Perhaps you are dealing with an unexpected emergency. Your engine needs replacing or your hours at work were cut and now you lack the money to pay your utility bill or you are behind on your rent due to a period of unemployment. Perhaps instead you are a nonprofit company needing financial assistance. In all these cases, you still have options. You can apply for free grant money from various sources to help you weather the crisis.
Research other funding opportunities to help you pay bills. There are other companies, such as USA Grant Applications and Gov Benefits (see Resources).
Check with your local social services office. Ask about available grants to help pay bills.
Check with your church or other local churches. Some have programs set up to give you grants to help you pay your bills.