Financial Assistance

August 19, 2011

I ran into some financial trouble and am struggling to support my family. Is there any way to get a loan to help me through this?

* Modest Needs - Grant programs are designed PRIMARILY to assist individuals and families who generally are able to pay their monthly bills with no help from anyone, who don't qualify for conventional types of social or charitable assistance, and who are facing a financial crisis because they've encountered a single, unexpected expense they just can't afford on their own.

Also has a user-contributed database of helpful organizations and programs (search by state).

* Sanctuary for Families - Economic Empowerment Program helps domestic violence survivors become self-sufficient in the aftermath of abuse. 212-349-6009.

I’m having trouble finding a job. Is there an organization that can help me?

* Brooklyn Young Mothers’ Collective - While this organization focuses mostly on providing and encouraging education, it also helps its members to find employment by posting job opportunities. 612-888-BYMC (2962)