Rebuilding your life after traumatic events, or lifetime traumas can be overwhelming, to say the least. These are just a few listings to help make things easier when you are facing emergency needs, or need to create additional income on the side. These are by no means, the only resources available.
*Resources listed below are not necessarily endorsed by me but are offered for your convenience only. Please do your research!
US Dept. Labor
Your guide to local and regional U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) programs and services. Select your state to find DOL services in your area.
PTSD and SS Disability
Free disability assessment and descriptions of PTSD and Disability for Social Security.
Government programs that may help you pay for food, housing, health care, and other basic living expenses.
State Financial Aid
State education agencies have at least one grant or scholarship available to residents, and many have student aid programs.
Health Care Help
These programs provide free or low-cost health coverage to millions of Americans. Check out these resources
HUD sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout the country that can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues.
The following websites are terrific resources for either supplementing your income or building an income source as a self-employed person or freelancer.
Creative individuals who can provide services such as; logo design, WordPress design, voice overs, whiteboard, social media
Freelance work, globally accessed, for all types of skills and talents. International work from home independently.
Your next big adventure starts with a single step. Start by finding jobs perfectly matched to your unique talents.
Find awesome clients and become a part of our global community of talented designers. Do what you love.
For Writers, Tutors, and Typists
Textbroker gives you access to thousands of projects to turn your writing skills into cash.
Writers Work connects anyone interested in writing, with the companies that need them desperately.
Join the TranscribeMe professional crowd and start working on projects and making money.
Bring high quality English education to every English learner in the world. Become and English Tutor.
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Virtual Assistants & Remote Workers
Remote jobs posted everyday. Easy to navigate site. Scroll to the footer to view categories.
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62 Best Remote Jobs Websites to Find a Great Remote Job (Fast) in 2021
Driver & Helper Opportunities
Drive people or restaurant eats. Drive on the platform with the largest network of active riders.
The Lyft Driver app and its features help you make money you can depend on. When you're ready, cash out instantly.
With Grubhub, it’s easy to earn competitive pay, keep 100% of your tips and create your own flexible schedule.
We empower local businesses and local drivers (called Dashers) with opportunities to earn, work, and live.
Shop and earn money delivering groceries and items to customers. Every Completed Delivery Puts Money in Your Pockets.
Becoming a CareDriver is a great way set your own hours, support our future generations, and get paid.
Get help from thousands of trusted Taskers for everything from errands to contactless deliveries.
Other Income / Volunteer / Helpful Ideas
We believe everything belongs somewhere. So we’re on a friendly mission: to match people’s empty space with other people’s extra stuff. Hosts earn money by giving their empty storage spaces a job.
Capacity Commons features a free suite of resources to support your organization wherever you are in your pro bono journey.
We help nonprofits and social change organizations solve critical challenges in their communities with the support of skilled volunteers sharing their expertise pro bono.
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You’ll find stories, reviews, and informative articles when you search with targeted keywords. Examples: (name of company), reviews, pay, pricing, or ask questions like, “what is it like driving for (insert company name),” “things to look out for when driving for (insert company name)”, etc.
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How to Get Immediate Financial Help
Immediate financial help is available for struggling families and those facing unexpected income loss, disability, disaster or other crises. Most programs evaluate families to ensure that they qualify before offering assistance.
How to Get Emergency Cash Assistance
Often referred to simply as “welfare,” the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program provides emergency, short-term cash assistance. Before receiving emergency or immediate cash assistance, you must apply for the benefits through your local social or human services office.
How to Get Hardship Grants
Begin by applying for financial assistance through your local health and human services office. Some counties provide one-time financial hardship grants but require that you apply for the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, food stamps, and other assistance programs first.
Comments and Reader Suggestions
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Hi Shannon, this is a really comprehensive resource that should be especially helpful to people seeking opportunities during the global pandemic. As we have opportunities for linguists distributed around the world, I would like to suggest our careers page (www.csoftintl.com/careers/) to readers who may be finding you from backgrounds in translation and localization. What’s great about our industry is that it is naturally suited to flexible, remote workers. Please feel free to pay a visit and learn more!.
Great resource. Thanks!