All families share some basic needs. For example, every family needs enough income to take care of basic living expenses, pay debts, save money, and build assets. Access to education, training and well-paying employment opportunities is important, as is access to safe, affordable, and reliable banking and financial services.
If you are dealing with financial stress, this section provides information about many resources that may be able to help. It covers topics like health insurance, mental health services, and child support enforcement. It also has information about basic supports like heating assistance and food assistance that can help your family weather a temporary crisis.