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How can I help people without money?

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Last Updated: 09/17/2019 at 5:40am
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Elaine Kish, LMSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist

My goal is to treat clients with respect and compassion. I am a supportive, strengths-based therapist with experience in treating mood disorders, grief, and trauma.

Top Rated Answers
redapple1107
September 23rd, 2015 1:00pm
Helping people doesn't have to require money. Being here to listen and give support over powers the most.
Anonymous
September 30th, 2015 8:51am
You can volunteer at homeless shelters and such, you can even just talk to someone who has no money, theyll appreciate it
BelievesinYou
October 22nd, 2015 6:26am
You can help people without money. You can give them emotional support and help them get through their troubles.
Anonymous
October 22nd, 2015 8:14pm
You can help people simply by being there, and listening. People don't always need financial help, they need comfort and compassion. They just need company sometimes.
tammy0hopeisreal
October 22nd, 2015 11:33pm
Money can be such a frustrating factor in this world--it dictates pretty much our whole entire life--our physical health, education, etc. The emotional benefit of money can be equivalent to having people to lean on. Being a good support system for someone--being a person someone can rant to, vent to, etc. is still nice. Although you wouldn't be able to help them as much as you'd ideally want to, someone knowing that you care is really nice and thoughtful.
BunnyKiss
October 23rd, 2015 8:03pm
Just be there ! Money doesn't buy you happiness, but if someone needs a bit of help on a bad day, I can recommend just giving them a hug, and letting them know that you love them and care about them, and that can brighten up someones day so much.
zaix
October 25th, 2015 3:38am
You can donate to charities that help support the people who need the help. It's the best way to help them
Anonymous
November 6th, 2015 3:25pm
Money is not always what people desires .. But a good friend and a support system too .. And the good news is we are here to exactly help you emotionally ..:)
Willowtm
November 27th, 2015 7:45am
You can help people without money by being there for them. It is slightly more difficult, but it is generally more satisfying as well. Often people appreciate simple caring remarks and gestures, snd simply talking to someone can be a huge help to them provided tbat you do si kindly. Money can not buy everything, and this is particularly true in the case of human being's hearts, where a caring other person can buy it over often quite easily. In short, simply do what you can to show your support.
Anonymous
November 28th, 2015 3:46am
There are numerous ways to help without money, mainly volunteer work. Whether it be at a homeless shelter, or it be at a soup kitchen, you're not spending your money, you're showing your support, and you're helping people less fortunate than you. Money is materialistic and can always be made, Whereas the people you help, are a blessing and they're one of a kind.
nickname2001
November 29th, 2015 2:04am
Be their friend :) Help them when they need it, but try not to make them feel bad for always taking things from you.
Daydreamer7
November 29th, 2015 4:35pm
Money is not the only medium of support. Think of us listeners, we're not having any kind of monetary exchange here, We're here solely to help people, provide comfort, lend an eager ear to a fellow human's troubles. Money is just a medium of exchange, it does play a crucial role but then, it cannot buy happiness or love.
Bazinga88
November 29th, 2015 6:19pm
Often giving someone your time can be extremely helpful. People may need to be simply heard or help in another way.
Anonymous
December 4th, 2015 1:31am
Possibly refer them to a friendly source that can be of help or tell them what would make things better
naturalSky14
December 5th, 2015 7:16pm
I think it's really great that you want to get out and help people! And, you can definitely help people without having to spend money! Maybe you could try volunteering somewhere local that supports a cause you care about. You can ask around at local non-profits and see if they have any ways you could volunteer there. Most organizations wouldn't turn down offers to help out! :) again, I think it's so wonderful that you want to help people. I wish there were more people out there with your thoughtfulness.
Anonymous
December 29th, 2015 4:08am
Listening, babysitting (or other time-saving helpfulness). crafting thoughtful gifts.. anything so they know they are being thought of warmly
DiamonddogLikesNutella
May 30th, 2016 5:24pm
You can talk to them or try to give them advice. It all depends on the situation they are in, try to put yourself in theiir shoes and understand their situation.
sarahsaurus14
May 31st, 2016 7:32pm
Compassion- try to do a good dead everyday, even just holding the lift for someone, or complimenting how a person looks, as these little things will make huge impacts on people's days
MartyFox
October 10th, 2016 6:57pm
Search for a reliable charity program or gofundme campaigns. Also helping at places where free food is provided is already a great help! You're wonderful for being interested in the people around you and their problems.
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PRUNE4BEE
August 21st, 2015 10:39am
Donations! And also means to which they can accumilate money themselves. Opportunites. Enable them to think and make decisions for themselves that will aid them financially
TamaHawk
August 21st, 2015 8:11pm
I try to live in the moment only keeping future obligations or financial commitments briefly on my mind, not constantly looming over me on every decision that I make.
PoliteOcean
August 21st, 2015 10:11pm
You can always offer to help in your own way by offering any available services or skill that you might have or provide. You can also have them research available help in their area for places that can help provide assistance for no cost. There are places that can help such as United Way, Salvation Army and Goodwill to name a few.
MusicMajor
August 21st, 2015 10:11pm
Money is not a thing that is needed when it comes to helping people! A huge thing that will help people is just to be there for them. Let them talk to you and support them! Also, you can always ask what they would really want/need from you. I think that these are some great few first steps! "\ml/"
R3ds
August 23rd, 2015 10:10pm
By supporting them emotionally if you can, You can also help yourself make money so when you have it you can help others.
Anonymous
August 27th, 2015 11:04am
You can donate to charities, help out with community service work, volunteer at homeless shelters, pack lunches for the poor... there are hundreds of ways to help those less fortunate!
JustCallMeAce
August 30th, 2015 10:42am
Well you can help them feel better about themselves by just complimenting them about anything, or just talking to them, because i mean who doesn't love talking?
PeaceForYou
August 30th, 2015 4:06pm
Just being there for someone can make a huge difference. Being there to listen to them, talk with them and offer any advice that may be needed. If the problem is money based, then giving them ideas could also be helpful.
Amourelle
September 6th, 2015 4:34pm
Why would you need money to help people ? Thats being selfish and showing that you only care about the amount you pay rather the advice you give. You should be able to do things without having to pay for . Now ask yourself are you really going to wait to get payed while someone wants to end there life no right ? So why don't you help people without having to have money.
Miracle
September 9th, 2015 8:29am
That's a wonderful question, you can help by volunteering to help people who are homeless eg. With am organisation such as the Salvation Army. You can help by becoming a listener at 7cups though many people do have money it's just a mixture of those who are in paid therapy and those who are not for whatever reason. You may also be able to do some volunteer work abroad or send out certain items, such as clothes to counties which have higher poverty rates.