Government organizations in the United States that provide financial assistance to low-income families include the Housing and Urban Development organization and the Child Care and Development Block Grant. Examples of private institutions that provide financial assistance are Salvation Army Family Emergency Services and the American Red Cross.
The Housing and Urban Development organization is a federal program that provides housing vouchers to low-income families so that they can afford their rent and avoid homelessness.
The Child Care and Development Block Grant provides financial assistance to poor families in the form of vouchers for subsidized child care services.
The Salvation Army Family Emergency Services gives families financial assistance to pay their heating, electric and utility bills.
The American Red Cross has programs that give aid to military families and those who are victims of disasters.