I've Been There is about people choosing to help people because we've all been there.


Financial Assistance Program

Helping to Carry the Burden

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Currently, applications are not being accepted due to extremely limited funds. Please consider becoming a recurring sponsor today. Click here to give.

Why I've Been There (IBT)?

Our founder, Angel Charmaine, knows what it means to be part of the working poor.  She has been an unwed, single mom, a married mom and a divorced mom who worked everyday and still needed a little help sometimes. However, she learned there are very few resources for working people who earn a little above the poverty line but not enough to take care of all the bills when emergencies arise. IBT will not pay all of a person's bills. IBT is not a crutch. IBT is designed to give a little hope by giving a little financial help when needed. 


 Who do we help?    

IBT was created to help working class, single parents when "the money runs out before the month." Both women and men are eligible to receive assistance.

What we are unable to do?

Because IBT is a new, small program with limited funding, we are currently unable to provide assistance for needs beyond food, vehicle fuel or help with a utility bill.  IBT is not able to help with major bills, ie. rental assistance, vehicle payments, cell phone bills, credit card bills, student loan payments, etc.

How do we help?

We provide small amounts of financial assistance for one of the following: food purchases, vehicle fuel or help with a household utility.  The amount of assistance and the number of families we can help are based solely on availability of funds. Applicant must specify their area of need on the application.

How can you help?

1) Your sponsorship gives hope and help.  Sponsor Now

2) Purchase Speak up Sis! merchandise from our websites.



50% of ALL purchases made on these two sites fund the

Speak up Sis! I've Been There Financial Assistance Program.


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