Help is here. I don't know if its in all states, but in some states this program has already ended. I just found out about it and wanted to share it with everyone.
UNITED WAY has a program to help Laid-Off Workers.
The Laid-Off Workers Center is open monthly and sees all qualified clients by appointment only.
Here is how it works.
Qualifications for assistance
Laid-off workers must:
•· Pre-register to set up an appointment by calling the United Way's information number 2-1-1;
•· Have been laid off and approved for unemployment compensation sometime since October 1, 2008 (not fired, quit, or on medical leave);
•· Show that they have emergency financial needs and have insufficient personal resources to adequately provide food, clothing and/or shelter; and
•· Have been laid off from a job in Sedgwick, Butler or Sumner counties, or lived in those counties at the time of the layoff, between Oct. 1, 2008 and the present.
Assistance given during monthly sessions
Services at the Laid-Off Workers Center include:
•· Emergency financial assistance for those who qualify (mortgage/rent, electric, gas and water). Checks will be written directly to the lender, landlord or utility company. No cash on premises.
•· Budget and debt management counseling
•· Help applying for government programs
•· Job training and job search assistance
•· Continuing education information
•· Food assistance
•· Community volunteering information
•· On-site child care services during the appointment
I hope this helps someone. For more information www.unitedway.org
Do you know of any other sources that are helping laidoff/unemployed workers?