Low Income Resources – Financial Assistance – Grants

Resources and Links for Assistance

This page is a portal to resources for my visitors who are in need of assistance.

Feel free to email me if you need help that isn’t already on my blogs.

I am here to help as much as I can with those of you in need.


Local Churches:

Always check with Churches in your area as many do adopt a certain amount of Families each holiday season.

To locate them in your area either Google search

or use these church locators.


Charitable Organizations:

Be sure to check with local chapters of United Way,  Salvation Army and  Catholic Charities as they will be able to direct you to many resources in your specific area that are offering Christmas assistance programs.

Other Options:

Check with your local department of Human resources, Family and Children Services, Community resource centers, etc. and also if you are a Medicaid, Food Stamp, Disability recipients always check with your case worker(s) they not only can direct you to help in your area but they can often times give you a direct referral for help.

Can’t afford diapers for your child? Contact the Diaper bank for help.

The Diaper Bank (TDB) centralizes the fundraising and distribution of free diapers to poor families through existing service providers, including local food pantries, soup kitchens, daycare centers, social service agencies and shelters. Through its extensive Diaper Distribution Network (DDN) of more than 50 agencies, TDB provides over 200,000 free diapers monthly to poor and low-income families in New Haven, Bridgeport, and Hartford. If you are an individual or agency in the Greater New Haven area, Hartford or Bridgeport, please, call us at 203-934-7009 to find contact information for Diaper Distribution Network (DDN) Partner Agencies in your area. Each agency sets up its own hours of operation and a distribution schedule. For more information or help connecting with an agency, please, contact:

The Diaper Bank


or call us at 203-934-7009. New Haven residents in need of diapers can contact the following agencies:

  • St. Luke’s (203) 865-0141
  • Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church (203) 787-3251

Bridgeport residents in need of diapers can contact:

  • Hall Neighborhood House (203) 345-2000

Hartford residents in need of diapers can contact:

  • Mercy Housing and Shelter (860) 808-2111

These Detroit Area Diaper Bank partners have agreed to provide an EMERGENCY SUPPLY of diapers to anyone in need   (as resources allow):

  • Detroit 2424 West Grand Boulevard PH (313) 831-2000 Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 9am-4pm Wed 1-4pm, Sat 9am-12 pm
  • Crossroads of Michigan (East) 14641 E. Jefferson (313) 822-1660 Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 9am-4pm Wed 1-4pm
  • INKSTER YWCA of Western Wayne County 26279 Michigan Avenue (313) 561-4110 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • MONROE Heartbeat of Monroe 415 N. Monroe Street (734) 243-6550 Mon 12-4pm, Tues 10:30am-noon, Tues 7-8:30pm, Wed 1-4:30pm, Thurs. 6-8:30pm, Fri 10am-2pm
  • OAK PARK Lutheran Child and Family Service of MI 15160 West Eight Mile (248) 968-0100 (ask for Mary Kosal) Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
  • WAYNE St. Mary Community Outreach Center 34646 Sims (734) 326-2234 Mon & Fri 9:30am-2pm, Tue-Thurs. 9 am-noon’s
  • WESTLAND Society of St. Vincent de Paul (in SS Simon & Jude Church) 32500 Palmer Road (734) 326-7323 Mon-Fri 9:30am-noon

You can also find additional diaper bank locations at the following link:

If you do not see one in your area simply go to Google search and type in diaper bank and your area and you will then be able to locate a diaper bank in your area.

The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program for Disability Recipients.

The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program is an employment program for people with disabilities who are interested in going to work. The Ticket Program is part of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 – legislation designed to remove many of the barriers that previously influenced people’s decisions about going to work because of the concerns over losing health care coverage. The goal of the Ticket Program is to increase opportunities and choices for Social Security disability beneficiaries to obtain employment, vocational rehabilitation (VR), and other support services from public and private providers, employers, and other organizations. Under the Ticket Program, the Social Security Administration (also referred to as the Agency) provides disability beneficiaries with a Ticket they may use to obtain the services and jobs they need from a new universe of organizations called Employment Networks (ENs). You can view the ticket at the following link;

To find out more or sign up for this program go to the following link;

THIS IS KIND OF OBSCURE….but, what the heck…entertainment at it’s best!!!

We are far more free than we allow ourselves to be! No wish is impossible.  Everything under the sun can and eventually will happen. If your wish is sincere, it is highly likely that your wish will come true.

Community Foodbank Locator

Times are so hard for so many that food stamp benefits do not stretch through the month because no one has money to supplement the stipend. Even coupon clipping and purchasing food through Angel Food Ministries to save does not keep many from falling short at the end of the month. If you are in need of food please use this Community Food Bank Locator and find a local food bank where you can get some food to make it through the month.

No person or child should go to bed hungry!

Childs Birthday Gift

If you have a child whose birthday is approaching and you have no funds to give them a gift there are resources to help you!

Ashlee’s Birthday Closet (serves entire United States)

Contact us if you are in desperate need of toys for your child’s birthday. “A child should always have a birthday gift” said Ashlee.  Contact us to see if you qualify! Contact Ashlee Phone: (775) 527-2245 Mailing address: Ashlee’s Toy Closet 2145 Lenticular Drive Sparks, NV 89441

Birthday Bags 4 kids (serves areas in California)

Founded in January 2009, Birthday Bags 4 Kids is a Redlands-based 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide happy birthdays to children in need.  You can read more about them at the link below;

Birthday Bags 4 Kids serves homeless, at-risk, low-income, and foster children throughout the Inland Empire through the following agencies: * Family Service Association of Redlands * Inland Temporary Homes, Loma Linda * Childhelp, Redlands * Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County, Family Development Program * AspiraNET Foster and Family Services, San Bernardino * Micah Houses, Redlands * House of Angels, San Bernardino * Valley Oaks Foster Agency, Hemet * Trinity Youth Services, Rancho Cucamonga

The Children’s Birthday Project (serves areas in Illinois)

This project is a commitment to reach out to the children of DuPage and Kane Counties who are living in poverty. Our goal is to create wonderful memories to last a lifetime. We place a very special and unforgettable birthday package in each child’s hands on their most special day of days … their birthday!  We currently provide for 800 children every year. You can read more about them at the following link:

The Humanitarian Service Project is an Illinois not-for-profit Corporation.

Please contact us at: 465 Randy Rd. – Carol Stream IL 60188 phone: 630-221-8340 fax: 630-221-8371 email:hsp@humanitarianservice.org

For The Child- On the day you were born program (serves the Long Island, New York area)

On the Day You Were Born provides birthday baskets to children in need. Each basket contains new clothing, shoes, toys and a book. It is all wrapped and topped off with a stuffed animal, paper party supplies and a birthday cake donated by Creative Cakery. The program averages 25 birthdays per month and it’s goal is to make each abused, neglected or at-risk Long Beach child feel special and loved on their birthday. These birthday presents and gifts go to children from 2 to 12 from low-income families so they can have a celebration with their family. This project is entirely staffed by volunteers. You can contact them at the following link for more information:

Smart Choice Food Source

Everyone in your community needs a break on the cost of food. By becoming a member of the “Smart Choice Food Source” family, your group can have an impact on your friends, groups, employees and ministries by providing real savings on their food costs. Whole communities can be energized through this program. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS There are no qualifications, minimums, income restrictions, or applications. You can read more about the program at the link below; You can even order your food selections online and they also accept Food Stamps/EBT/SNAP. You can order online at the link below;


I hope everyone gets a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. For those who aren’t Christian I hope you a Merry Merry and Happy Happy.

There is an endowment fund only for Santa Barbara Residents that you might apply to:

Jefferson (John Percival and Mary C.) Endowment Fund 114 E. De La Guerra Santa Barbara, CA 93102 (805)963-8822 P/D: Emergency relief assistance for medical, dental and living expenses. Limited to residents of Santa Barbara County, California. Initial contact by letter. Formal application required. Contact: Susan Morales


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