Assistance for the Hurting

Empowering Women Through Practical Help

For 3+ generations, women from the "Message" have been denied many basic life skills that most people take for granted: how to find a sustainable job, how to afford childcare, how to balance a budget, etc.  While gaining freedom from spiritual bondage is enlightening, we acknowledge that many women struggle with where to seek help for the practical everyday life challenges. And for those women stuck in abusive relationships, taking a stand against the "Message" can be life-threatening.  Women can feel trapped in abusive situations if they feel that they cannot financially support themselves if they leave. This page lists a variety of helpful links to aid women to find their own independence.  Please contact us if you have any helpful resources we can add to this page.


*For international assistance (beyond USA), the Salvation Army is a great resource.

Emergency Hotlines

NATIONAL DOMESTIC ABUSE HOTLINE

NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE

UNITED WAY

http://211.org/


Call 2-1-1 to be connected to a variety of assistance in your area

Safe Housing

LOCAL POLICE STATION

Some city police stations offer a specialized domestic abuse department to aid in assistance with emergency shelters, restraining orders, and court advocates.

YWCA

Local YWCA organizations offer a variety of housing programs, emergency shelters, free legal assistance, job training, etc.


https://www.ywca.org/

SALVATION ARMY

Available internationally, a wealth of resources for local assistance, classes, support groups, advocates, etc.


https://www.salvationarmy.org/

Other Helpful Links

Pregnancy Crisis Centers

Many cities provide pregnancy centers with free programs (such as money management classes) and access to free clothing, diapers, formula, etc.  Google search your local area for a center by you.

Transportation

Donated cars for struggling familes:


https://www.800charitycars.org/



Education

GED: Check your local library or local Goodwill for free classes.


Grants/Scholarships: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships  

Financial Help

A list of sites to assist with paying bills:


https://freefinancialhelp.net/

Counseling

Most large churches have educated counselors on staff available to you for free.  They can provide clarity with emotional support and dealing with PTSD from spiritual and/or physical abuse.