Here’s how you can get help if you’re without pay in the St. Louis Area
December in the St. Louis area is beautiful, with Christmas lights all over and everyone in the holiday mood, it truly can be the most wonderful time of the year. However, for injured workers all over the area, the holidays are met with uncertainty about how they’ll be able to afford to keep up with the hustle and bustle. What’s worse are injured workers whose claims have been denied, despite the hard work of your attorney at Brunton Law Office. Unfortunately, some claim denials can’t be reversed, which may leave you without the resources you need to get through the winter. With that in mind, here’s a list of a few places you may look for assistance in these times of need.
Friends & Family
It goes without saying; family and friends should be your first option for help if you need it. It may mean swallowing your pride, but it beats wandering the streets in search of food for you and your family. Additionally, you’ll usually be able to receive much greater assistance from someone that knows you versus an assistance program that’s charged with assisting more people than it can.
Utility assistance programs are a great way to find help with vital repairs and maintenance to keep your heating and cooling systems running during this time. Programs like Heat-Up St. Louis provide heating and cooling assistance to those who have trouble paying their bills due to injury, hardship, and more. This program, and others like it, may be able to help you get through until you can return to work or find another form of income.
If you’re unable to buy food, the only option for you is to find a food bank or food pantry. Access may be limited based on your situation, the size of your family, supply at that specific food bank, and much more. Visit St. Louis Area Food Bank’s website for more details about where you can receive support or how you can get involved.