We list as much detail as we can for the following types of facilities and services in the United States:
We have collected information on 11,000 food pantries, along with our listings for over 245,000 stores that accept payment with food stamps (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a.k.a. SNAP). Additionally, if you select any of the Food Assistance categories, the top link will be to your state's SNAP website, with information on how to apply for the program.
We have listings for over 35,000 assisted living facilities, 11,000 shelters, and 1,200 domestic violence and family shelters. The shelters category includes emergency homeless shelters, halfway houses, long-term affordable housing, drug and alcohol rehab, and other transitional housing listings. Additionally, if you select any of the Housing Assistance categories, the top link will be to your state's Section 8 housing website, with information on how to apply for the program.
We have listings for over 10,000 Substance Abuse Treatment facilities, 1,500 Veteran's Administration facilities, 750 free clinics of all kinds, 1000 women's health clinics, and 4,000 hospitals.
We have up to date listings for over 8,000 Mental Health Treatment centers, sourced from http://www.samhsa.gov/.
We have listed almost 800 different pro-bono resources for legal help from all over the country.
We have collected over 2,500 listings of private and government programs to help with a range of financial aid, from paying for utility bills to paying for college.
Rather than solicit donations, we have decided that the best way to offset the hosting costs of running the site would be to run Google AdSense. HelpWhenYouNeedIt.org is not currently registered as a non-profit organization and does not accept donations.