There are three essentials of life. Food, Clothing, and Shelter. If you don’t have these three essentials, then life will be unsustainable. Yes, having utilities will make life easier, but having shelter for those utilities are essential. I will address each one of essentials and guide you to how making sure you have them. If you need help with food, clothing, or shelter – you should dialĀ 211 or visit a United Way Office. If you are on SSI, you can afford a cellular phone, and the hard part will be charging it.