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Here’s Where to Start When You Need to Find Help to Pay Bills

When you realize that you need to look for assistance to help pay your bills, you may be feeling a lot of emotions like being overwhelmed, anxious, embarrassed, worried, alone, frustrated, depressed, helpless, etc., etc., etc. And on and on it goes.

Join the club. You are in good company. Not that that makes you feel any better, but just know that you are not alone in your struggles.

Let me share your burden and help you get off to a quick start to find help.

First of all, know that there are many agencies, organizations and charities that help to pay bills. That’s the good news.

The bad news is that there are so many more people needing help in today’s economy that funds are getting depleted before they can help everyone that needs their help.


So, you need to know where you are most likely to get the assistance that you need and get it quickly.

Here are some places to start when you need to find help to pay bills:


The Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

  • The list of services of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) is endless.
  • No work of charity is foreign to the Society.
  • Their mission is to do whatever they can to help you.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The Society of SVDP is an international charitable organization. Their work is done on a local level by small groups of volunteers known as a Conference. Not all areas have a Conference. Call a Catholic Church close to you to find out if there is a SVDP Conference in your area. (You do not need to be Catholic to get help.) You will probably need to leave them a message (remember they volunteer their time to help you) and they will get back to you, often within 24 hours or less.

Catholic Charities

  • Their motto is “Give people a leg up when life has knocked them down.”
  • Catholic Charities is not a church. It is an organization that is dedicated to helping people in need.
  • They help anyone in need regardless of their religious, social or economic background.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Catholic Charities is the largest private network of social service organizations in the United States. Their network consists of more than 1,700 Catholic Charities agencies and institutions nationwide providing help and creating hope for millions of people of all faiths every year. Call a Catholic Church close to you to find a Catholic Charities Agency in your area. (You do not need to be Catholic to get help.) Availability of services may vary by location.

Community Action Agencies

  • Community Action Agencies (CAAs) are nonprofit private and public organizations that help people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency
  • There are approximately 1,000 Community Action Agencies that cover 96 percent of the nation’s counties.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Because each Community Action Agency is governed locally, each provides a different mix of services. You can call (202) 265-7546 for information, or, Go to www.communityactionpartnership.com, Click on “About Us”, Click on “Links” to take you to a map. Click on your state to find a CAA in your area.


Times are tough for everyone right now. And that includes Agencies and Organizations. Many organizations and agencies are facing major challenges trying to be of help because the need is so great.

When you are back on your feet, help them out as much as you can. Donate what you can to help others facing the same kind of challenges you are facing. You know what it is like.

Pass it on. This is how we all help each other.


I am a Registered Nurse and have been helping people for over 30 years

Throughout the years I have become acutely aware of the emotional toll on people facing financial difficulties, and the challenges they have trying to find help when they need it most desperately.

I had often wished that there was a single source where people could go, to find out where to look for help and learn how to access it – quickly and easily. I could never find it.

That’s why I now research information and make it available for you in an organized, easy-to-use format on my blog @ www.FindHelpToPayBills.wordpress.com

Pat McMann

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  1. October 2, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    i need help with bills i have 4 kids dont want to be homeless my # 573-270-5688

  2. Casper mcdaniel
    March 14, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    I am a disabled veteran not receiving any pension with kidney failure and a bad back and diabetes. i am two months behind in rent because of high gas bills plus high utilities have to pay two because of budget plan already received eviction notice the rent is 500 Dollars a month i hav two disabled brothers who liv with me we ned help right away

  3. October 25, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    I am a single disabled mother that has no in come in despert need of a car.I had a tornato hit my home and no insurance trying to get it repaired with no insurance black mold is in there and making me and kid ill.REALLY need some help PLEASE

  4. Sheila Blair
    October 25, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    I am disable and have no iin come been scraping by till i get SSi if ever.A tree fell on my home distroying my bed room I tryed to get help from FEMA but so little and not enought to repair it .I have no home insurance. black mold is growing and I have lung problem,s and feel sick all the time My son that that is 10 has been sick alot to .So till i get this resolved he is at his dad,sI am also having problems paying my utilies I pray you can give me direction to resolve my problem,s GOD BLESS YOU

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