what to do?

@katwoj (33)
Philippines
August 10, 2008 8:06am CST
i'm broke, kids will go to school, the bills are here and we still don't have money to spend, what shall we do? a month later, i lost my job, my mom died and my wife's job is still in trouble, is there somebody out there tell me what to do?
5 responses
• United States
13 Aug 08
Ask your unemployment office for a list of agencies that help. They will be marked as to what they give. Some will only be for food, some give gas money, free clinics or sliding scale clinics are around in most places, some give clothes, others help with bills. All the places you call can also give you others to contact. It takes a lot of time and some will tell you to call back next week because they have given out all of their resources for the week. Then after the unemployment office, contact the Salvation Army, no one knows community resources like they do. Talk to your unemployment office also about whether they have a list of current occupations that are in demand and whether training for them is available. You might end up in a higher paying field than what you had with additional training. Contact your accredited schools in the area for training in other fields as well. There is financial assistance available in most cases. You are going through a lot, maybe a minister, or counselor would give you a chance to talk about losing your mother and your job, those are really important things that effect ones life. Hang in there.
@katwoj (33)
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
elaine5004, Thank you so much for your advice, but the thing is; it is very different here in the Philippines that in the states, anyway i am very glad that people who i never knew like you is giving time to mend our sorrows. i never thought that somewhere half the globe, there are people who really want to help other people. again thank you very much.
• United States
10 Aug 08
i can so understand what you are talking about. last year we were in a really bad way too. there were times i was thinking we would be living in our camper at the lake. as far as school stuff goes talk to the school, salvation army and call the food stamp office and see if they know some places that are helping too. the school usally has a list of places that helps with clothes and supplies for the area. talk to some of the large churchs in your area about your bills too alot of times they can help. most communities have places that will help so again call the food stamp office. its not great to ask for help i know but somes times all need some help. check into angel food ministries for your area too you can look them up online that helps so much with food you would be amazed. also go to yahoo groups and put in freecycle and your city or your largest city close to you. people post things they are giving away there and etc you would be amazed and what you can find. furniture, clothes, all kinds of things. you can also post what you need and if anyone has it to give they will email you. good luck
@fwangaa (3058)
• China
10 Aug 08
so unfortunate you are.but i am more unfortunate than you.i don't have a comfortable feeling.i am very afraid fo this,in this things ,so i don't afraid of anything esle.i don't afraid the leader of the department,i don't afraid the obligation and i don't afraid of my boss,i am not afraid of my words that talk to someone,i want to became a positive ones.that not following someone's feeling and do the things that i don't want to do.i will not afraid of obligation,i don't do the things that i don't like to do.i will do for myself,don't for anyones,becasue they don't for me ,i have lived for many years not many people remember me but i have done a lot for them and i don't have one cent from them,and they even laugh at me when i was in ill.so i must not do the ones that according to other's opinion,it is too tired for me to do that ,i don't want to considering a lot,it will let my brain so ache,i don't want think a lot again.that is wrong,not normal man.that is nervous.i love china.
@Humbug25 (12551)
10 Aug 08
Hi there katwoj Wow you really seem to be having a run of bad luck at the moment and I am sorry to hear of it all. My ex-husband put us through a bankcrupcy as we were in debt, neither of us were working and I was expecting our second child. It was the best thing for us to do in our situation even though it was totally my husband's fault for putting us in that position in the first place. Hang on in there, you still have your family but speak to someone immediately about your financial situation before it gets even more out of hand. Good luck
@taface412 (3175)
• United States
10 Aug 08
In my area around this timeo f year they have a lot of community help for people in your situation for kids going back to school. Like communities donating school supplies and even clothes....there is a woman by the name of Alma Randolph ( ithink that's her last name) but she takes 100 or so kids shopping for clothes at Wal-mart every year. I do not know if it is only local or not. But it's called the Alma Randolph (or maybe Ralph) foundation or Alma's kids. Also a lot of the counties are hosting back to school bashes where kids can pick up supplies. So call your school board or community events person and see if they are having anything like that. ANd I hear ya on the bills. I do not have kids but I can only imagine the stress of adding more to the pile of money matters. Good luck to you and yours.