Help Yourself Now: A Practical Guide to Finding the Information and Assistance You Need
By: Jan Yager
How to find help for any situation. Although we live in the age of information and everyone is bombarded with potential sources of help, sifting through those possibilities can be a chore. This is where Help Yourself comes in! With this useful reference, author Jan Yager provides an overview of the various situations that most people have to navigate, from calling customer service or reporting a crime to finding credible and reliable information about a business, health, or legal concern. Each chapter includes a brief discussion of an issue, potential scenarios, and listings of relevant national and international organizations. Yager also instructs readers on researching state agencies, so they can contact appropriate organizations closer to home. Important topics of discussion include: Health insurance, Personal finances, Housing assistance, Employment services, Family planning, K–12 education, College selection and funding, Small business development, Legal services, Crime victim resources, Substance abuse, Emergency preparedness, And more.