Healthcare and Financial Aid

The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics provides a range of medical, dental, pharmacy, vision and behavioral health services to economically disadvantaged Americans. Their website can also help find a free or charitable clinic near you that provides meals, companionship and safety checks to seniors and others with mobility issues.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance connects uninsured or underinsured patients to over 475 public and private assistance programs that provide free or low-cost prescription drugs.

The Simple Dollar – Treating addiction can be costly for both those seeking help as well as their loved ones. With 30-day inpatient programs costing upwards of $25,000, the path to recovery can feel out of reach to some.

They have created a comprehensive guide to help readers combat the high costs of recovery. Our guide includes financing options, the factors that determine program costs, and even has a section on how to rebuild credit after treatment.

Dental Lifeline Network provides donated dental services. They will connect you with a dentist who will make up a treatment plan for you.

1-800-Charity Carsprovides donated vehicles for free to a wide array of individuals. The list of those they help includes the “medically needy.”

Social Security’s Ticket to Work program provides work opportunities to people on disability.

This Google search page has information on dozens of programs that offer free lifeline cell phones.

Healthcare Bluebook helps consumers save money on medical expenses — everything from drugs to surgery to x-rays — by giving them access to a nationwide database that estimates a “fair price” for whatever they’re paying for.

Healthfinder is a U.S. government website where you can apply for Medicare and patient assistance programs that offer free or discounted medications.

Meditianment is an online guided meditation designed to make your pain seem less important. The initial 21-minute trial is free.

Information and Education

The National Health Information Centerhas an extensive list of toll free hotlines for information on medical conditions.

PubMed allows you to search for published research studies involving treatments and medications.

Vitals is a search engine that can help you find a doctor with a specific specialty anywhere in the United States, along with patient reviews.

RateMDs has patient reviews of over a million physicians and health facilities, including some outside the United States.

Healthgrades uses an extensive database and patient reviews to rate doctors based on their experience, complication rates at the hospitals where they practice, and patient satisfaction.

Surgeon Scorecard was developed by ProPublica to rate surgeons who perform eight common elective procedures, including spinal fusions, knee replacements, and hip replacements.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has a database that reveals if your doctor received money from a drug maker or medical device company for consulting, travel expenses, meals, research and promotional services. Pharmaceutical companies pay doctors billions of dollars each year and only recently started providing information about this widespread practice.

Iodine has been called the “Yelp of Medicine.” Basically, it’s website that uses patient reviews to rate the quality, efficacy and side effects of prescription drugs, including opioid painkillers.

Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the ABIM Foundation to educate patients and providers about wasteful or unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures. If your doctor recommends a particular treatment, you can search a database to see if it is appropriate for your condition.

Counseling and Hotlines

PsychCentralhas a list of hotlines available 24 hours a day that can help you with whatever assistance you need, from substance abuse to domestic violence issues.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline links crisis centers across the United States into one national chat network that provides emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services.

Suicide.orghas a listing of suicide hotlines by state.

The Samaritansis a hotline that offers emotional support to people dealing with every kind of problem, including illness, trauma and loss.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a webpage that can help you find a drug abuse or mental health treatment facility near you. is a community-supported website. Helping Women Understand Men Better… This is an excellent resource on How To Move On From A Relationship  (18 Effective Ways) and much more.

Men’s & Women’s Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence

If Assaulted call 911, go to closest Police Station or Emergency Room


Joyful Heart Foundation  has provided support to the National Assault Hotline for since 1994 Many other services are provided and available in English & Spanish

National Domestic Hotline Resources/Support  24/7  1-800-799-7233   Live Chat Daily from 7am-2am Central Standard Time  1-800-787-3224

1 in 6   Supports Male Survivors of Sexual Assault as a Child or an Adult  

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Basic info about children with Lyme disease 

Gestational Lyme disease

Lymeparents online support group 

LymeAid4Kids–Financial assistance for Lyme treatment for those under age 21.

Lymelight Foundation–financial assistance for Lyme treatment for children and young adults through age 25.

LivLyme Foundation–Financial grants for children with Lyme disease (under 21).

When Your Child Has Lyme Disease: A Parent’s Survival Guide (book) by Sandra Berenbaum and Dorothy Kupcha Leland.

Healthy Mom Best Prescription for Healthy Baby (The Lyme Times)


How to protect yourself from ticks

What do you do if you get a tick bite?


National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs: A coalition of programs that document and advocate for victims of anti-LGBT and anti-HIV/AIDS violence/harassment, domestic violence, sexual assault, police misconduct and other forms of victimization. Site has a list of local anti-violence programs and publications. Hotline: 212.714.1141


LGBTQ+ Therapist Directories

  • AGLP: The Association of LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists has been advocating on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community for more than 40 years. You can search for a psychiatrist in your area using the organization’s Referrals page, even filtering the results by gender identity and race.
  • The Gay Therapy Center is a community of highly qualified LGBTQ+ therapists. You can schedule a free 15-minute consultation, which will help match you with a therapist for individual or couples counseling, either in office or online.
  • The National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network is committed to “advancing healing justice by transforming mental health for queer and trans POC,” according to its website. The mental health directory allows you to search for a practitioner in your area.
  • Pride Counseling is an online therapy tool for the LGBTQ+ community. Fill out a survey, and you’ll be matched with a licensed therapist, whom you can communicate with via phone, video, and messaging.
  • Inclusive Therapists helps connect marginalized communities with culturally competent care. Search for a therapist near you – filtering by specialty, insurances accepted, and more – or complete a form to be matched with a therapist based on your needs.

LGBTQ+ Mental Health Information and Support

  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness summarizes the unique challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community and provides a list of resources, as well as a step-by-step guide for finding the right therapist.
  • The LGBT National Help Center offers free and confidential peer support for LGBTQ+ youth, including hotlines, chat rooms, and a database of local resources.
  • The Human Rights Campaign has a list of mental health resources for queer and trans BIPOC, including questions to ask when trying to find an identity-affirming therapist.
  • The Trevor Project is the “world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people,” according to its website. Counselors are available 24/7, and you can also make connections using TrevorSpace, an online international community for LGBTQ+ young people ages 13-24.
  • The National Center For Transgender Equality advocates for policies that signal a deeper understanding and acceptance of trans folks. The organization offers a number of resources, including information on how to access health care and simple ways to take action.
  • Trans Lifeline offers emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis. All operators are trans or nonbinary, and law enforcement or emergency services will only be called at your request.

Mental Health Resources

ADDitude Magazine

New Method Wellness

Addiction Rehab Treatment


D’Amore Mental Health

Addiction Rehab 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

International Bipolar Foundation

Mental Health America

National Institute of Mental Health

National Institute on Aging

1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Press 1, Veterans Crisis Line USA
Press 2, Se Habla Español
LifeLine Chat
Text 741-741 Crisis Chat (LGBTQ Youth)
1-866-488-7386 (24/7/365)
TrevorChat (7 days/week from 3PM–10PM ET / noon–3PM PT)
TrevorText — text START to 678-678 (Mon–Fri, 3PM–10PM ET / noon–3PM PT)

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation ( Awards grants for scientific research. Keep up to date on latest research

International Bipolar Foundation ( Bipolar research. Care and support resources for individuals and caregivers. Erase stigma through education. US government mental health resources and information. (MHA): Address needs of those living with mental illness. Promote mental health.

National Alliance on Mental Illness ( Build better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

National Institute of Mental Health ( Federal agency for research on mental disorders.

NeedyMeds.org1-800-503-6897. Educates and empowers those seeking affordable healthcare.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ( Reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Pain Support


U.S. Pain Foundation

Pain Connection

Living Despite Pain

PainPathways Magazine

Beyond My Battle

Addiction Resources

 SouthJersey Recovery

Addiction Center

Recovery Ohio

Addiction Rehab Treatment,


Local Non Profit Addiction Treatment Directory

Addiction Find Rehab Clinics In Your Area

Recovery.Org Find Addiction Treatment Near You

Rehab Centers Nation Wide (Insurance Specific)

Help – Addiction Information

Drug Abuse Resources for Parents

SMART Recovery.Org – Self Management and Recovery Training

PTSD/Suicide Prevention

Veterans Crisis Line1-800-273-8255 press 1

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255

1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Press 1, Veterans Crisis Line USA
Press 2, Se Habla Español
LifeLine Chat


Autism/Spectrum Resources

Parenting/Child Welfare/Teens/Young Adults


Elder Care