Emergency Assistance Resource Directory
The Binc Foundation recognizes that financial help is often only a part of the solution. Often returning a household to a state of financial well-being requires a multifaceted approach. This list was created to assist bookstore employees who are looking for additional services.
Cancer Patient Resources
- Cleaning for a Reason – Partner with maid services to offer FREE professional house cleanings to help women undergoing treatment for cancer.
- Little Pink Houses of Hope – Provides a FREE week-long vacation for breast cancer patients and their families.
- Cancer.net – Information and resources from the American Society of Clinical Oncology
- Triage Cancer – A toolkit for navigating finances after a cancer diagnosis
Caregiver & Eldercare
- ElderCarelink – Internet-based referral service specializing in eldercare cases.
- Family Caregiver Alliance – Practical care strategies, legal and financial issues.
- Caregiver Action Network – Support services for caregivers.
- Grants For Seniors – Covers available health, financial, utilities, housing, and food assistance programs in all 50 states.
Disaster Preparation & Resources
Preparing for a disaster
Domestic Violence Resources
- The Office for Victims of Crime – Financial assistance; legal resources and connections to support groups to help victims and their families.
- The National Center for Victims of Crime – Assistance information for victims of crime.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline – Support and assistance for those involved in a domestic violence situation.
- Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network – Programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
Financial & Credit Counseling Resources
- Credit Unions Online – Many Credit Unions offer lower-cost credit cards, debt management services, and credit counseling.
- Earned Income Tax Credit – A refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families.
- GreenPath Financial Wellness – Non-profit financial organization assisting with credit card debt, housing debt and bankruptcy concerns.
- National Foundation for Credit Counseling – Financial counseling and education.
- NerdWallet – A financial website focused on helping people lead better lives through financial education and empowerment.
- Money Management International – A financial website offering debt, credit and student loan counseling.
Housing Assistance Resources
- FHA Resource Center & Home Counseling Services – Counseling on seeking, financing, maintaining, renting, or owning a home.
- Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) – Locally-tailored programs to assist struggling homeowners in their communities.
- Making Home Affordable Program® (MHA) – Mortgage relief to prevent avoidable foreclosures.
- Rental Assistance Finder – From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, help to locate a local rental assistance program.
- Rental Assistance Finder (Spanish)– From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, help to locate a local rental assistance program.
- NeedyMeds – Accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information on programs that help people pay for medications and health care.
- Patient Advocate Foundation – Services and resources for patients with chronic, life-threatening and debilitating diseases
- Find a local, no cost/low-cost clinic – HRSA Health Center locator.
- If you would like person-to-person assistance navigating the Health Care Marketplace, enter your zip code into LocalHelp to find help in your community.
- GoodRx – Drug price comparison, coupons and savings tips.
- NeedyMeds – Print the Drug Discount Card or download the App
Patient Assistance Programs
Substance Abuse Help
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Helpline – For individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
- Dental Lifeline Network – Provides access to dental care and education for people who cannot afford it and, have a permanent disability or, who are elderly: age 65 or older or who are medically fragile.
Utility Assistance Resources
- National Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) – Federally-funded program to help low-income households pay heating and cooling bills.
The resources listed here are not meant as prescriptive solutions to any particular hardship but represent the types of resources available to the general public. We encourage bookstore employees to research a variety of sources to help in their current situation.
In addition to the organizations listed above, your local hospital and/or University School of Social Work may offer useful resources. Local churches and religious organizations often have assistance programs and/or food pantries.
Binc Foundation is not affiliated with any of the organizations listed in this resource directory. The opinions expressed by such organizations and in any literature referenced, are solely the opinions of such organizations and the authors of such literature, respectively, and are not endorsed by Binc Foundation.
Please contact the Binc Foundation at 866-733-9064 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments, suggestions or changes for the resource directory.