Housing/Shelter & Food

Homeless Shelters Directory

Homeless Shelters – when you see the map, click on the state of your choice.

http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

 

Housing Assistance 
HousingAssistanceOnline.com – Housing Assistance Online provides a great list of nonprofit housing assistance resources. There are nonprofit organizations out there that many do not know about. Housing Assistance Online lists them. 
 

Section 8 Houses and Vouchers 
Website: http://www.hud.gov/progdesc/voucher.cfm

HUD (office of Housing and Development) offers a Section 8 Rental Voucher program for very low income households. The families get to choose privately owned rental housing and the PHA (Public Housing Authority), pays the landlord the difference between 30% of household income and the determined payment standard of between 80 to 100% of the Fair Market Rent. Read more about this Section 8 Rental Voucher program by going to the hud.gov link above. 

 

Public Housing

https://www.publichousing.com

FIND LOW INCOME AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Search through our nationwide list of low-income apartments and housing assistance organizations and programs. We provide hard to locate resources that can help you pay you find a safe place to live at affordable and subsidized rental rates. The website is continually growing to provide the users freer resources for help.

 

HUD – States 

https://www.hud.gov/states

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – EACH State

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/states

 

Low Income Housing

LowIncomeHousing.us – Finding low-income housing is difficult. There are many area non profits and websites that say they provide these resources. We have reviewed LowIncomeHousing.us and their nationwide list of low-income housing is by far the most superior resource for those looking for low income housing. 

 

Rent Assistance

RentAssistance.us – They provide government and private resources for people that need help with rent assistance. We recommend this resource. 

 

Transitional Housing

TransitionalHousing.org – Provides transitional housing lists and resources. TransitionalHousing.org is the only nationwide provider of Transitional Housing resources on the Internet. 

 

US Food Pantries

FoodPantries.org – If you are looking for food pantries throughout the US, FoodPantries.org provides an informative list. They provide great descriptions and hours for food pantries. 

 

SOUP KITCHENS, FOOD, PANTRIES, FOOD BANKS

https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/foodbanks/index.html

We provide the most complete list of food pantries, food banks, soup kitchens, free food in the US. Choose your State below to find full details on when food is served or days where food is given away.

Health Care

Free Dental Care 
FreeDentalCare.us – We have found FreeDentalCare.us to be the best dental clinic resource for people with little or no money for dental care. Having a toothache can be an excruciating experience. There are lists of dentists out there that can help the needy on either a sliding scale based on income or for free. This website is the top resource for finding these dental clinics. 

FREE CLINICS
FreeClinics.com – This is a medical resource that provides resources which include clinics, non-profits, temporary and permanent medical clinics for the needy. 

 

Free Rx Cards 
Website: www.NLRxCard.com/ucs

FREE Prescription Discount Card! Save up to 75% on Prescriptions at over 56,000 Pharmacies! Includes Discounts on Diagnostic Tests & Diabetic Supplies! Everyone Qualifies. Use it Immediately! Print yours online Today at www.NLRxCard.com/ucs


Centers for Substance Abuse
FreeTreatMentCenters.com – A directory of free and low cost treatment centers for individuals with substance abuse problems. 

 

Free Substance Abuse Treatment Centers

https://www.freetreatmentcenters.com  Free Treatment Centers is not associated with any government agency or nonprofit organization. We list substance abuse treatment centers through-out the US.

 

FREE HIV & PREGNANCY TEST 
Website: https://gettested.cdc.gov

National HIV, STD, and Hepatitis Testing

Free, Fast and confidential testing near you. 

Additional Resources

TANF

Tanf.us – TANF is a government resource that provides cash assistance for needy families. 

 

Center For Parenting Education

https://centerforparentingeducation.org/resource-directory/ – mostly PA 

 

Daycare

ChildHomeDayCare.com – Provides listings and reviews of child home day care centers. 

 

Free Cellphone, Free Phones and Service 
Website: www.safelinkwireless.com SafeLink Wireless offers free phones and monthly airtime to persons receiving assistance (Medicaid, food stamps, TANF….)

 

Free Things – Free Cycle website 
Website: www.freecycle.org

Our mission is to build a worldwide gifting movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources & eases the burden on our landfills while enabling our members to benefit from the strength of a larger community.

 

Missing Money

https://www.missingmoney.com/

Every year states receive lost and unclaimed money, property or other assets, and MissingMoney.com helps them find the rightful owners.

 

Care portal

https://www.careportal.org

CARE FOR EVERY CHILD

Whether you simply want to keep one child out of foster care, help one family in crisis stay together or rally your community, Care Portal connects you.

 

Benevolence fund – contact your local church 

A benevolence fund is used by a church to support those in the local community who are in need. Because the church is deciding who receives funds, rather than donors, contributions to this fund are tax-deductible for donors. … According to the IRS, pass-through donations are not tax-deductible for donors.

Abuse - child/adult & sexual abuse

Child Abuse/Sexual Abuse Resources
Boys and Girls Town National Hotline – trained counselors help with parenting, mental health, and other issues. 800-448-3000

Darkness to Light – helpline if you suspect sexual abuse or if you are the survivor of sexual abuse. They will connect you to local resources. 1-866-FORLIGHT (1-866-364-5444)

 

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

National Sexual Violence Resource Center – free articles and resources to inform parents about sexual violence against children. Materials available in Spanish.

 

Parents Anonymous

Parents Anonymous – the oldest child abuse prevention and treatment program. Help line support for parents. 1-855- 4A PARENT

 

DART Hotline

(Domestic Abuse Response Team)– offers one-on-one counseling, domestic violence shelter, group programs, and referral services. Includes a 24 hour hotline. All Services are free of charge.
Hotline: 800-642-3150

 

Boys and Girls Town National Hotline

Trained counselors help with parenting, mental health, and other issues. 800-448-3000

 

Bullying

Cyber TipLine – if suspect cyberbullying or online predators, you can make a report online or call 1-800-843-5678

 

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline– a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you. 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

 

Suicide

Suicide.org – includes suicide prevention support hotlines as well as details of suicidal ideation or reactions of victims of various illnesses and violence.

The Hotline is not a law enforcement or immigration authority and is operated by a nongovernmental organization funded by the Federal government.

 

Human Trafficking

Need help? United States:

1 (888) 373-7888

National Human Trafficking Hotline

SMS: 233733 (Text “HELP” or “INFO”)

Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Languages: English, Spanish and 200 more languages

Website: humantraffickinghotline.org

 

Report Suspected Human Trafficking

Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspected human trafficking activity and get help:

U.S. Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year, or submit a tip online at www.ice.gov/tips. Individuals across the world can report suspicious criminal activity to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Tip Line. The Tip Line is accessible internationally by calling 1-802-872-6199. Highly trained specialists take reports from both the public and law enforcement agencies on more than 400 laws enforced by ICE HSI, including those related to human trafficking.

 

*You may also submit a tip online to the FBI at https://tips.fbi.gov/, or call your local FBI office (you can get their number at https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/field-offices.