Working America has launched a web site for unemployed workers. Called Unemployment Lifeline, it’s a central place to find resources in your community, navigate government benefits, learn about legal resources, get support from others, and more. I thought the resource search section looked especially useful, with searchable information on unemployment compensation, nutritional assistance, utility assistance, emergency medical assistance. Working America is a political advocacy and community organizing group, so it has activist links as well, but it looks like a solid choice even for those who are just interested in its resources.
Today’s mitzvah: The NYT recently ran an article about how those with jobs can help friends who have lost their jobs. See Johnson Jots for details and a link, and think about what you can do to help. Or if you need help, check out Unemployment Lifeline.