A young homeless mother with a toddler recently asked how to find help. It was February and very cold. Help is available in these economic ups and downs, and with the right information, you can find it quickly. No child in America should be homeless. Share this word with others.
Wherever you are located, find the local social services referral network, which has been called CalVac, FirstLink, Helping Hands, and other names in Franklin County Ohio.
If you have a cell phone, can borrow one, or can get to a payphone (which are dwindling in numbers in the USA), dial O for Operator, answer the question about your city and state, then ask for the number of the social services referral network in your city. If the operator does not understand, tell him or her that you have children and are homeless, are in trouble, and need help. Ask what emergency agency can help you. You should receive a toll-free number to the social services network. Call them and ask for help.
See the complete listing below of resources, how-tos, and hotlines.