*If you are in need of public assistance you can always visit your local "Department of Family Services" and access programs for food, shelter, medical, utility assistance, career development, jobs, clothing vouchers, cash assistance, car repairs, school supplies and gasoline vouchers for employment!
***There are more resources under "Mental Health Support!"
If you are in a crisis situation and feeling suicidal, please call 24/7 National SUICIDE Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255; call 911 or go directly to your local hospital emergency room.
If you are in a DOMESTIC VIOLENCE situation, feel free to contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or your local law enforcement agency.
*In the USA it is best to DIAL: 211 for links to organizations that assist with needs such as housing, food, household essentials, clothing, possibly vehicle repairs, and referrals for medical care . . .
Another GREAT organization that offers a variety of programs and referrals for housing, food, and other basic needs is the CAC. Every county in the USA has one, in order to find your local Community Action Commission please tap the button below and enter your zip code:
If you are a SENIOR in need of HOUSING (or in some cases nearly a senior and disabled) - but have a fixed income, contact National Church Residences for information on apartment availability in your area!
For ongoing rental assistance, you can apply through HUD. Waiting lists are not always open, and they may tell you that the waiting list is long. Do not let that stop you - apply anyway! They generally consider Veterans first, Disabled second and single parents with children third. Many counselors are willing to sign a medical form from HUD, acknowledging that you have a "disability" if you are being seen for depression or anxiety due to post cult recovery and this can bump you up on the list!
Do you have medical procedures that you cannot afford currently? (Dental, Vision, General, etc.)
Do you have a service pet that helps you to cope with the stresses you have been through and your pet is in need of EMERGENCY VET CARE and you don't have the funds right now to pay for services?
Apply for a credit line through Care Credit . . .
Apply for a Habitat for Humanity house if you are able to make a modest mortgage payment and are willing to donate your time to building the house and helping Habitat to build another house for the next participant:
Do you have a debilitating health condition (mental or physical) and are finding it difficult to maintain sufficient income? Under certain circumstances a diagnosis of PTSD may qualify you. With your doctors signature and going through the SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY application process you may qualify for Disability Income. Apply here at:
If you need an ATTORNEY to help with your Social Security Disability OR Bankruptcy application or follow-up . . . a good law office to contact would be: Hoglund Law. They operate throughout the USA and only charge a small percentage of the winnings IF your case wins!
For those that stutter, it can be quite frustrating . . . especially for young children. For cult survivors that stutter, they can experience the feelings of extreme anxiety and increased social isolation. There is help out there! Contact: Mr. Tom Scharstein, below if you are in need of a local support group or if you would like to create one!