelters, housing, welfare, panhandling, food stamps, employment & jobs, squatting, news, laws & human rights, etc) that homeless (runaways, veterans, disabled, poor/poverty, etc) and low-incomed people can use to help them get off the streets. Just use the search form above this paragraph (no porn, no crap, just hand picked helpful sites).

How can homeless people use this tool? What homeless person owns a computer? Every library across North America (Canada and USA) has public access computers with free internet access (please spread the word, we even got this easy to remember domain name SpareSomeChange.com as most people who ever wound up homeless have panhandled with the phrase "Spare Some Change?"). This FREE tool helps homeless individuals help themselves! Donations keep this site running and free.

   
http://www.familysupportamerica.org/ suggested by @linnetwoods

Familysupportamerica.org is a site dedicated to providing information and support to families who may be struggling with a variety of issues. There are a lot of pressures on families these days, and raising a healthy, happy family isn't as simple as everyone wants it to be. But with the proper support and education, everyone can work together to build homes with happy, adjusted family members. It's not easy, but it's definitely worth making an effort to work towards.

   
http://www.foreclosurelaw.org/ suggested by @linnetwoods

Select a state from the map or the list on the page for complete state foreclosure information.  Each state foreclosure page includes a summary of your state foreclosure law as well as links to other foreclosure law resources.

   
   
   
   
   

 

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