Agency Arms Social Workers and Counselors with Hotlines for Families in Financial Crisis

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Social Workers, ministries, and family counselors can now receive a free list of national help hotlines, to help families in financial trouble. CareConnect USA has designed the list as a handy insert for dayplanners and resource books.

Social Workers, ministries, and family counselors can now receive a free list of national help hotlines, to help families in financial trouble. CareConnect USA has designed the list as a handy insert for dayplanners and resource books. The hotlines have received high marks at NASW conferences.

“My heart breaks for my clients in a financial crisis. I always I wish I could do more,” says Joan Wall, a family therapist. “It’s difficult to focus on behavioral issues when clients are beleaguered with money troubles. If I can help a family reduce their monthly bills, or catch up missed payments, I can provide more effective counseling.” Designed as an insert for dayplanners used extensively by counselors, the hotline list is a quick reference for financial assistance and relief.

“It's so easy to access,” says Ruth Hoskins a social worker specializing in critical incident and stress management. ”Now when I have a client with money troubles, I can refer to my list in a snap. I mention and give away the hotlines at all my trainings.”

It’s no secret that people with money problems, are often headed for other troubles. According to Reeta Wolfsohn, CMSW, founder of the Center for Financial Social Work, financial circumstances significantly impact emotional stability. Men and women with debt, or no/low assets, are at far greater risk for work and relationship problems, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, abuse and divorce. The resource is one more tool to bridge the gap between need and help.

NATIONAL FAMILY RELIEF HOTLINES

Child Support Enforcement Hotline ……(DHHS) (877) 696-6775

Day Care Payment Assistance Hotline…………………… (800) 424-2246

Mortgage Payment Assistance……………………………………… (800) 750-8656

Debt Relief Hotline …………………………………………………………… (800) 291-1042

Free Bankruptcy Advice Hotline ………………………… … (800) 379-0985

Discount Prescription Hotline ………………………………… (800) 291-1206

CareConnect USA provides the hotline inserts free of charge. They are designed to fit both large and small day planners, with holes punched for binding. They also fit into a 3-ring binder for office resource books. To request inserts, visit http://www.careconnectusa.org or call (800) 291-1068.

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