FindLaw provides a lawyer search in addition to detailed information about legal issues like bankruptcy, family law, and employment law.
National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA)
NACA is a non-profit association of lawyers committed to promoting justice for consumers. Its members represent those victimized by fraudulent, abusive, and predatory business practices.
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2-1-1 United Way
Spearheaded by the United Way and the Alliance for Information and Referral Systems, 2-1-1 is a telephone number that connects consumers with community services.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
AARP is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization that helps people 50and over improve the quality of their lives.
These are the three major credit reporting agencies in the United States.
Annual Credit Report
AnnualCreditReport.com is a centralized service for consumers to request free annual credit reports. It was created by the three nationwide consumer credit reporting agencies.
Do Not Call Registry
Register your phone number on the Do Not Call Registry to be removed from telemarketing lists.
U.S. Department of Education
This comprehensive website offers information on financial aid, student loans, scholarships,and education grants and more.
You can obtain your FICO score (the credit score used by most creditors) at this web address.
Government Benefit Programs
GovBenefits.gov is the official benefits website for the U.S. government. It contains information on more than 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.
888-567-8688 TDD: 877-730-4105
Opt-Out Pre-screen enables consumers to opt out of receiving credit card applications and offers in the mail. Registration is active for five years.
Social Security benefits vary from state to state. Locate your local office to determine your benefits. You can use the eligibility screening tool.
United Way helps create opportunities for a better life through education, income,and health care.
Job Bank Information
877-348-0502 TTY: 877-348-0501
Operated by the U.S. Department of Labor, regional offices of Career One Stop provide resources and training programs to individuals facing serious barriers to employment. The centers offer workshops in interview skills and resume writing.
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Career One Stop Centers
You can find local career one stop centers with this locator.
Feeding America Food Bank Network
Feeding America is the nation’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization. Its 200+ member food banks and food-rescue organizations serve all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
800-221-5689 | 703-305-2062
FNS offers resources and advice on good nutrition and food shopping. Information on food stamp services is also available.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD Counseling Line)
HUD’s website is a comprehensive resource for buying and selling homes, consumer rights and help for the homeless.
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Working with a national network of 2,500 non-profit partners, Enterprise creates opportunities for affordable homes, safer streets, and access to jobs and childcare.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
FEMA provides emergency relief for disaster victims.
Hope Now represents a group of lenders, housing counselors and others who are available to help homeowners struggling with their mortgage payments.
Loan Modification Scam Alert
The Loan Modification Scam Alert is an online resource where seniors can learn how to spot mortgage scams and how to report them.
Making Home Affordable
Making Home Affordable is a federal program aimed at curbing foreclosures. It offers modifications and refinances to qualified homeowners, as well as localized resources.The site provides tools to empower homeowners to determine relief options.
The Red Cross provides disaster relief in crisis situations.
Benefits Check Up – National Council on the Aging
The Benefits Check Up website houses an online directory where seniors can locate and enroll in programs to help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals,health care and other needs.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC provides information to enhance health decisions, and it promotes health through partnerships with state governments and other organizations.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
The CMS website offers detailed information on Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP (State Children’s Health Insurance Plan).
Foundation for Health Coverage Education (FHCE)
The FHCE offers resources to help consumers find health insurance coverage.
A federal government website designed to help people find insurance, learn about prevention, compare care quality, and understand the new healthcare law.
The American Hospice Foundation, a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization, supports programs that serve the needs of terminally ill and grieving individuals of allages
InsureKidsNow.gov provides information on free and low-cost health insurance for children up to age 18.
Needy Meds helps consumers locate patient assistance programs in their respective states. It also offers valuable coupons and discount cards to assist with cost reductions on medications.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)
The PPA helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicinesthey need for free or nearly free.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
The HHS is the federal government’s principal agency for protecting the health ofall Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
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Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
AA is a twelve-step program for men and women who wish to stop drinking alcohol.
Domestic Violence Hotline
The hotline provides immediate crisis intervention for those in need. Callers can receive counseling and can be referred directly to help in their communities, including emergency services and shelters.
Gamblers Anonymous is a twelve-step program for problem gamblers.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous, NA is a twelve-step program for recovery from drug addiction.
National Crisis Lifeline (Suicide hotline)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIH)
The NIH is the largest scientific organization worldwide dedicated to researching the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders.
National Mental Health Information Center (NMHIC)
NMHIC was developed as a resource for users of mental health services and their families, the general public, policy makers, providers and the media.
These resources vary from state to state. To locate your state resources please go to the web address.
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