Additional Links

Name Phone No. Website Description
Internal Revenue Service Information regarding federal income tax laws
Cnn Money Reports News reports on current financial issues.
Bankrate A great resource for online calculators and financial advice.
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Credit Bureaus
   - Experian
   - Trans Union
   - Equifax

These are the three major credit reporting agencies in the United States.
eCredable 888-732-7337 Take advantage of your Alternative Credit history. You can control what's in your credit report, and who sees it.
Do Not Call Registry 888-382-1222 Register your phone number on the Do Not Call Registry to be removed from telemarketing lists.
Opt-Out Prescreen 888-567-8688
TDD: 877-730-4105 Opt-Out Prescreen enables consumers to opt out of receiving credit card applications and offers in the mail. Registration is active for five years.
Name Phone No. Website Description
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) 888-687-2277 AARP is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.
Loan Modification Scam Alert 888-995-4673 The Loan Modification Scam Alert is an online resource where seniors can learn how to spot mortgage scams and how to report them.
Benefits Check Up: National Council on the Aging n/a The Benefits Check Up website houses an online directory where seniors can locate and enroll in programs to help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health care and other needs.
Name Phone No. Website Description
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD Counseling Line) 800-569-4287 HUD's website is a comprehensive resource for buying and selling homes, consumer rights and help for the homeless.
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. 800-624-4298 Working with a national network of 2,500 non-profit partners, Enterprise creates opportunities for affordable homes, safer streets and access to jobs and childcare.
Hope Now 888-995-HOPE (4673) Hope Now represents a group of lenders, housing counselors and others who are available to help homeowners struggling with their mortgage payments.
Making Home Affordable n/a Making Home Affordable is a federal program aimed at curbing foreclosures. It offers modifications and refinances to qualified homeowners, as well as localized resources.
Name Phone No. Website Description
Career One Stop Centers 877-872-5627 Operated by the U.S. Department of Labor, regional offices of Career One Stop provide resources and training programs to individuals facing serious barriers to employment.
Name Phone No. Website Description
Feeding America Food Bank Network 800-771-2303 Feeding America is the nation's largest charitable hunger-relief organization. Its 200+ member food banks and food-rescue organizations serve all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) 800-221-5689
703-305-2062 FNS offers resources and advice on good nutrition and food shopping. Information on food stamp services is also available.
Government and NGOs
Name Phone No. Website Description
Small Business Association 800-827-5722 An independent agency of the Federal government to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small business concerns.
National Humane Society 202-452-1100 A resource for local agencies, and other organizations that helps to protect, feed and provide health care for unwanted pets, and other animals. 800-333-4636 is the official benefits website for the U.S. government. It contains information on more than 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.
2-1-1 United Way 211 Spearheaded by the United Way and the Alliance for Information and Referral Systems, 2-1-1 is a telephone number that connects consumers with community services.
Bankruptcy & Legal Aid
Name Phone No. Website Description
American Bar Association (ABA) n/a The ABA provides an index of lawyers and law firms categorized by location and practice. Click on "Public Resources," then "Find Legal Help".
Find Law n/a Find Law provides a lawyer search in addition to detailed information about legal issues like bankruptcy, family law and employment law.
National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) n/a NACA is a non-profit association of lawyers committed to promoting justice for consumers. Its members represent those victimized by fraudulent, abusive and predatory business practices.
Health & Medical
Name Phone No. Website Description n/a A federal government website designed to help people find insurance, learn about prevention, compare care quality and understand the new healthcare law.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 877-267-2323 The CMS website offers detailed information on Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Plan).
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 877-696-6775 The HHS is the federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 800-232-4636 The CDC provides information to enhance health decisions, and it promotes health through partnerships with state governments and other organizations. 877-543-7669 provides information on free and low-cost health insurance for children up to age 18.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) 888-477-2669 The PPA helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free.
Needy Meds n/a Needy Meds helps consumers locate patient assistance programs in their respective states. It also offers valuable coupons and discount cards to assist with cost reductions on medications.
Foundation for Health Coverage Education (FHCE) 800-234-1317 The FHCE offers resources to help consumers find health insurance coverage.
Mental Health & Addiction
Name Phone No. Website Description
National Institute of Mental Health (NIH) 866-615-6464 The NIH is the largest scientific organization worldwide dedicated to researching the understanding, treatment and prevention of mental disorders.
National Mental Health Information Center (NMHIC) 800-789-2647 NMHIC was developed as a resource for users of mental health services and their families, the general public, policy makers, providers and the media.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255 Suicide Awareness Voices Education operates the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. The organization offers 24/7 phone counseling to individuals in a suicide crisis.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 212-870-3400 AA is a twelve-step program for men and women who wish to stop drinking alcohol.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) 818-773-9999 Modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous, NA is a twelve-step program for recovery from drug addiction.
Gamblers Anonymous 888-424-3577 Gamblers Anonymous is a twelve-step program for problem gamblers.
Student Loans
Name Phone No. Website Description
US Department of Education n/a A federal government website designed to help people find information on financial aid, student loans, educational grants and much more.
Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project n/a The National Consumer Law Center's Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project educates borrowers and their families about options and rights related to student loans.