Services and Assistance
Several agencies that help senior citizens who need new glasses but can't afford them, including Lions Club International, New Eyes For The Needy, and Vision USA. This page explains these programs and how to apply for each.
Helps entertainment industry professionals 65 years old and over, their families and caregivers with services including access to benefits, financial management and assistance and more.
Established in the 1920s by The American Legion to keep children of deceased or disabled veterans at home rather than in institutions. This cash aid is still available for cases not covered by subsequent state and federal programs for the needy. The fund helps families meet the costs of shelter, food, utilities and health expenses when parents are unable.
Services are available for soldiers, family members of active duty, DA Civilian employees, military retirees and their family members with alcohol and other drug-related problems. Services provided include individual couseling, group, family counseling, command consultation, outpatient counseling, arrangement for inpatient care and coordination with outside self-help groups.
Provides a variety of psychiatric services at medical centers and outpatient clinics. This site explains the services available for suicidal veterans, and those suffering from PTSD, substance abuse, and the difficulty transitioning after deployment.
A comprehensive health care program in which the Veterans Administration shares the cost of covered health care services and supplies with eligible beneficiaries.
Provides a comprehensive Medical Benefits Package to all enrolled Veterans. This plan provides a full range of preventive outpatient and inpatient services within VA health care system. Once enrolled, veterans can be seen at any VA facility across the country. Family members may also be eligible to receive health benefits.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website has an easy-to-use feature that locates all clinics, hospitals and other medical facilities nationwide.
Financial Advice and Planning
CNN's Money Essentials offers information on a series of topics on personal finance such as retirement planning, starting to invest and buying a home.
Offers useful tools like savings and debt calculators, a retirement planner and a credit estimator. There are also links to news stories about personal finance and advice from experts.
This HUD-certified nonprofit will assist homeowners with unaffordable mortgages and work with you to restructure your existing mortgage by permanently reducing the interest rate to achieve an affordable payment plan.
Offers low-cost capital and free consulting for arts, non-profit or small businesses.
Not just for women, the website has articles and advice on topics ranging from how to talk about money with significant others, to teaching children the value of money, to enjoying life on a budget.
Provides detailed information to help deter, detect and defend against identity theft.
Credit and Debt
Offers up-to-date information on credit card industry news and practices, along with offers for low-interest accounts.