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SINGLE PARENT SUPPORT

There are many government grants and private support available to single mothers because raising a child singlehandedly is a tough job.

There are scholarship funds for education, housing amortization, rent subsidy, home improvement, utility bills subsidy, child care support, and support for vehicle purchase.

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is a nationwide program administered by state governments.

Medicaid is a federal program that provides medical care for the children of low-income parents, low-income pregnant women, teenagers, aged individuals, disabled persons, or single parents.

If you have children younger than 13 years old or with special needs, apply for child care so you can either continue your schooling, or job training, o

r work.

The Section 8 program is administered by the U.S. Department of Urban Development and provides assistance in buying a house or renting an apartment.
The beneficiary spends only 30% of her income on housing or rent. The rest is paid by the government.

TheTemporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a short-term program and TANF benefits do not last for more than five years. Single mothers areeligible to receive TANF benefits if they meet the income guidelines.Benefits offered through TANF include assistance with job preparation, finding work, parental responsibility educational opportunities, cash benefits and self-sufficiency.

Food stamps and Women, Infants, and Children program food vouchers are given to low income families, pregnant or nursing mothers, children below 5 years who have nutritional needs.

The Emergency Financial Assistance for Housing Program provides funding for your rent.

Educational Grants are also given to single moms. There are many online courses and night classes being offered by universities.

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) covers health insurance for children under the age of 18 years. The benefits include coverage for prescription medications, doctor visits, immunizations, dental care and hospital visits.

In addition to federal programs, there are a number of private organizations that offer assistance to single-parent or low-income families.

The CoAbode offers shared housing for single mothers to reduce the cost of living expenses.

The Sunshine Lady Foundation offers the Women's Independence Scholarship Program (WISP) to help survivors of domestic violence. Their goal is to provide this scholarship for women of domestic violence who want to get an education at any type of college, whether full or part time. Their goal is to help women gain employment and personal independence.

Food banks help a lot in reducing living costs. Food items that were donated by charitable individuals and groups are given away free to feed the hungry.

Resell Shops offer great bargains on good clothes. Goodwill Stores and Salvation Army are thrift stores that sell clothes at very low prices.

 

The YMCA or YWCA provides temporary and permanent shelter, employment services, job training, and literacy programs to those who need it.

Tax refunds for Child tax credit, earned income credit, and educational credits are available in every state.

Don’t miss these benefits that you, as a single parent, are entitled to.