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my friend needs help asap

sorri im not used to doin this..i earased this previous post by accident..

ok my friend is considered legally blind in 1 eye an is going blind in the other..
she has 3 girls..1 away @college..1 is autistic..1 an senior in hs school..
ok she get SSi for her an her autistic daughter..
her electricity has been cut off for last 3 mons..we both have called several churches in our area..they have said they will help but after a weer or so they dont have the resources to help her...i cant help myself cause im currently not working myself..i dont know where else to tell her to go...
and yes im serious we have tried so many churches an a few charity everybody is saying they are out of money right now..
we live in MD..thx for any advice


Asked by FreeSpriT4eva at 2:35 PM on Aug. 25, 2010 in General Parenting

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    The ELECTRIC UNIVERSAL SERVICE PROGRAM (EUSP) is a state program that is administered by the Department of Human Resources to assist eligible low-income electric customers with their electric bills. Assistance is available whether you are an active customer or you are currently without service. Eligible electric customers may receive help in three ways:

    1.Help to pay current electric bills;
    2.Help to pay past due electric bills; and,
    3.Help with energy efficiency measures to reduce future electric bills.
    For information contact the Local Home Energy Programs Office in your area, or call 1-800-352-1446. (For the hearing impaired, 1-800-925-4434). An Application for Assistance can also be had on the Downloadable Applications and Brochures page of this web site.


    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 2:37 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Call the local DFCS office, they always know where to turn for resources. Also try

    Good luck!

    Answer by Memigen at 2:37 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • local dept of family services...they can refer you to other agencies too if they cannot help.

    try caling the electric company, let them know there is a disabled person in the home, maybe they will trun it back on, or work something out with her.


    Answer by virginiamama71 at 2:38 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Why isn't the oldest staying at home and helping?

    Because she's in college. It would be kind-hearted of her to stay and help her family but she shouldn't HAVE to jeopardize her future. I'm sure he mother wants her to stay in college so she doesn't end up like that.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:48 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • what about the salvation army?


    Answer by virginiamama71 at 2:52 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • It seems that someone should be able to help. I bet that amount is including their disconnect fees and such. I know our electric company is brutal! Maybe if she contacts the autism society, her service coordinator could help her. (They might at least be able to tell her who to call or pull some strings). That is a large sum to owe, that is probably why no one can help. Perhaps she could contact the media and they might could get the ball rolling. GL

    Answer by Austinsmom35 at 5:35 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • thx virginiamama we tried that but they say that her bill is too high..its 2300 not sure y its so high..but they will only turn it back on if she gives them 1500 of the 2300..she has gotten a eviction letter from her rental office cause of worried cause she is a insulin diabetic an stressing i was told that stress can affect ur sugar level..

    Comment by FreeSpriT4eva (original poster) at 2:44 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Gailll..thats a question i allways ask myself..sometmx i think she doesnt want to b bothered or ashamed..shes in college way out in FL which is to dang on far away...which her mom is n debt with the banks so she could go to college out there...
    she does get 150 in foodstamps for the dd thats in hs..her an the autistic one get SSI so they cant recieve foodstamps anyways

    Comment by FreeSpriT4eva (original poster) at 2:51 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • honestly it never crossed my mind cause i didnt know they did it..but i will i will tell her when i talk to her.....

    Comment by FreeSpriT4eva (original poster) at 3:01 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • i have no idea sorry

    Answer by babie113 at 6:05 PM on Aug. 25, 2010