Today everyone need to stretch that dollar a little more.  Need assistance with paying your rent or mortgage, need housing, need a job, need to learn how to create a budget and stick to it?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you can find the tools with our help and there is no reason for you to be ashamed to CONTACT US. 

Contrary to popular beliefs, there is nothing wrong with accepting help when you need it or as a bridge to carry you across the rough paths or patches of life.  Everyone needs help at one time or another in their life, whether financial or emotional assistance.  Knowing there is someone to support you as you go through a life crisis or tough situations may be all you need to go the rest of the journey.  Don't ever lose heart or be so discouraged that you give up.  We're here for you and can point you to the resources you need until things turn around in your life.  There are many resources available to help you.  Don't know where to start?  Bruised Reed Foundation is the tipping point to a better life with hope vs. you going it alone and reaching a tipping point of despair.  The sooner you let us help you, the quicker you can start helping others.

The following resources can assist with overcoming some of the immediate limits placed upon finances.  Since these are not permanent solutions, BRF will enable anyone to make changes in life so that you can ultimately become affluent enough to share your abundance with others.  There are many opportunities available on this website so we invite you to take advantage of them or CONTACT US if you can't find what you need.

HEAL YOUR MONEY KARMA - This is an 8 week on-line course available from Spencer Sherman & Brent Kessel.  You will receive an email when your new lesson is available and you will be able to login and read each lesson on-line or print as they become available and click to listen to the guided audio meditations. Your first lesson will be available immediately after you enroll.  Click here to sign up.

To find a food pantry near you, click Ample HarvestThe campaign diminishes hunger in America by helping backyard gardeners share their excess garden produce with neighborhood food pantries. 

American Community Gardening Association
Locate your nearest community garden or start one in your neighborhood. 

We Connect is a national program created by Maria Shriver that connects families to programs and services that can help you get ahead.  Start living your dream again to keep money in your pocket and food on your table in the comfort of your own home!

Click here to apply or to determine eligibility.

How to apply for SSI?
Finance Information


If you are in over your head in debt, there is a better way to live and we can help you dig out.  CONTACT US.

Most people don't realize that you don't have to be rich to invest.  Even if you are not affluent and make close to minimum wage, it's never too soon to invest or think about investing.  You must have a plan and roadmap before you are ready so that you know what you will do when that time comes.  We help you to start thinking positively so that you can attract wealth and keep it.  One of the sad commentaries about many who 'get rich quick', whether legally or not, is that they don't know how to keep it.  We know that if you enroll in our program on how to attain wealth to invest, we can help you avoid those pitfalls.  All it takes are sound principles to live by and a financial coach.  Financial empowerment is attainable.  We help you rid the long indoctrined beliefs that keeps you from financial empowerment and peace.  We help you switch to a new thinking that poverty is man made just the same as wealth and both are created from within.  Everyone has the power to obtain wealth and we teach you how without any gimmicks.  CONTACT US.

If you are in need of assistance in any of the following areas, including SSI Disability entitlements, BRF Thorn to Rose Counseling Center can help.  We have advocates available to work on your behalf.  Even if you've been denied or payments decreased, contact Thorn to Rose Counseling Center.  We can help.  Referrals welcome.


  • Your government entitlements
  • Title 19 Services
  • Title 19 Entitlements
  • SSI Disability Entitlements
  • HUD Housing Entitlements
  • Obama's Making Homes Afforable Plan and Guidelines 
  • Refinance Eligibility
  • Loan Modification Eligibility
  • Loan Modifications or other workout options with Mortgage Lender
  • Housing assistance eligibility determination
  • Assistance completing entitlement applications
  • Assistance understanding how entitlements work
  • Entitlement advocate
  • Someone to represent you