Q) I just got out of prison on august the 1st after serving 6 years straight and I’m having a hard time working because I can’t be around other people they scare me to death so I cant barely work I can’t even go into store sometimes I will sit in the parking lot and wait for the store to clear out before I can go in there some day are bad and most day are extremely bad I don’t know what to do because I got a lot of bill and I’m struggling to pay them is there anyway I can get some help?
A) I’m sorry to hear about your struggles. There are several resources available that may be able to help you.
First, you may be eligible for government assistance programs like Medicaid, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). These programs can help with healthcare, food, and financial assistance. You can apply for these programs online or by visiting your local Department of Human Services office.
Additionally, you may want to consider seeking help from a mental health professional. Many therapists and counselors offer sliding-scale fees based on income, which may make it more affordable for you to receive the care you need. You can find a mental health professional in your area by using online directories or contacting your local health department.
Finally, there are non-profit organizations that provide financial assistance to individuals in need. These organizations may be able to help with things like rent, utilities, and other bills. Some examples include the Salvation Army and Catholic Charities.
Please call or visit your nearest Medicaid Office and apply for benefits for which you qualify. You may qualify for medical benefits so you can see a specialist about your condition, food stamps and cash assistance to help pay your bills.