What is Life Assistance? From housing needs to childcare support, to healthcare information and more, the Life Assistance program connects YOU to critical resources in one spot. Click below to see tools to help take the stress out of your work life.
Child and FAMILY Resources
Mental health and crisis support
Utility and housing Resources
Face Mask Resources
COVID-19 Testing Information
Information on how to select, wear, and clean a mask
Information on how to wash a mask
CDC Travel Recommendations for COVID
Considering Travel? View the CDC Recommendation’s here
Traveling during the pandemic
Daily Activities and Going Out Recommendations
EmployBridge COVID-19 Resources
Are you facing financial hardships? View a helpful infographic here.
View this helpful infographic on how to keep your family safe when returning from work.
View this helpful infographic for COVID-19 resources all in one place.
Visit the CDC COVID-19 Resource Center
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Self-Check for Symptoms
Find a testing site via state
Find a testing site locally
What Do your Test Results Mean?
Flu or COVID-19?
Visit the CDC website to learn the similarities and difference between COVID-19 and the Flu.
Virtual Care for Families provides telemedicine visits for children for $50.
Low Cost Telemedicine Resources
Medicare and Medicaid Patients
Medicare and Medicaid patients can use telemedicine platforms at no charge during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Guide features an online assessment. Depending upon the results, they will connect the person with a doctor for a free video consultation.
GoodRX provides telemedicine visits for $20 and provides prescription savings up to 80%. Click here to visit the website.
Urgent Care for Children
"The Feeding America nationwide network of food banks secures and distributes 4.3 billion meals each year through food pantries and meal programs throughout the United States and leads the nation to engage in the fight against hunger."
Visit the USDA website to find out how to get food in case of an emergency, apply for food stamps and see what free or low-cost food programs are available for infants, children and seniors.
USDA National Hunger Hotline
You can reach the USDA National Hunger Hotline at the phone numbers below.
The hotline operates Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM Eastern Time.
USDA Summer Food Service Program
To learn more about the USDA Summer Food Service Program, visit their website. You can also text “Summer Meals” to 97779 or call 1-866-348-6479 to find a site near you.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP provides benefits to eligible low-income individuals and families via an Electronic Benefits Transfer card. To learn more about the program and who is eligible, visit the SNAP website.
Call your state SNAP office, or call 1-800-221-5689
To find your local food pantry, visit the Feeding America website.
Feeding America Website
Need Help Finding Groceries or a Meal?
Find your local Feeding America charity today.
Salvation Army Food Pantry
Salvation Army is a national charity that offers food pantry assistance.
Find your local Salvation Army here.
Meals on Wheels is in nearly every community in America! Get nutritious meals delivered to you.
Find your local Meals on Wheels charity here.
Meals on Wheels America
Sign up for Ibotta’s cash back Turkey Dinner! Get your Thanksgiving meal free this holiday season by using Ibotta – just download the app, add the free offers, go shopping, and get cash back! More information here.
Ibotta Cash Back Turkey Dinner
Salvation Army is a national charity that offers food pantry assistance. Salvation Army offers holiday meals as well.
Find your local Salvation Army here.
The Salvation Army provides Christmas dinners, clothing, toys for kids in low income families. All Christmas help and assistance is provided locally. To get Christmas help, you must register in advance. Contact your local Salvation Army center as soon as possible to inquire about the registration dates and deadlines.
Angel Tree Program
Angel Tree Program is offered by The Salvation Army local centers and provides gifts for disadvantaged children and senior citizens who are 60 years and older. To become an angel you must register with the local Angel Tree Program in
The Salvation Army Center here.
Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots is a national program that gives free toys for Christmas. First, find the closest Toys for Tots near you. Start by going to their website here and enter your state and local county. Click on “apply for toys”, and you will see a list of organizations with email addresses. After you send an email, you make requests for your children.
USPS Operation Santa
Children can write letters to Santa and mail them through the USPS Operation Santa program. They are opened and read, and gifts are sent back to the children.
View how to receive gifts here.
Full Circle Home gives deployed servicemen a chance to send a gift box to their wives back home. Gift boxes contain pampering items, such as lotions, bubble baths and spa socks. They also feature a handwritten note from the serviceman.
Full Circle Home
Operation Christmas Spirit supports local military families in the form of holiday gratitude by “adopting” over 100 families and fulfilling their Christmas wish lists with gifts for all family members and gift cards to do their own shopping; Sponsoring gifts and crafts at unit holiday parties; and “Adopting” single Marines and Sailors, giving them gifts and gifts cards to celebrate whether near or far from their families.
Operation Christmas Spirit
The Adopt-A-Military Family program provides commissary cards, gifts, toys and much more to military families in need. How to help or how to get help.
Spirit of Sharing
Every family needs a Christmas tree and Trees for Troops, sponsored by the Christmas Spirit Foundation, offers free Christmas trees for military families. Trees are available at 62 bases throughout the United States.
Trees for Troops
Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America helps individuals and families overcome personal challenges to lead productive, healthy lives.
Click here to access their website and search for local assistance programs for basic needs; or give them a call at (703) 341-5000
Salvation Army Emergency Assistance
The Salvation Army helps people secure necessities to get back on their feet.
To access the central USA Emergency Assistance and Homelessness Prevention website, click here. You can also call their hotline at (773) 205-3520
To search for Salvation Army resources near you, use this link.
Child and Family
Click here to find resources and articles for the general safety of children, kids health, and bullying.
You can also call the Natioanl Children's Advocacy Center at (256) 533-5437
Click here to access free lessons for your teenager on financial literacy from auto insurance to borrowing.
Just set up a free account and you’ll gain free access!
For more information on the program visit the NEFE High School Financial Planning page.
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
Click here to access the WIC website or call the USDA Information Hotline at (202) 720-2791
The Substance Use Resources for Adolescents and Young Adults are online resources aimed specifically at adolescents and young adults. Health care providers and youth serving professionals can offer these additional resources or print the PDF one-page reference sheet to adolescents and young adults looking for additional information, including online resources, support groups, peer networks, helplines, treatment locators, and advocacy opportunities.
National Diaper Bank Network
The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) works across the United States to bring an end to diaper need. To find out if an agency in your area provides diaper assistance to families in need, please call 2-1-1 on your phone or search online at 2-1-1.org.
TANF - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a federally funded, state-run benefits program. Also known as welfare, TANF helps families achieve independence after experiencing temporary difficulties.
Contact your State TANF office for local TANF information.
You can also send an email to info.OFA@acf.hhs.gov
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM)
National Children’s Advocacy Center
Report Child Abuse: If you suspect child abuse, call the National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4ACHILD (800-422-4453)
High School Financial Planning Program
Housing and Utilities Resources
Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet. USAC's Lifeline Support Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-234-9473.
U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Click here to learn about HUD government programs that help low-income people find affordable rental housing.
To find HUD approved housing call 1(800) 569-4287
If you are having trouble paying your mortgage, the National Consumer Law Center recommends sending a temporary hardship letter to your mortgage company and see what your options are. The NCLC provides a sample hardship letter you can alter.
Several companies are offering free internet during the COIVD-19 crisis for those who are working from home, students of all ages, and for those who need to stay in touch with quarantines loved ones.
Click on each internet service provider below to learn more about the COVID-19 relief programs they have in place.
Lifeline Phone Assistance
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills.
If you need help to apply or if you want to learn more about LIHEAP, contact the National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) project:
Call 1-866-674-6327 or TTY 1-866-367-6228
Email NEAR at email@example.com.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
General Resources and Forms
Link to the Form W-7 Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
About Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
How to Create a Resume
Customer service resume template
How to Make a Resume
Help Filing Taxes – IRS
Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers
Ayuda gratuita con la preparación de la declaración de impuestos para contribuyentes calificados
How to Write a Check
StateFarm article on how to use a checking account, fill out a check, and more.
Social Security Card Application
Social Security Card Application - English
Social Security Card Application - Espanol
10 Steps to Naturalization website
10 Steps to Naturalization brochure
Find A USCIS Office
How to Apply for
United States Citizenship
Renew Your Driver’s License and Other Motor Vehicle Services
Learn how to get or renew your driver's license, register your car, or access other motor vehicle services.
Get payment assistance for auto loans, transportation discounts, and public transportation resources.
Transportation Assistance and Discounts
Lifeline for Vets
No one left behind!
Lifeline for Vets provides Vet to Vet support and access to support from the National Veterans Foundation staff.
Visit the Lifeline for Vets website here.
Or you can call (888) 777-4443
VA Suicide Hotline – 1-800-273-8255
National Veteran Resources
The National Veterans Resources organization exists to serve the men and women who are and have protected the United States and U.S. communities. Click here to visit their website.
Contact the Veteran Crisis Line at 1(800) 273-8255, Press 1
Send a text to 83855
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Click here to go to the VA website.
If you are experiencing homelessness, the VA provides access to services for homeless and at-risk Veterans, available 24/7. Visit the website here or dial 1-877-4AID-VET | 1(877) 424-3838
Take Charge America
Financial Resources for Veterans
Take Charge America has created a list of resources for programs and organizations that assist veterans experiencing financial difficulties. Click here to view the list and explore other resources available through Take Charge America.
Click your state* on the map below to see a list of resources made available by your state.
Or click on your state from the list below:
*We are regularly adding new state resources to this page.
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