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AIDPAGES by soulight A listing of my pages and what you can use them for

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  If you are having trouble with the links on this page , try the link under "other website" in my profile information box.(Upper left corner)

 

 Please bear with me as I try to merge all of my page links 12/29/08 - soulight

 

 

This page describes which of my over 250 Aidpages you can go to for   FREE Help for all these areas of life :

 

single moms    single dads ,   teen moms ,  grandparents raising grandchildren

paying for a sick pet   dental help   

housing,   free medical AND paying for medical bills    emotional needs. ,depression

homelessness

  where to     get a car,  food    and clothing , living on a very low budget

free legal assistance     real work at home jobs    get meds for free

escaping abuse ,       reporting scams ,     how to recover from loss , 

disability rights  ,    disabled children ,  social security,    being poor ,

 how to make it  through troubled times    ,repairing your car ,

help with utilities  ,   paying bills ,      help with debt

holiday assistance ,       free scholarships for college and other schools,

FREE ASSISTANCE WITH GRANTS

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ABOUT USING MY LINKS FOR YOUR OWN AIDPAGE :

PLEASE NOTE : IF YOU ARE GOING TO GET A REFERENCE FROM MY AIDPAGES TO USE AS A LINK ON YOUR AIDPAGE ,

PLEASE HAVE THE COURTESY TO SAY WHERE YOU GOT YOUR INFORMATION FROM. IF THIS IS YOU , PLEASE GIVE ME THE CREDIT FOR THE HOURS  OF RESEARCH THAT I HAVE PUT IN TO FIND THE INFORMATION TO SHARE WITH FELLOW AIDMATES. I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH SHARING SOURCES , BECAUSE WE ARE ALL TRYING TO HELP EACH OTHER , BUT PLEASE GIVE ME THE CREDIT !

 THANK YOU , SOULIGHT

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What is my premise for helping others ?

"Love your neighbor as yourself." — Moses (ca. 1525-1405 BCE) in the Torah, Leviticus 19:18

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." — Jesus (ca. 5 BCE—33 CE) in the Gospels, Luke 6:31; Luke 10:27 (affirming of Moses)— Matthew 7:12

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THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO CARE.

I DO

IF I HAD MONEY TO GIVE , I WOULD .

 ALL I HAVE ARE A HEART THAT BREAKS RIGHT ALONG WITH YOURS ,AND TIME TO DO RESEARCH FOR HELP , SO THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WASTE TIME FINDING IT WHEN YOU ARE JUST TRYING TO SURVIVE.

 I DON'T HAVE PAT ANSWERS ,AND I DON'T HAVE A COOKIE CUTTER WAY TO HELP . EVERYONE IS AN INDIVIDUAL  , AND EVERYONE HURTS IN DIFFERENT WAYS.

I DO HAVE TIME TO SHARE , AND PRAYERS TO SHARE AND I WILL GIVE BOTH WILLINGLY TO ANYONE .-FOR THE TIME BEING , MOST OF MY HELP WILL HAVE TO BE WITH PRAYERS FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS THEM , AND MY PAGES . I WISH I COULD HELP LOOK FOR ASSISTANCE FOR PEOPLE INDIVIDUALLY , BUT RIGHT NOW , I HAVE SOME OF MY OWN CHALLENGES I NEED TO WORK ON . THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING ! SOULIGHT 5/11/07

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PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY

i just had someone call me an idiot for "not understanding people who have problems"-sl 6/18/07

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR HELP , BUT

 YOU JUST WANT  MONEY  AND NO OTHER RESOURCES FOR HELP ,

TRY THIS PAGE :

FREE HELP FOR YOUR MONEY NEEDS

 

IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE PAGE ABOVE , MAYBE THIS ONE WILL HELP YOU  UNDERSTAND WHY I FEEL THE WAY I DO ABOUT PEOPLE WHO JUST WANT MONEY .

 I KNOW SOME WHO  ARE IN A TRUE BIND CAN ONLY BE HELPED BY CASH ,     BUT . . . 

MANY OF US NEED TO RE-THINK OUR NEEDS.

ARE WE ENTITLED TO GET FREE CASH TO PAY FOR OUR DEBT ?

 

 

 

MY HOME PAGE CAN BE FOUND HERE

 

 

It has many links to all sorts of  free information for single parents. The information can be used for all looking for assistance , because of the variety of links. The second page for parents has even more ideas for assistance.

HOME PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

DENTAL PROBLEMS

CAN BE SO SEVERE THAT YOU CAN HARDLY THINK OF ANYTHING ELSE. I HOPE YOU CAN FIND SOME RELIEF HERE :

 

FREE AND LOW COST DENTAL HELP.

 

I am working on dental assistance by state. Not all states are covered yet , but there are quite a few. I suggest going to the main dental page above in addition to your state page , because there are some national programs to try on the main page.

FREE AND LOW COST DENTAL BY STATE

 

 

 

BEING A SINGLE PARENT

Here you will find help for all aspects of being a single parent.

I hope to cover almost every subject that we as single parents have to deal with. It could be a crisis, or just everyday living and trying to 'DO ' life as a single mom or dad. 

Helping fellow single parents , especially moms , is what I want to do the most. All my pages can be used to help single moms make it from day to day , but the ones below are focused on single parents more than the other pages . After looking through the single moms page , you can find help for all kinds of needs by searching on additonal pages.

 

 I have links for dads too

FOR SINGLE DADS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE

 

FREE HELP FOR SINGLE PARENTS THESE SAY FOR SINGLE MOMS , BUT THERE IS TONS OF INFOMATION FOR ANY PARENT , FROM ANY WALK OF

LIFE !

 

FOR SINGLE MOMS

 

 

 

HELP FOR SINGLE MOMS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE

MORE LINKS FOR SINGLE MOMS (DADS TOO)

 

Where to go , how-to's , chat sites for moms to talk to each other , and other subjects unique to being a

 teen mom

FOR TEEN PARENTS AND THEIR UNIQUE NEEDS

 

 

 

 

FREE HELP FOR

PROM CLOTHES!

HELP YOUR TEEN HAVE A GREAT DAY !

Being a single parent is especially hard at prom time. When my daughter graduated , there was a dress , transportation issues ( we didn't have a car) , flowers , restaurant  bill , and more. Guess what ? No money . A very special person payed for some of this . The dress we got was from a church 'prom program'. They had a special closet with dresses , and we picked one for free !   Following is a link to more programs like the one that helped us. Thank you for yet another GREAT link Elaine from TSA ! ! ! ( PS They have tuxedos too.)

REDUX PROM ATTIRE

 

 

 

EMERGENCY , CRISIS , NEED HELP NOW !

It could be abuse , losing a job ,or just how to put your life in some kind of order.

WHAT TO DO FIRST IN A CRISIS

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LIVING ON A VERY LOW INCOME

Living on a very low income is a way of life for many of us. Knowing how to do this takes some creativity !

Here are simple and creative ideas to try :

HOW TO LIVE ON VERY LITTLE MONEY

THE PLASTIC BAG PAGE

THE VINEGAR PAGE 

***THE BAKING SODA PAGE***

THE DUCT TAPE PAGE

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ADDITIONAL LOW INCOME LIVING PAGES

 

UTILITY HELP  11/26/07  NOW  Nationwide and local by state

UTILITY HELP IN LIMITED AREAS.

 

AND more utility(heating and cooling ) help for a different listing of limited areas by state 03/24/08

http://help-with-heat-and-cooling-information-for-selected-states.app-sl-1.aidpage.com/

 

 

 

CARS

Getting your car fixed , very low cost cars , free cars

ASSISTANCE GETTING A CAR.

 

 

 

FOOD

When you are hungry and you have hungry kids and you need food now. This is really a page for when you don't have any other source of food at all right now , or you have run out of those 'generous' food stamps at the end of the month.

FREE FOOD AND HOW TO GET IT WHEN YOU ARE DESPERATE.

 

 

 HOUSING NEEDS

fixing your home for free ,

 free help with paying your mortgage ,and

 help building things like ramps for wheelchairs :

FREE HELP TO FIX UP YOUR HOME

 

 

Free life insurance !

I couldn't decide what page to put this one on , so it has it's own page ! Thank you Elaine of TSA for the heads up on this one !

FREE LIFE INSURANCE

 

 

HOMELESS and need help ,

here is a great place to start

This is a great resource . You will findnetworking and SO MUCH more that will help you . There are many people in the same boat who have researched and networked to other homeless people.

THE WORKING HOMELESS NETWORK PAGES.

 

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* "When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed". - Mother Teresa

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What is more important ? Money or truly living?

HOW MUCH MONEY IS ENOUGH ?

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*Do you have the courage to live within your means?*

 

 

 

SENIORS

their family and caregivers

Finances , losing a spouse , travel , medical concerns , getting home helpers , medicare and medicaid , disabilities , adult children moving back home , senior discounts , taking care of your grandchildren , how to spot someone who may try to scam seniors , publications for seniors.

Also information for caregivers , respite care , day care , nursing homes , retirement homes , in-home options , long distance care giving


FREE AND LOW COST

ASSISTANCE FOR SENIORS

 

 

 

 

RESEARCHING DISABILITY 

 HELP WITH SOCIAL SECURITY

PAYING FOR HEALTHCARE

CHILDRENS' HEALTHCARE FINANCES

 

The first page deals with research about our health . It is so important to BE INFORMED , in case our doctor and/or lawyer need a quick lesson on 'us'  ; )

The second page One of things that we have to struggle with , on top of being disabled , is the battle with the Social Security monster. The second page trys to address this , with ways to fight the battle and win. 

The third page if for PAYING for all these challenges shouldn't have to be part of the stress of the situation. The third link is to assistance for the financial part of health challenges. For children and adults.

The fourth page is about financing for childrens' healthcare needs . There are situations that are specific to children and designed for the unique healthcare challenges related to children .

 

RESEARCH FOR HEALTH AND DISABILITY

RESEARCH FOR HEALTH AND DISABILITY CHALLENGES

 

SOCIAL SECURITY RIGHTS AND DISABLED RIGHTS

Don't let them win ! Keep fighting for your rights !

WINNING THE SOCIAL SECURITY GAME AND MORE INFORMATION ON BEING DISABLED

 

PAYING FOR HEALTHCARE

Believe me when I say I know your pain and struggles with this one ! My meds would be almost $2,000 a month without extra help !(I only have a very limited county insurance)

 

HELP WITH PAYING FOR HEALTH CARE AND DISABILITY NEEDS

 

 COVERING HEALTHCARE FOR CHILDREN

HELP PAYING FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH CHALLENGES

 

 

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REALLY FUNNY

FOR THOSE OF US WHO HAVE STRUGGLED WITH HEALTH !

A LITTLE HEALTH CARE HUMOR

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WORK AT HOME -NO SCAMS

So many of us are looking for a way to

 MAKE MONEY WHILE STAYING AT HOME.

Some of us are disabled, or stay at home moms .

REAL WORK AT HOME IDEAS.

 

 

 

Scammers and Fraud

are all around us. Don't let them get you !

 If you are a scammer , we are watching you and you will be reported

HOW TO SPOT INTERNET SCAMS

 

 

 

 personal information on the web

THE WARNING PAGE~INFORMATION and a LINK TO THE WIZARDS WARNING AND ABUSE PAGE

 

 

DEPRESSION THERE IS HELP

Whatever brought you to aidpage is bound to be a situation that can also lead to depression.

Depression itself is why many of us are wrestling with life in the first place.

It is not a shameful thing to be depressed.

It is a part of life just like other difficulties we deal with. If you have diabetes ,

you get insulin to help you live. If you have depression , you get anti-depressants or therapy to help you.

They are both situations where you need help to survive.

ARE YOU DEPRESSED ?

 

 

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WE ARE ALL LOOKING FOR REAL PEOPLE

 WHO REALLY , TRULY CARE AND DON'T ASK FOR ANYTHING IN RETURN. THIS IS ONE OF THEM.  

 If you have a troubled teen , or know one , tell them about this radio show.      

 

THIS PERSON HAS A GREAT RADIO SHOW , AND HE REALLY CARES.

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YOU WANT TO END IT ALL AND  GIVE UP ?  

    If you are feeling like hurting yourself because things are so bad , please call this number NOW. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

 1-800-273-TALK (8255),

(en Español 1-888-628-9454)

 

 

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Do you need a pep talk ?

 Here is a free and colorful boost for your day .

DON'T GIVE UP ! ! !

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Do you want to help a fellow aidmate ?

HOW TO HELP OTHER AIDMATES

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If the site just above left you  feeling charitable   ; 0

Try this page next.

NO MATTER . . .

 

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MUST READ.

THE TWO FOLLOWING PAGES ARE" MUST READS" FOR PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT THEIR FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS :

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ABOUT BEING POOR

A wonderful page on the net about being poor.

I added more things ,and my own thoughts.

It went to wanting to find out what it is like to be homeless.

The more I search , the more my eyes are opened to the

subculture in our society of poor and homeless people.

We need an advocate.            We need to be heard.

 BEING POOR - read this if you dont know what it is like to be poor. if you are poor , you already know

BEING POOR

 

 

 

HOMELESSNESS 

 THE INVISIBLE AMERICANS

Being poor can sometimes lead to homelessness. You can even be rich and become homeless overnight if you lose everything due to a run on the bank ( like during the depression )

Here is a page to provide a window into the lives of the homeless. If you claim you care , then go to this page and read what it has to say.

ON BEING HOMELESS

 

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You'll have to find out why . .

I'M JUST CURIOUS

 

 

 

SUCCESS STORIES

SO MANY HAVE BEEN SAYING NOTHING HAPPENS ON AIDPAGE.

 MY THEORY IS THAT EITHER THEY AREN'T LOOKING , OR

 THEY HAVE A MAJOR CHIP ON THEIR SHOULDER.

SO , I HAVE STARTED A SUCCESS STORY PAGE

THERE ARE MANY MORE SUCCESS STORIES THAN ON MY PAGE. I JUST HAVEN'T FOUND THEM.yet

 

SUCCESS STORIES ON AIDPAGE

 

 

 

 

REMEMBER OUR MILITARY HEROS and their needs*******

 

 

Let's remember our troups and treat them well when they are hurting from fighting in the name of our country . Also includes free and low cost assistance for those in the military and for our veterans.   Thank you for your service !

 

*HELP AND ASSISTANCE FOR MILITARY FAMILIES*******

 

 

 

FOR OUR PETS In memory of our dear Ginger a sweet little cat who brought much love to our life.

If you have a pet that needs medical care , food , etc. try here .I love animals and know what it is like to not be able to pay for food or medical care for them . Please check here for help.Our pet family deserve everything we can do for them.

FREE HELP FOR PETS

 

 

 

 

CONTINUED PAGES

 FOR HELP ARE LISTED AT THE LINK BELOW SOME OF THE TOPICS THAT YOU WILL FIND COVERED ARE :

 

 Scholarships and Grants for single moms

 

 

Assistance with paying bills for eyecare and disabilities concerning the eyes ; a large-type page

 

 e-mail chain letters are cropping up on the net -are they legal ?

 

 

calculate  your own benefits .I found 30 + grants , benefits and more.

 

 SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS FOR THOSE OF US WHO ARE DISABLED , HAVE CHRONIC OR LIFE THREATENING ILLNESSES

 

free and low cost DENTAL BY STATE

 

Do you qualify for  "pro bono" (FREE) financial planning assistance  ?

 

story : HOW ONE FAMILY DESCENDED INTO A NIGHTMARE 

 

PAYING FOR TRANSPLANTS AND CARE RELATING TO CATASTROPHIC ILLNESSES

 

Thrift Shopping -under construction 

 

 WHAT TO DO THAT'S FREE OR  VERY LOW COST FOR SUMMER FUN 

 

Continuing information for victims of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina

 

 PAGE 2 FREE AND LOW COST HELP

THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO CARE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 I DO

 

 

 

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IF I HAD MONEY TO GIVE , I WOULD .

 ALL I HAVE ARE A HEART THAT BREAKS RIGHT ALONG WITH YOURS ,AND TIME TO DO RESEARCH FOR HELP , SO THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WASTE TIME FINDING IT WHEN YOU ARE JUST TRYING TO SURVIVE.

 I DON'T HAVE PAT ANSWERS ,AND I DON'T HAVE A COOKIE CUTTER WAY TO HELP . EVERYONE IS AN INDIVIDUAL  , AND EVERYONE HURTS IN DIFFERENT WAYS.

I DO HAVE TIME TO SHARE , AND PRAYERS TO SHARE AND I WILL GIVE BOTH WILLINGLY TO ANYONE .

If you would like prayers go to this page and leave me a private message :

Soulight's Start Page on Aidpages

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"No one has ever become poor by giving."
-- Anne Frank

 

 

 

 

So far , I have pages on two different sites , with one exception. The sites are Aidpages and Googlepages . The exception is an article that I wrote that a friend graceously invited me to put on his site.

Hopefully , this  one page will sort everything out into one usable resource  so that it will easy to find whatever may be of assistance in your life.

 

These pages are all monitored and updated on a rotating basis (I start with the first one on this page and work my way through to the last one ;) 

Some pages are just being created , so keep coming back for more information ! 

 

 

 

 

 

What is my premise for helping others ?

"Love your neighbor as yourself." — Moses (ca. 1525-1405 BCE) in the Torah, Leviticus 19:18

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." — Jesus (ca. 5 BCE—33 CE) in the Gospels, Luke 6:31; Luke 10:27 (affirming of Moses)— Matthew 7:12  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suffering and joy teach us, if we allow them, how to make the leap of empathy, which transports us into the soul and heart of another person. ln those transparent moments we know other people's joys and sorrows, and we care about their concerns as if they were our own.-Fritz Williams

 

NEW PAGES 

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New pages will be added here as they are published :

 

 

11/15/08

NO AND LOW COST CHRISTMAS  2008 by soulight

 

MAKE YOUR OWN CUSTOM ACTIVITY BOOKS CHRISTMAS 2008 by soulight

 

CHRISTMAS CHARITIES 2008 by soulight

 

NO AND LOW COST CHRISTMAS  2008 by soulight

 

2008 CHRISTMAS MORE FREE AND LOW COST STOCKING STUFFER IDEAS                                    

 

Christmas page Archive-2006,2007

 

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01/?/08

GOVERNMENT TO OFFER A REBATE TO TAXPAYERS - WHAT DOES THIS MEAN ?

 

 01/28/08

GET YOUR COUPON FOR A FREE TV CONVERTER BOX HERE 

 

 03/13/08

  CHRISTIAN FREEBIES by soulight  

 

 03/24/08

 

HEATING AND COOLING HELP FOR ALL STATES

 

 

 03/25/08

WHAT DO I DO IF I CAN'T PAY MY MORTGAGE ?

 

 

03/31/08

FREE FOR HOMESCHOOLERS

 

 

04/07/08

Self explanitory :

THE CONTINUING MESS OF SOCIAL SECURITY

 

 

04/19/08

This page is not really new , but I have changed it . It is my profile page on Aidpages . I add to it frequently , and I also post what pages that I am updating at the moment.

SOULIGHT'S PROFILE AND UPDATE PAGE

 

 

04/21/08

Just articles that I have found inspirational that I would like to share. I hope you find them helpful too !

ARTICLES TO SHARE

 

 

 

08/30/08

This is a page full of the sources that I use most often for finding assistance . I am putting it here so that when I am not feeling well, people can find help for themselves.

MY FAVORITE SITES FOR LOOKING UP ASSISTANCE FOR PEOPLE - soulight

 

 

 

 

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I am not the author of the following page , however I do post on this page. If you want to get to the heart of what is going on with  low-income people of this country , you MUST go to this page !

POSTING PAGE-began as a single person's page , now many people post here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EMERGENCY , CRISIS , NEED HELP NOW !

It could be abuse , losing a job ,or just how to put your life in some kind of order.

WHAT TO DO FIRST IN A CRISIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

REMEMBER OUR MILITARY HEROS and their families

 

 

 

 

Let's remember our troups and treat them well when they are hurting from fighting in the name of our country . Also includes free and low cost assistance for those in the military and for our veterans.   Thank you for your service !

 

HELP

 AND ASSISTANCE FOR MILITARY FAMILIES*******

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOW INCOME ASSISTANCE

 

Information in the following title areas : disabled , single parents , seniors  and other people  facing major life crisis  and/or  low or very low income situations.

 

 

 

 

 

Seniors and those that love them

 

I love this picture . Love is ageless. 

 

SENIORS

their family and caregivers

Finances , losing a spouse , travel , medical concerns , getting home helpers , medicare and medicaid , disabilities , adult children moving back home , senior discounts , taking care of your grandchildren , how to spot someone who may try to scam seniors , publications for seniors.

 information for caregivers , respite care , day care , nursing homes , retirement homes , in-home options , long distance care giving


FREE AND LOW COST

ASSISTANCE FOR SENIORS

 

 

 

ASSISTANCE WITH PET CARE AND UPKEEP

 

 

 In memory of our dear Ginger a sweet little cat who brought much love to our life. Also in memory of  Figaro , our  precious gentle boy .

If you have a pet that needs medical care , food , etc. try here .I love animals and know what it is like to not be able to pay for food or medical care for them . Please check here for help.Our pet family deserve everything we can do for them.

FREE HELP FOR PETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HELP WITH MEDICAL / HEALTH / DISABILITY 

 

 "Although the world  is full of suffering...
it is also full of
overcoming it."
-- Helen Keller

 

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  DENTAL HELP

 

 

 

 

 

With the horrible lack of coverage in the area of dental care in this country , this has become one of the most used of all my pages

 

 

LOW COST AND FREE DENTAL ASSISTANCE

 

 

 DENTAL ASSISTANCE PAGE 2 - more information for financial challenges

 

 

 

 If you are in pain , and need immediate relief ,

 this page has some ideas for what you can do until you see a dentist.

DENTAL PAIN AND CONSULTATION WITH DENTISTS ONLINE (free)

 

 

DENTAL ASSISTANCE FOR LOW INCOME PEOPLE listed by state

 

 DENTAL SCHOOLS LISTED BY STATE

 

 

 

 

MEDICAL HELP 

 

 

 


 

 

 HELP PAYING FOR MEDICAL EXPENSES

 

PAYING FOR CANCER TREATMENT AND DAILY LIVING

 

FREE INFORMATION LINKS FOR HEALTH RELATED RESEARCH

 

 

 ASSISTANCE PAYING FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE

 

  

SIGHT AND EYE CARE RELATED NEEDS -FREE HELP

 

 

FUNDRAISING FOR TRANSPLANTS AND CATASTROPHIC ILLNESS

 

 

HOW TO PAY FOR DIABETES EXPENSES AND DAILY LIVING WITH DIABETES - link has been fixed 12/06/07

 

 

 

 

 

DISABILITY

 

  DISABILITY RIGHTS AND WINNING YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY CASE

 

 

 

        We who are in any of the following conditions need all the help we can get !  The 'help' for the disabled and medically challenged in our country is in a miserable state . We need HEALTH CARE REFORM . In the meantime , we help each other out by sharing sources of help . Here is one.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS FOR THE MEDICALLY/PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSISTANCE AND CARE FOR LOW INCOME SINGLE MOTHERS

 

 

 SINGLE MOMS AND THEIR KIDS

 

This area is the one closest to my heart. It is really a challenge being a single mom . When you don't recieve help and support from ex's and the social services let you down over and over , it is time to become your own advocate. Hopefully , these pages will assist you in finding the resources that you need to do this.

 

 

SOULIGHTS ORIGINAL SINGLE MOMS PAGE( as it originally appeared on AidpagesSeptember 2006)

 

SINGLE MOM PAGE 2 

 

 

 

Some for their children too. As well as some freebies for homeschooling moms.This page started as educational aid only , but as I researched , I found grants and scholarships for other areas of life for women and single moms.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SINGLE MOMS,

 

 

 

PAGE FOR FIRST TIME / YOUNG / TEEN MOMS

 

 

SINGLE DADS PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

LOW INCOME LIVING IDEAS CONTINUE BELOW , ALONG WITH SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT BEING POOR OR HOMELESS. 

 

 

  

 BEING POOR , HOMELESS AND INVISIBLE

 

  ON BEING POOR and, HOMELESS , AND THEREFORE PART OF THE INVISIBLE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 

 

 

 

 * "When a poor person dies of  hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed". - Mother Teresa 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT BEING POOR

 

  

 This includes a wonderful page from the net about being poor.

I added more things ,and my own thoughts.

It went to wanting to find out what it is like to be homeless.

The more I search , the more my eyes are opened to the

subculture in our society of poor and homeless people.

We need an advocate.            We need to be heard.

 BEING POOR - read this if you dont know what it is like to be poor. if you are poor , you already know

BEING POOR  

 

 

 

 

 

About being Homeless 

 

 

 

 

 THE INVISIBLE AMERICANS

Being poor can sometimes lead to homelessness. You can even be rich and become homeless overnight if you lose everything due to a run on the bank ( like during the depression ) or you max out your credit cards and then can't pay the monthly payments.Many people who live their lives on credit are just on the edge of loosing it all.

Here is a page to provide a window into the lives of the homeless. If you claim you care , then go to this page and read what it has to say.

ON BEING HOMELESS 

 

 

 

*The  section  below is from a web site started by a homeless man :

He was publishing a homeless handbook.

 

After the first three chapters , it stopped. I don't know how much longer the handbook will even be on the net , so I am printing the whole thing on these pages.

 

 

HUMBLE HARV'S HOMELESS HANDBOOK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVING ON A LOW INCOME   OR MEMOIRS OF A DUMPSTER DIVER  

 

 

My page about frugal but abundant living on a very low budget. I am in the process of learning how to live with grace as a low income disabled person . I believe that life can be lived with contentment no matter what the situation may be

Living the Frugal Life or Memoirs of a Dumpster Diver 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOOD , SHELTER , TRANSPORTATION , CLOTHING  

 

 

CARS 

 

 

Getting your car fixed , very low cost cars , free cars

ASSISTANCE GETTING A CAR.

 

 

 

 

FOOD  

 

When you are hungry and you have hungry kids and you need food now. This is really a page for when you don't have any other source of food at all right now , or you have run out of those 'generous' food stamps at the end of the month.

FREE FOOD AND HOW TO GET IT WHEN YOU ARE DESPERATE.

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSING

 

 

 

fixing your home for free ,

 free help with paying your mortgage ,and

 help building things like ramps for wheelchairs :

FREE HELP TO FIX UP YOUR HOME

 

 

 

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CLOTHING 

 

 

 

 

This is a limited listing of where to get clothes . It will be expanded as I discover more resources.

CAREER CLOTHING , CLOTH DIAPERS , PROM CLOTHES AND MORE 

 

 

 

 

Free life insurance !

 

I couldn't decide what page to put this one on , so it has it's own page ! Thank you Elaine of TSA for the heads up on this one !

FREE LIFE INSURANCE 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS  PAGES

 

 

 

 

 

This is an organization called "Wish Upon A Hero " Their motto (copyrighted) is "Where everyone can help anyone" .

You can ask for a wish or help with a wish. I suggest that if you ask , you also help when you can. Another great resource , courtesy of my friend , Elaine of TSA.

WISH UPON A HERO

 

 

BENEFITS CALCULATOR

 This is different from other calculators that I have used . When I tried it , there were more than 30 benefits , grants and other aid that came up for my own personal situations.                  

EXTENSIVE BENEFIT CALCULATOR 

 

 

 

HOME EQUITY LOANS

 

Don't consider one of these loans before reading this sad story.

HOW ONE FAMILY DESCENDED INTO A NIGHTMARE

 

 

 

"pro bono" (FREE) financial planning assistance

 

THANK YOU ELAINE OF TSA from Aidpages !


Based on Income

Many individuals may qualify for pro bono assistance. One way to determine if you qualify is by looking at total annual income for your household. The chart below lists the most income you can have based on the size of your family to still qualify for pro bono assistance.

 

FREE FINANCIAL PLANNING ASSISTANCE.

 

 

 

 

THE VANISHING FATHER

 

This is a page that I came across when researching sites for the single father page. Single fathers of course don't fit this mold .

 Where are all the other fathers ?  We have a crisis of negligent fathers in this country. Here you will find a bibliography if you want to research this problem . I am assuming that there are some people who come to Aidpage to find out how to help others. Here is a good place to start researching how you can help single mothers.

Support the family and bring back real men : fathers who step up and act responsibly about their families.

 

THE VANISHING FATHER

 

 

 

KATRINA VICTIMS STILL SUFFERING

 

-I put things here as I find new information. There is also a special page on Aidpages for finding lost relatives from  the Katrina devastation . 

There is still assistance and information for Katrina and Rita victims. We need to remember that there are still hurting people in this area of the country.

 ASSISTANCE FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS

 

 

 

 

WHAT TO DO THAT'S FREE OR  VERY LOW COST FOR SUMMER FUN

 

 

Many parents are wondering what to do with their kids in the Summer . It seems like a 'every Summer' kind of challenge. In looking around for free and very low cost things to do this Summer , I thought of making it into an Aidpage , so , here it is !

FREE OR VERY LOW COST IDEAS FOR SUMMER

 

 

 

CHAINLETTERS , ARE THEY LEGAL ?    

 

This page started as a search on my part for discovering if chain letters of any sort were legal . There was a person posting that claimed we could get tons of money from their 'legal'  chainletter -type  venture. This is what I found out .   

CHAINLETTERS ARE ANY OF THEM LEGAL?  

 

 

 

 

  

FREE  HELP  FOR   PROM CLOTHES!  HELP YOUR TEEN HAVE A GREAT DAY !

 

Being a single parent is especially hard at prom time. When my daughter graduated , there was a dress , transportation issues ( we didn't have a car) , flowers , restaurant  bill , and more. Guess what ? No money . A very special person payed for some of this . The dress we got was from a church 'prom program'. They had a special closet with dresses , and we picked one for free !   Following is a link to more programs like the one that helped us. Thank you for yet another GREAT link Elaine from TSA ! ! ! ( PS They have tuxedos too.)

REDUX PROM ATTIRE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is more important ?    Money or truly living?

 

 

HOW MUCH MONEY IS ENOUGH ?

 *Do you have the courage to live within your means?*

 

 

 

WORK AT HOME -NO SCAMS

 

So many of us are looking for a way to

 MAKE MONEY WHILE STAYING AT HOME.

Some of us are disabled, or stay at home moms .

REAL WORK AT HOME IDEAS.

 

 

 

Scammers and Fraud

 

are all around us. Don't let them get you !

 If you are a scammer , we are watching you and you will be reported

HOW TO SPOT INTERNET SCAMS

 

 

 

 

 

  MORE HELP LOCALLY 

   TYPE IN CITY ZIP CODE AND STATE  

    SEE WHAT YOU COME UP WITH !

 

FIND A NON-PROFIT TO ASSIST YOU IN YOUR AREA OF THE COUNTRY

 

 

 

 

 I KNOW SOME OF US WHO  ARE IN A TRUE BIND

 

 CAN ONLY BE HELPED BY CASH ,    HOWEVER MANY OF US NEED TO RE-THINK OUR NEEDS.

 

ARE WE ENTITLED TO GET FREE CASH TO PAY FOR OUR DEBT ?

 

 

 

Is the ecology movement dead , or just different ?

 

Here are some of my own musings on the topic , with more thrown in . Do we have to totally live off the land , living in a yurt in order to make a difference ?-Still working on this one  ; 0

Recycling , Re-using , and Re-creating

 

 

 

 

 

 

MICHIGAN RESOURCES 

 

 

Many of the following pages have information that is similar to the information on my other  pages . The difference is that they are designed for people in Michigan and Kalamazoo County Michigan , instead of being National resources.

 

 

 

 GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SINGLE MOMS WHO LIVE IN MICHIGAN

 

 

 

 

 RESOURCES FOR KALAMAZOO COUNTY , MICHIGAN

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ,CHILD ABUSE , AND SEXUAL ABUSE In Kalamazoo County , Michigan

 

KAMAMMASFREE HELP FOR SINGLE MOMSfrom Kalamazoo County Michigan

 

LIBRARIES BOOKS AND READING INFORMATION ABOUT BOOKS AND READING 

 

 

 

FOOD AND SHELTER IN KALAMAZOO

 

FREE AND LOW COST DENTAL ASSISTANCE IN KALAMAZOO COUNTY

 

TRANSPORTATION IN KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MICHIGAN 

 

 

Thrifty   living  in Kalamazoo Michigan   under construction********** some information

 

 

SAVE MY PET   FREE AND LOW COST HELP FOR PET CARE IN MICHIGAN  Dedicated to the MEMORY OF GINGER -under construction does have some information already though

 

 

Help for utilities , rent , and daily living in the state of Michigan - under construction , but there is one link that is very useful

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is an older link page ( of my Aidpages) . It is similar information to that on this page  ,it is  just displayed in a different way .

 

 

AIDPAGES LINK PAGE FOR soulight's Aidpages 

 

 

 

On the site above  you will also find these ladies and their gifts in helping others :

 

 

WONDERFUL Aidmates !

Check out their Aidpages.

 

Anonymous40784 A wonderful prayer warrior and person to go to for help.Never forget that with prayer , and with a personal relationship to Jesus , all things are possible.

 

ELAINE OF TSA Someone I am greatful to for assisting me with wonderful resources.  Another great person to go to , Elaine has a heart for those in the military , and has given me so many good links for my military page that I should list it under her page !

 

~WHO KNEW~ This lady has tons of resources at hand and can help you with almost anything you can think of. Who Knew is the lady that inspired me to create my Aidpages.

 

LADY CHRISTIE Lady Christie also has tons of information and she knows what it is like to be in the trenches of life. She also has wonderful stories .

 

 

 

 

 

 THE  "ALL THE STUFF I LIKE " PAGE HAS GONE HERE :

 

 

 

 Just Stuff that I like by soulight

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love roses .

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 Keep checking the pages that you are interested in for new information !

May God Bless you in all that you do.

soulight

 

 

 

 

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If you haven't been able to find what you need through my pages , here is a page that lists many of the resources that I use . I am adding this so that you can do your own 'digging' if you would like.

 

MY FAVORITE SITES FOR LOOKING UP ASSISTANCE FOR PEOPLE

 

 

 

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WONDERFUL Aidmates !

Check out their Aidpages.

 

Anonymous40784 A wonderful prayer warrior and person to go to for help.Never forget that with prayer , and with a personal relationship to Jesus , all things are possible.

 

ELAINE OF TSA Someone I am greatful to for assisting me with wonderful resources.  Another great person to go to , Elaine has a heart for those in the military , and has given me so many good links for my military page that I should list it under her page !

 

~WHO KNEW~ This lady has tons of resources at hand and can help you with almost anything you can think of. Who Knew is the lady that inspired me to create my Aidpages.

 

LADY CHRISTIE Lady Christie also has tons of information and she knows what it is like to be in the trenches of life. She also has wonderful stories .

 

 

 

----------------------------ONE MORE THING !---------------------------

 MORE HELP LOCALLY IN YOUR AREA OF THE COUNTRY                 

TYPE IN CITY ZIP CODE AND STATE  

   SEE WHAT YOU COME UP WITH !

*FIND NON-PROFITS IN YOUR AREA OF THE COUNTRY<

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                   some of      

            SOULIGHT'S pages      

 

  1. Homepage
  2. description of SOULIGHTS PAGES 
  3. more help from SOULIGHT
  4. scholarships
  5. eye care assistance
  6. chain letter information
  7. government benefit calculator
  8. scholarships for the disabled  
  9. free/low cost dental (listing by state)
  10. home equity loans – one family’s HORROR story 
  11. thrift shopping
  12. free/low cost ideas for summer 
  13. homeless info
  14. financial aid for transplants and catastrophic illness
  15. free financial planning assistance
  16. hurricane victim assistance
  17. the vanishing father  
  18. diabetes assisatance
  19. Christmas contest
  20. free money
  21. ARE WE ENTITLED TO GET FREE CASH
    TO PAY FOR OUR DEBT?
  22. free/low cost dental help 
  23. free/low cost dental help by state
  24. help for single dads
  25. assistance for single parents
  26. free/low cost  prom dresses and tuxes
  27. what to do in a crisis
  28. how to live on very little money
  29. the plastic bag page
  30. the vinegar page 
  31. the baking soda page
  32. the duct tape page  
  33. help with utilities
  34. car assistance 
  35. free food
  36. free help fixing up your home
  37. free life insurance
  38. money: how much is enough?
  39. assistance for seniors
  40. information and research for health and medical disabilities
  41. disability rights – how to win your social security case
  42. help paying for medical needs
  43. help paying for children’s medical needs
  44. health care humor 
  45. real work at home jobs
  46. how to spot internet scams
  47. warning page
  48. depression information  
  49. great radio show
  50. don’t give up!
  51. how to help others
  52. homelessness info 
  53. about being poor
  54. homeless info 
  55. I’m just curious
  56. success stories  
  57. help for the military and their families
  58. free help for pets


 

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Steven Spring Fo

Hi, If you're a musician or music student who's been affected by Hurricane Katrina the Steven Spring Foundation has donated instruments to distribute. They also offer free music lessons to New Orleans students and they're just finishing up a free 6-week summer music program for Orleans Parish kids. And they can do piano moving, tuning and repair in the greater New Orleans area as well.
Free help for musicians and music students

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soulight

Sandy6 It is so nice to know that someone else cares so much for the poor and especially those in the South. Thank you for going out of your way to read Being Poor ,and reading the book. Oh , by-the-way , I am just an old white woman who cares too , and we O.W.W.s can make a difference ! God Bless you Sandy6 soulight

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Dear soulight, I read being poor, then I read the book, and I sat and cryed,I hurt inside and don't know how to help all of these people including myself,The Government is not helping the people who need the help,so many have tried and they have been turned down.I'am just sick inside.Yes all of these places have been given grants to help people but the people are not getting the help they need.I don't have the money to help anyone,But still rack my brain to see if I can come up with something.You have been so wonderful with everything you have done on your site,Elaine, and I clicked on Who ~ knew, all of you are so wonderful for trying so hard. God Bless all of You. it would be nice to see if anyone got the help they needed,I'am ashamed of our Government,No one should have to go with out food or anything else in this Country.I feel so bad for the people in the south who are very poor and can't get the help they need,I'd like to know if they built there homes back up . it doesn't make any differents what color you are we are all human beings and we all have needs to . just an old white woman who cares. Love and Many Many blessings.sandy6

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soulight

Christie, What a sweet and generous thing to say. Thank you soulight

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Lady Christie

Soulight you really have such great information, I know it has helped so many people. The world is a great place with you here. Christie

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soulight

Sandy , It is my pleasure to keep you and your husband in my prayers. soulight

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sandy6

Dear Soulight, No I'am not going any where just like to thank everyone who try's to help, I look to see if I can try and help someone else.I'm in the State of Spokane Washington, on Dentalhelp EWU does dental nothing Major cleaning and small filings at reduced rates and they have a chaz clinic but you have to belong to there medical program before you can get help ,I don't know if that will help,anyone I keep looking for housing help myself because of the toxic mold but we seem to be limited on resources here.I was feeling sick, and tried to write to you and Elaine,I just come up with crazy idea's about starting our own foundation and trying to get grants to help everyone on the aid page,Because I know how hard it is to get help.I'am still waiting for them to come out and give us an estimate,I have one between 20,000 to 30,000 Wow scarey,I don't know if we can repair it,We have a mobile home 1972 it's a double wide.just make's me sick to think how much money we have put into it,when we were working we always took care of it but my husband had a stroke and he is 66 years old now and can't work.I can't believe we've worked so hard and wind up like this. Please pray for us. Thank you Sandy6

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soulight

Thank you Sandy , but I hope that doesn't mean you are saying good-bye ! Please let us all know how you are doing. There are many people on Aidpage who care about you. soulight

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sandy6

Dear Soulight, just wanted to wish you well, and say a prayer for you ,for trying to help,Sandy6

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soulight

Thank you ! I hope that you find something that you can use ! soulight

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treacherousbutterfly

I think you have great information and think you chose a very appropiate name for yourself.

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soulight

DON'T TAKE OUT A HOME EQUITY LOAN/REFINANCE A HOUSE UNTIL YOU READ THIS :
HOW ONE FAMILY DESCENDED INTO A NIGHTMARE

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soulight

Many of us get into financial problems because of bad decisions. If you are thinking of refinancing your house in order to pay off your debts , read this first :
FAMILY WHO DESCENDED INTO THE ...

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Builder1

Soulight, What do you mean by "LOSING MUCH INFORMATION FROM MANY OF MY PAGES..." Is this like a technical problem where suddenly some of your content disappears...? Emil

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Your welcome , Wynona R.J. It is my pleasure ! Thank you for the complement ! soulight And freshwater , I like your post too. God Bless you for being a mother of 10. God gave me just one child , and He knew that was enough for me ! :^)You are so right that is OK to fix yourself. Keep it simple ! soulight

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I have just skimmed through out this site,i really feel connected to the needs of so many others that are suffering.I just had a tendency to belittle my own problems,after seeing so many others with problems.I had a self talk ,cause i can't put my self on the back burner any more.I'm a mother of ten,am disabled physically,and emotoinally.I've lived as a fixer most my life,now i have to relize i got to be fixed too.Not a easy thing to put into my mind,finding my limits is awfull.So much i push myself,till i over do it. Its so wonderfull that there is help with every aspect of our lives to have access to from here,this site.God Bless you whom help. freshwater

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soulight

Hi judyrudy The only assistance that I have at the moment is on my dental page , which i believe you have tried. I add more as i find it , so keep checking the dental page ! soulight In case you haven't seen the dental page , the link is below
DENTAL ASSISTANCE PAGE

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