EMPOWERING RESOURCES

TABLE of CONTENTS for the EMPOWERING RESOURCES

• Career Coaches

• Career Exploration and Career Planning

• Career – Teachers

• Disabilities – Education

• Disabilities – Job Search

• Disabilities – Legal Support

• Education and/ or Job Training

• Education – Financial Aid

• Education – High School Equivalency

• Employment – Job Opportunities and Volunteer Work

• Employment – Protection for Employees ( see “Immigration”)

• Health – Environment

• Health – Personal

• Immigration * Refugee Services * Visas for Students and Workers

• Social Awareness and Action!

• Support for Crisis Situations

• Support for People in Need

EMPOWERING RESOURCES

CAREER COACHES

Board Certified Coach (BCC) – Career Coach Specialty

(Credential awarded by the Center for Credentialing & Education)

Website: http://www.cce-global.org/Credentialing/BCC/Resources

Find out what a BCC can do for you, and how Career Coaches differ from other helping professionals.

Website: http://www.cce-global.org/Search

Search for a BCC on this website, and remember that many Career Coaches serve clients from a distance and do not meet in person.  Therefore, you can choose a BCC who does not live in your area.

CAREER EXPLORATION and CAREER PLANNING

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) | U.S. Department of Labor

Website: https://www.bls.gov

Website: https://www.bls.gov/audience/jobseekers.htm

Labor market data and online tools to explore careers or find a job.

Website: https://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecopro.nr0.htm

Economic News Releases, such as, Employment Projections


Career One Stop


Sponsor:   U.S. Department of Labor | Partner:  American Job Center Network 

Website: https://www.careeronestop.org


Career exploration, training options, online assessments, resume and interview tips, and information for your job search.



Mi Proximo Paso | O*NET OnLine

Website:  https://www.miproximopaso.org

“Que quiere hacer para ganarse la vida?”


My Next Move | O*NET OnLine

Website in English: https://www.mynextmove.org


My Next Move for Veterans:  https://www.mynextmove.org/vets/

Career information and questions to help you decide what type of work you would like to do. 


My Skills My Future
| Career One Stop

Website: https://www.myskillsmyfuture.org


Discover careers that might need the skills you use at your present job, or that you used in the past. 


Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) 

Website: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/


Information on careers, education, training, salaries, and the future outlook for various occupations. 


O*NET OnLine 

The Occupational Information Network (O*NET)

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor / Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ ETA), 

Primary source for occupational information in the United States.


Website: https://www.onetonline.org


A premier website to explore careers in English and Spanish, with links to training, credentials, state salaries and trends, and jobs.



O*NET Resource Center

https://www.onetcenter.org

O*NET data, additional websites, and lots of valuable tools


U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

Website: https://www.dol.gov/general/topics

Information for job seekers, wage earners, and retirees.

CAREER - TEACHER

Resources for anyone who might want to become a teacher:

Department of Education

Check with the Department of Education in your state to find out what you will have to do to become a teacher or support professionals in the public schools.


Teach

Learn about a meaningful teaching career, teacher shortages, and how to become a teacher in your state.

Website:  https://teach.com

Website:  https://teach.com/become/where-can-i-teach/shortage-areas/


Teach California

This is an excellent website to discover if a teaching career is right for you.  Whether you want to teach in California or somewhere else, this website has valuable information, tools, and resources for everyone who might want to teach.

Website:  https://www.teachcalifornia.org

Young Person Considering a Teaching Career

Website:  https://www.teachcalifornia.org/Home/YoungPerson

My Career Plan – a California Teaching Requirement Plan

Website:  https://www.teachcalifornia.org/Plan

DISABILITIES – EDUCATION

Resources for those who have - or had -  a special education program or special accommodations to help them succeed.


Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Website:     https://www.cec.sped.org/Tools-and-Resources/For-Families

CEC is a professional organization for special educators, and their website contains information to empower families so that those  with exceptionalities can lead quality lives.


DREAM (Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentoring)


National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD)

Website: https://www.dreamcollegedisability.org

The DREAM Student Group empowers students with disabilities. 


HEATH Resource Center at the National Youth Transitions Center

Online Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities

Website: https://www.heath.gwu.edu/links

Resources and links to help people with disabilities reach their full potential in colleges, career-technical schools, and in other postsecondary training entities.


National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD)


Website: http://www.nccsdonline.org

Research, resources, and support for college students with any type of disability, chronic health condition, or mental or emotional illness. 


PACER Center | Champions for Children with Disabilities

Website: http://www.pacer.org/pandr/proglist.asp

Website: http://www.pacer.org/students/

Programs, resources, and events for children and adults with all types of disabilities, their families, and professionals working with them.  PACER also has a special section to empower children and young adults.


U. S. Department of Education

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)

DISABILITIES – JOB SEARCH

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

Website: https://jobs.aapd.com

The Career Center for AAPD lets you search for jobs online by category, company, location, etc.


Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD)

Website: http://www.cosdonline.org/cosd-career-gateway

College students and graduates with disabilities can post resumes on the Career Gateway - for FREE – so they can connect with employers.


Disability:IN

Website:  https://disabilityin.org      (Type link into your browser.)

Visit their website and click the link “WHAT WE DO” so you can view the latest “Disability Equality Index” to find some of the best companies to work for if you have a disability.


DISABILITIES – LEGAL SUPPORT

ADA.gov


United States Department of Justice – Civil Rights Division


Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act


Website: https://www.ada.gov/ta-pubs-pg2.htm

Federal ADA and Disability Resources. 


Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)

Website: http://www.copaa.org

Website: http://www.copaa.org/?page=studentsandfamilies

Website: http://www.copaa.org/search/custom.asp?id=1489

COPAA is a national association with members who are dedicated to securing high quality educational services for children with disabilities. There are resources for students and families on their website, along with a searchable database of attorneys, advocates, and professionals that specialize in various exceptionalities.


Job Accommodation Network (JAN)


U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy 

Website: https://askjan.org/links/about.htm


FREE, expert guidance pertaining to workplace accommodations, self-employment, entrepreneurship, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other options for people with disabilities.


A to Z of Disabilities and Accommodations


Website: https://askjan.org/links/atoz.htm


Search by: Disability, Topic, or Limitation 


Office for Civil Rights (OCR) -  U.S. Department of Education

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) assists students facing discrimination and strives to ensure equal access to a quality education.


PACER Center | Champions for Children with Disabilities

Website:  http://www.pacer.org/parent/504/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIn7LbxqnT2gIVg7rACh3ybwFFEAAYAiAAEgJ5IPD_BwE

PACER provides information about Special Education Programs and the laws that protect the rights of children with disabilities.

EDUCATION and/or JOB TRAINING

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS

Career One Stop

Website:  https://www.careeronestop.org/findtraining/types/apprenticeships.aspx

Get paid while you receive on-the-job training to prepare for a career.


APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS

U.S. Department of Labor | Apprenticeship Programs

Website: https://www.dol.gov/featured/apprenticeship/faqs

Website: https://www.dol.gov/apprenticeship/

Career seekers and employers can visit these websites to learn more about Apprenticeship Programs.


Career One Stop

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Website: https://www.careeronestop.org

Career training and jobs.


GCF Learn Free.org


Goodwill Community Foundation and Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC Inc.

Website: https://www.gcflearnfree.org


FREE online courses for anyone in the world who wants to learn skills for the 21st century. From professionals updating computer skills to unemployed learning skills for a job, GCF might have what you need.


Good Typing 

Website: https://www.goodtyping.com


FREE online typing courses in English and several other languages. 

You can also check your typing speed on their website. 


Institute of Education Sciences (IES) | U.S. Department of Education

National Center for Education and Statistics (NCES)

Website:  https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator  (Type link into your browser)

If you are able to navigate through the NCES website, you will be able to use the “College Navigator.” 


Khan Academy 

Website: https://www.khanacademy.org/about


Website: https://www.khanacademy.org


FREE online courses for anyone, anywhere in the world.



Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education


U.S. Department of Education


Website:  https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/index.html

Gather information about adult education and literacy, career and technical education, and community colleges. 


Office of Postsecondary Education U.S. Department of Education 

Website:  https://www.ed.gov/accreditation   (Type link into your browser.)

The “Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions” will help you determine if a particular institution, program, internship, or residency in the U.S. has accreditation that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation is important because it lets you know that the institution has met acceptable levels of quality. 


Peterson’s, LLC

Website: http://www.petersons.com

From selecting college programs and scholarships to preparing for entrance exams, this is a great website to explore.


U.S. Department of Labor | Bureau of Labor Statistics

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)

Website: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Discover the duties, education and training, salary, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

EDUCATION - FINANCIAL AID

Career One Stop

Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Labor | Partner:   American Job Center Network 

Website:  https://www.careeronestop.org/FindTraining/Pay/financial-aid.aspx

Website:  https://www.careeronestop.org/Toolkit/Training/find-scholarships.aspx

Learn about the different types of financial aid, and search for scholarships, fellowships, loans, etc. 


College Scholarships.org 

Website: http://www.collegescholarships.org/about-us.htm


Information on scholarships, student loans, grants, and valuable resources for success. 


Federal Student Aid

U.S. Department of Education, and sponsor of the American Mind


Website: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/


Career, college, and financial aid information for those who want to attend college or career schools. 


Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)

Website: https://www.hsf.net/scholarship

Website: https://www.hsf.net

Scholarships, mentors, events, support, and resources to help students with an Hispanic heritage succeed in college.

EDUCATION – HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY

Career One Stop


Sponsor: U.S. Dept. of Labor | Partner:  American Job Center Network 

Website:  https://www.careeronestop.org/findtraining/types/high-school-equivalency.aspx


Information to help you decide if you would like to prepare for an exam to earn a high school equivalency credential. 


U.S. Department of Education | Office of Migrant Education

Contact the Office of Migrant Education and ask about the "High School Equivalency Program" and other educational programs for migrants and seasonal farm workers.

EMPLOYMENT - JOB OPPORTUNITIES and VOLUNTEER WORK

Black Enterprise 

Website: http://www.blackenterprise.com/entrepreneurship/ 

Website: http://www.blackenterprise.com/about/

Black Enterprise empowers African Americans who want to achieve financial independence and success. This is a great resource for aspiring professionals, entrepreneurs, small business owners, etc. 


Career One Stop | Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor

Website: http://www.careeronestop.org/

Website: https://www.careeronestop.org/Toolkit/toolkit.aspx

Career exploration, training, and jobs.


Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) 

Website: https://www.nationalservice.gov/about/who-we-are

Gain valuable work experience while you help others in programs, such as, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, and other national volunteer efforts.


CRIMINAL RECORD ?

National H.I.R.E. Network

(National Helping Individuals with criminal records Re-enter through Employment (H.I.R.E.) Network)

Website: http://www.hirenetwork.org/content/about-us

Website: http://www.hirenetwork.org/clearinghouse 

Resources, information, and assistance for job seekers who have a criminal record. 


Diversity Employers 

Website: https://www.diversityemployers.com/blog/ 

Search for jobs with employers who value a diversified work force.



Flexjobs 

Website: https://www.flexjobs.com


Remote, part-time, freelance, and other types of flexible jobs. Many of their services are free, but you can also pay to receive more benefits. 


Goodwill Industries International, Inc.

Website: http://www.goodwill.org/find-jobs-and-services/

Find jobs and support services for success.


Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE)

Website: http://haceonline.org

Job postings, programs, and resources for Latino and Latina high school students, college students, and professionals who want to succeed.  The website is worth viewing, even though some of the free programs are only offered in Chicago and Houston at this time.


Idealist 

Website: https://info.idealist.org


Jobs, internships, events, and volunteer opportunities for those who want to make a difference in the world.


Website:

https://www.idealist.org/en/?sort=relevance&type=ALL


The Idealist website for Spanish speakers. 


Military.com 

Website: https://www.military.com/about-us


If you are in the military, or if you are thinking of a career in the military, this website is the perfect place to explore. 


Peace Corps 

Website: https://www.peacecorps.gov

Promote goodwill while you immerse yourself in a culture overseas. This is a volunteer position with the U.S. Government, and you can click on the link to learn how this altruistic service can benefit you. 


Saludos.com 

Website: http://saludos.com


Help for Hispanic, bilingual, professionals who want to connect with companies that value diversity in the workplace. 


SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration) 

Website: https://www.sba.gov


Information and assistance for those who are planning to start, or expand, a small business,



SCORE


Website: https://www.score.org

Counselors, advisors, and mentors to help aspiring entrepreneurs or business owners reach their goals. 


Seniors 4 Hire .org 

Website: https://seniors4hire.org

Seniors4Hire.org is a national online career center for employers who want to hire those who are 50 years and older.


TAOnline.com (Transition Assistance Online) 

Website: http://www.taonline.com/about/


Website: http://www.taonline.com


Career tools, tips, and job opportunities for active military transitioning to civilian life, veterans, reservists, guardsmen, and their spouses.



Teens 4 Hire . org (Teens4Hire.org)

Website: http://www.teens4hire.org

Teens4Hire.org is a job hunting website for U.S. teens, 14 and older.  


The Work at Home Woman, LLC

Website:  https://www.theworkathomewoman.com

Website:  https://www.theworkathomewoman.com/newsletter-signup/

Receive valuable tips, support, and job opportunities for stay-at-home moms, and everyone else who would like to work from home. 


USA.gov 

Website: https://www.usa.gov/volunteer


Public service and volunteer opportunities posted by the U. S. Government. 


USA JOBS 

Website: https://www.usajobs.gov


An official website of the U.S. Government, and the place to look if you would like to work for the Federal Government. 

EMPLOYMENT - PROTECTION for EMPLOYEES

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Website: https://www.eeoc.gov

Information pertaining to the workplace regarding discrimination, statistics, laws, etc.


Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO (FLOC)

Website: http://www.floc.com/wordpress/cross-border-organizing/

Find out what FLOC is doing to help improve the working conditions for migrant farm workers, and why their efforts are necessary.


Farmworker Justice | Immigration and Labor Resources

They seek to improve immigration policies, working conditions, and wages for the migrant and seasonal farmworkers.


United Farm Workers of America (UFW)

Website: http://ufw.org/know-your-rights/

“Know Your Rights” by visiting the UFW website, and find out what they have been doing to protect and empower farm workers since this union was founded by Cesar Chavez in 1962.


Youth@Work | Special EEOC website for Young People

Website:  https://www.eeoc.gov/youth/

Learn about your rights and responsibilities as an employee, and what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.

HEALTH – ENVIRONMENTAL

Beyond Pesticides

Website: https://www.beyondpesticides.org

Founded in 1981, Beyond Pesticides has programs, resources, and information to raise awareness and make this a healthier world.

Website: https://www.beyondpesticides.org/resources/pesticide-gateway

Extensive searchable database about pesticide hazards and how to manage pests safely.


Environmental Working Group (EWG)

Website: https://www.ewg.org

Discover the adverse health effects from low-dose exposures to environmental toxins, and explore valuable resources, research, guides, and news on key issues that will make us healthier.

HEALTH - PERSONAL

ADDICTIONS


Al-Anon/ Alateen

Website: http://www.al-anon.org

Website: https://al-anon.org/newcomers/teen-corner-alateen/

The website has a lot of helpful information so that you can decide if these support groups might be worthwhile for you.


* Al-Anon is a peer support group for adults who want to gain a better understanding of the drinking problem that a friend or relative has. Face-to-face and virtual meetings (online and telephone) are available.


* Alateen is a peer support group for teenagers who are affected by someone else’s problem drinking. It is not a program for teenagers who are trying to stop their own drinking problem. 


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 

Website: https://www.aa.org
  (Type link into your browser.)

Videos, audios, and other helpful information for AA members, professionals, and anyone who needs help with a drinking problem.   Info in English, Spanish, and French.


“U.S. Department of Health and Human Services” and 

“Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)”

Website: https://www.samhsa.gov

U.S. Government clearinghouse for information, services, and research related to substance use and mental health. You can also find treatment centers, phone numbers, and websites for those in crisis. 


ENVIRONMENTAL ILLNESSES


Chemical Injury Information Network (CIIN)

Website: http://ciin.org/index.html

CIIN is a support and advocacy organization that pertains to “Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.”


Chemical Sensitivity Foundation

Website: http://chemicalsensitivityfoundation.org

The Chemical Sensitivity Foundation strives to raise awareness about chemical sensitivity.  Their website is a great resource for support groups, recommended books and videos, and other information.


Rocky Mountain Environmental Health Association (RMEHA)

Website: http://bcn.boulder.co.us/health/rmeha/rmehdefn.htm

Website: http://bcn.boulder.co.us/health/rmeha/index.htm

RMEHA raises awareness about those who have their lifestyle and/or health adversely affected by environmental factors. You will find valuable information and resources on their website.


NOISE POLLUTION


Noise Pollution Clearinghouse (NPC)

Website: http://www.nonoise.org

Website: http://www.quietclassrooms.org

Protect people from hearing loss and quiet classrooms so better learning can take place.  Discover the adverse health effects of loud noise.


SLEEP

 

National Sleep Foundation

Website: https://sleepfoundation.org

Information on sleep in English and several other languages.

Website: http://www.sleepforkids.org

Sleep for Kids teaches children 7 to 10 years of age about the importance of sleep through lots of fun activities.  

Website: http://www.sleepforkids.org/html/tp.html

Information about children’s sleep for parents and teachers.


Tuck - Advancing Better Sleep

Website:   https://www.tuck.com/

Evidence-based information on sleep health, and what appears to be unbiased product reviews.  A great place to discover what you can do to get a healthy night's sleep.

IMMIGRATION * REFUGEE SERVICES.* VISAS FOR STUDENTS AND WORKERS

TAKE ACTION  to save DACA

"Home is Here"

Website:  https://homeishere.us/

Discover what you can  do to help save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals  (DACA) American immigration policy.


Immigration Advocates Network

"National Immigration Legal Services"

Website:  https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/legaldirectory/

Directory to search for FREE or LOW-COST immigration legal services in your state, county, or detention facility.


Catholic Charities USA

Website:

https://catholiccharitiesusa.org/efforts/immigration-and-refugee-services

Immigration and Refugee Services.


El Pueblo Immigration Legal Services

Program of Seashore Mission, Inc.

Website:  https://elpueblo-ms.org

“Our mission is to create a community of hospitality by offering refuge and restoration on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  We envision a coastal community where immigrants are welcomed, enjoy fundamental human rights, and live lives of dignity.”


Farmworker Justice | Immigration and Labor Resources

Website:  https://www.farmworkerjustice.org

"Empower migrant and seasonal farmworkers to improve their living and working conditions."


H1 Base 

Website: http://www.h1base.com


International workers or student, living in the U.S. or overseas, can learn about USA immigration, work visas, and employment solutions. 

Website: 

http://www.h1base.com/h1base-information-about-h1base-company/


Learn more about H1 Base, an organization that has assisted immigrants since 2000. 


Mississippi Center for Justice

Website:  http://www.mscenterforjustice.org/our-work/our-work

The Center is “creating better futures for low-wealth Mississippians and communities of color in the areas of educational opportunity, financial security, access to healthcare, public benefits and affordable housing and community development.” 


Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance (MIRA)

Website:  https://yourmira.wpcomstaging.com

MIRA “uses advocacy, education, organizing and legal services to expand and protect the rights of immigrants and their families in Mississippi.”


NILC Immigrant Justice Fund

Website:  https://www.immigrantjusticefund.org

“The Fund is committed to securing racial, economic, and social justice for low-income immigrants in this country. It aims to both encourage full participation of low-income immigrants in the democratic process and to advance smart, effective, fair immigration policy.”


Somos Un Pueblo Unido

Website:  www.somosunpueblounido.org

As stated on their website, “… every person should have the freedom to move in order to pursue a better life, Somos Un Pueblo Unido works to build a community that does not discriminate against people based on their national origin, that institutes humane migration policies, and that protects the human rights of everyone irrespective of where they are born or what documents they carry.”


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) 

Official Website of the Department of Homeland Security
 

Website: https://www.uscis.gov/a-z-index


Website: https://www.uscis.gov/tools


Tools and resources to learn about citizenship and immigration to the U.S., including an Index from A-Z

SOCIAL AWARENESS and ACTION!

Beyond Pesticides

Website: https://beyondpesticides.org/programs/children-and-schools/overview

Join efforts to improve children’s health by not using pesticides in and around our schools.


Children’s Defense Funds (CDF)

Website: http://www.childrensdefense.org/about/#our-history

Website: http://www.childrensdefense.org/

Find out what you can do to ensure that no child gets left behind.


Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO)

Website: https://fcyo.org

Funding resources for young people taking action to build healthy and equitable communities. Perhaps FCYO can help your organization.


Healthy Schools Network, Inc. (HSN)

Website: http://www.healthyschools.org/what_you_can.html

Resources to help you “Start A Local Healthy Schools Group” to make your school a healthy place to learn.


Jane Goodall Institute

Website: http://rootsandshoots.org

Join other young people who are making a difference.

Website: http://www.janegoodall.org/our-story/about-jane/

Find out why it is so important to treat all living creations with compassion and enjoy a video of Jane Goodall and the Chimpanzees.


National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Website: https://www.socialworkers.org/advocacy/social-justice

Find out about the social justice priorities that serve as guiding principles for members of the NASW, and decide if you might enjoy pursuing a career as a social worker.


National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ)

Website:  http://nclej.org/litigation

NCLEJ fights for economic justice for low-income people by partnering with them and grassroots groups that also care about their situation.


NextGen America

Website:  https://nextgenamerica.org/act/

Join the movement to promote equality, save our democracy, and protect the environment.  


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Website: https://www.peta.org/action/action-team/

Learn what it takes to become an activist, especially for animals… and find out why PETA believes that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way. 


Voices of Youth (VOY) | UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund)

Website:  https://www.voicesofyouth.org/  (Type link into your browser.)

This is an opportunity for youths throughout the world to have respectful discussions on issues related to human rights and social change.

SUPPORT for CRISIS SITUATIONS

BULLYING & CYBERBULLYING

Find out what the U.S. government is doing to prevent all forms of bullying – in school, at work, and in the community.


HELP for YOUNG PEOPLE

Boys Town (also serving girls since 1979)

Website:

https://www.boystown.org/who-we-help/Pages/default.aspx#k=#s=31

Help for abused, abandoned, neglected, handicapped, and troubled children since 1917.  They also empower families and communities.


LEGAL HELP for YOUNG PEOPLE

Lawyers for Children America (LFCA)

Website: http://www.lawyersforchildrenamerica.org

Child advocacy to protect the rights of children who are victims of abuse, abandonment and neglect. (Some legal services might be free.)


RAPE and SEXUAL VIOLENCE

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

Website: https://www.rainn.org/about-sexual-assault

Anti-sexual violence organization that offers support for survivors, and programs to prevent sexual violence.


SUICIDE

American Association of Suicidology (AAS)

Website:  https://suicidology.org/   (Type link into your browser.)

AAS provides information and resources to help prevent suicide.

SUPPORT for PEOPLE in NEED

Administration for Children and Families (ACF) 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Resources and Hotlines provided by the U.S. Government

FIND HELP for Parents and Caregivers

Website:  https://www.acf.hhs.gov/help-for-parents

FIND HELP for Communities

Website:  https://www.acf.hhs.gov/help-for-communities

FIND HELP for Individuals

Website:  https://www.acf.hhs.gov/help-for-individuals

FIND HELP - ACF Hotlines

Website:  https://www.acf.hhs.gov/acf-hotlines

FIND HELP - Ayuda en Espanol

Website:  https://www.acf.hhs.gov/informacion-sobre-los-programas-de-acf


Catholic Charities, U.S.A.

Website: https://catholiccharitiesusa.org/find-help

Services for those in need to reduce poverty, support families, and empower communities.  Find out what services they offer near you.


Goodwill Industries International, Inc.

Website: http://www.goodwill.org/find-jobs-and-services/

Discounted clothing, furniture, and other goods.  They also provide education and skills training to help people reach their career goals.

Find jobs and services near you.


National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ)

Website:  http://nclej.org/litigation

NCLEJ fights for economic justice for low-income people by partnering with them and grassroots groups that also care about their situation.


Salvation Army

Website: https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/about/

Social service programs to meet the basic needs of daily life.


U.S. GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS

Benefits.gov


(Official benefits website of the U.S. government) 

SEARCH for benefits and programs in your state-  and other states - with the "Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool."

ENGLISH Website: https://www.benefits.gov

ESPANOL Website:  https://www.benefits.gov/es

Use the "Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool" to find government benefits and programs in your state.


U.S. Department of Agriculture | Food and Nutrition Services

Programs that relate to food and nutritious meals.


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Homeless Programs - Consumer Protection - Consumer Rights, etc.


U.S. Social Security Administration

Social Security benefits for retirement, children and adults with disabilities, survivors, etc.