Consider Public Assistance
Depending upon your family size and whether or not you have a working spouse, you may be eligible for public assistance programs such as SNAP benefits, WIC, Medicaid, or LIHEAP. Even though you might feel a bit embarrassed by your current circumstances, don't be afraid to make use of whatever resources are available. When used properly, these programs can help provide the assistance you need to get back on your feet.
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