While the AICPA Benevolent Fund provides short-term general financial assistance, members may benefit from additional support such as financial planning, mental health resources, legal advice or general local information. Check out the following resources as you navigate a personal hardship.
The AICPA offers a variety of resources for many transitions in life. The Financial Literacy Resource Center provides a directory to search for a Professional Financial Specialist (PFS) near you.
The AICPA’s 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy offers a volunteer panel of CPAs/PFSs--known as the Money Doctor. The program is offered as a public service and is designed to provide information to consumers on basic financial planning issues.
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling’s (NFCC) mission is to help all Americans gain control over their finances.
Designed to connect AICPA members and aspiring CPAs to state CPA societies, and boards of accountancy the state and local resources and information center provides links to key areas of accountancy.
The Association’s Global Career Hub connects accounting professionals to their next career opportunity and employers searching for the best accounting talent.
Mental health resources
If you do not have a health professional who is able to assist you, check out U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for more information on resources to help yourself and those you around you.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7 treatment referral and information service.
2-1-1 Services is a free, confidential service that connects you with a specialist in your area who can help you find services and resources including Shelter/Housing options, Utilities Assistance, Food Programs, etc.
LawHelp helps people find free local legal aid programs, answers questions about legal rights and provides legal forms.
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