Resources

Here is a list of resources to help you out with financial aid for utilities in Los Angeles, unemployment issues, food banks/pantries, free tax preparation, volunteer opportunities and suicide prevention.  I have also included suggested readings and movies.


Introduction to Unemployment Insurance http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=1466

Unemployed Friends/USA http://unemployed-friends.forumotion.com/

Unemployed Friends/Californiahttp://unemployed-friends.forumotion.com/california-f8/

California Unemployment Office http://www.edd.ca.gov/default.htm

Suicide Prevention http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Tax Preparation  http://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/

Food Banks & Pantries/USA http://feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx

More Food Banks & Pantries/USA http://foodpantries.org/

Food Banks/California http://www.cafoodbanks.org/

Food Pantry/Los Angeles http://www.jfsla.org/sova

Referrals (via United Way & AIRS) for food, housing, employment, health care and counseling http://www.211search.org/

More Referrals (via Unemployment Lifeline) http://www.unemploymentlifeline.com/

Los Angeles Dept. of Water & Power Low Income Application http://www.promptserviceappliance.com/Articles/General/Extras/ladwp0-low-income-rate-information.pdf

Southern California Gas Company Low Income Assistance  http://www.socalgas.com/assistance/liheap/
                                                                                                           Volunteer in Your Community  http://wevegottimetohelp.org/projects/
                                                                                                            Unemployment and Other Statistics, Courtesy of Portal Seven
                                                                                                           SUGGESTED READINGS & VIDEOS
Over 50 and Out of Work  http://www.overfiftyandoutofwork.com/

                                                                                                                            “Out of Work? Out of Luck.”  http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/2-16-11.cfm

Missing Workers:  4.9 Million Out of Work and Forgotten. by Lila Shapiro/Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/04/missing-workers-44-millio_n_818314.html

“The Rise of the New Global Elite.by Chrystia Freeland http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/01/the-rise-of-the-new-global-elite/8343/1/

The Economic Case for Unemployment Insurance.”  http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2010/11/retail_ui.html

Learned Helplessness: a Theory for the Age of Personal Control. by Christopher Peterson, Steven F. Maier, Martín E. P. Seligman         A bit clinical, this book explains the effects on the psyche of repeatedly being told No.” As in sending out hundreds of resumes and not receiving a single response.  Click the link for an excerpt: http://books.google.com/books?id=7R0MQklgGcwC&printsec=frontcover&dq=learned+helplessness&hl=en&ei=zWwxTce9J466sQOChYWtBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCcQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

SUGGESTED MOVIES

Matewan” 1987 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093509/

Harlan County, USA 1976  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074605/

Norma Rae” 1979  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079638/

The Grapes of Wrath 1940  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032551/

Bread and Roses 2000 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0212826/

Salt of the Earth 1954  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt004744

TAKE ACTION

Occupy Wall Street  http://www.adbusters.org/campaigns/occupywallstreet  

Occupy LA  http://www.facebook.com/occupyLA

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One response to “Resources

  1. John1155

    Very nice site!

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