How to $ave when you’re broke and unemployed!

If you’re unemployed, a student or single parent it’s not that easy to save money or pay for vital services.  However, there are so many resources out there designed to help those going through financial hardship.  Only problem is, that it’s hard to find this information, especially if you don’t have a mobile phone or internet service in the comfort of your own home.

With that in mind, I am striving to compile a complete list of support services where you can get a free hot meal, legal advice, good quality clothes, furniture, food parcels, laundry services, health care and more if you are unemployed or on a low income.

Please click (and print) this Welfare Assistance link to access services for the Sydney area.  If you’re not in Sydney, please have a look anyway, because there are some large, global organisations listed here, even smaller non-profits, that may be in your area, too.  For example, if you are unemployed and need a smart outfit for a job interview, I have Dressed for Success listed in my link above, but I know they also have an office in New York City and worldwide, so just have a try and you never know what you’ll find in your area – one thing leads to another.  Also, walk into your local community centre, see what brochures they have, which can then lead to further information and more links to support in your area.

I will be updating this list above regularly, so if you have anything to add or find an organisation no longer exists or their location has changed, please let me know and I will update this data.

I am hoping to do more of these for other cities/countries, so let me know what support services you have in your area as I strive to compile similar lists, globally.

Peace, love and happiness xo

First blog post

First blogs. So exciting. So positive. So bringing on writer’s block! But with such an important topic, writer’s block or not, these words need to get out, one way or another.

Well, what better way to start my first blog, and rise above my writer’s block than by keeping the default Title on my WordPress free post page.  I have to apologise and explain.  You see, my writers block is coming from different directions.

One, I am an introvert, somewhat fearful of digital technology.  I’m soooo  out of my comfort zone writing on the internet, but I am taking the advice of all those life coaches and motivational speakers who advise doing just that.  So, here I am . . .

Secondly, there is so much I want to say and so many mothers I want to help in any way I can, that my fingers want to go in different directions on my keyboard to give everything I’ve got right here, right now.  There is so much I know now, that I wished I knew before I did the bolt from my (self proclaimed) psychopathic husband.  I wish I knew what I know now, when I was having the very first twinkling of needing to split, before I thought open communication in a marriage would conquer all.  It can be the complete opposite.  Open communication can kill you or come very close.

There is so much help out there if you know where to find it, and it can save your life and/or your children’s life.

Thirdly, I want to share my personal story to help other women see what direction they are heading in, to warn mothers to safeguard themselves for their sake and children’s sake, to help women see past their ‘now’ and have the knowledge and confidence to become self sufficient,   collecting a strong support network to help them through any new directions in their life, how to be a better self, mother, provider, adviser.  But to do that I will have to consciously face my nightmares of the past, and the slow but sure progression to being me again.

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