Down and Out in Houston, Texas

Career Transition Primer

DOWN AND OUT IN HOUSTON, TEXAS
You may not be on the streets, but the prospect can send chills down your spine. Dropping your insurance coverage or skipping the Mastercard payment may eventually lead to foreclosure on your house and the wife taking the kids back to her parents to live. There are people eager to help you through your problems. All you have to do is ask. Experts all agree you need to start asking before the tow truck hauls off your 300 ZX. Two organizations that can help with everything from putting food on the table to credit problems, to paying the gas bills, are The United Way (hotline number is 957-4357) and Northwest Assistance Ministries (phone number 583-5627). The irony is that you are least likely to call them when you really need help. A most regrettable human trait.