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  •  This is true even in my southern town (15+ / 0-)

    United Way or a local community development organization might be able to point to church-based organization, or even to secular assistance. I would look for a "consolidated ministries" organization, Catholics, Episcopalians, one of the mainline Protestant denominations -- Presbyterian USA, United Methodist, Lutheran.

    Depending on where you live, many/most? of these orgs are sensitive to the fact that a significant % of the world is not interested in religion and/or is not Christian. Not all assistance comes with a crucifix or tract attached by any means; just people who know we all need a break at some time in our lives.

    Many blessings and a boatload of good luck to you.

    YES WE DID -- AGAIN. FOUR MORE YEARS.

    by raincrow on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 06:59:41 PM PDT

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    •  Metropolitan Community Church in Hawai'i? (0+ / 0-)

      They are an inclusive-by-design-and-intent denomination, and they DO good works FOR the marginalized, not against them (originally established so gay Christians would have a church to go to).

      I am a leaf on the wind - i hover, twirl, float,
      Weightless, frictionless, I fly

      by chmood on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 07:28:58 AM PDT

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      •  Ooops, you aren't IN Hawai'i, are you? (0+ / 0-)

        I am a leaf on the wind - i hover, twirl, float,
        Weightless, frictionless, I fly

        by chmood on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 07:35:35 AM PDT

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        •  If I were still in Hawai'i (3+ / 0-)
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          I would be on AlohaCare, the state health insurance. It would cover everything. They put me through the process in three days.

          I'd have a monthly stipend. Tiny, but something.

          I would have a disability bus pass that would cost $30 a year, unlimited rides. A monthly commuter pass, when I was last in HI, was $60 a month, and a bargain given fuel prices.

          I had a wonderful social worker who helped me with the system, and who would even give me rides if she thought the bus trip was too long, or if the process on the end of it too triggering.

          But my kids are here.

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          by LoreleiHI on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 10:44:39 AM PDT

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