The new you is single and trying to make each end meet as you raise your kids. Let’s be honest. It’s been a challenge. When you began living as a single parent, you had high expectations of what life would mean for you and your kids. One curve ball after the other and it’s not at all what you envisioned. You wish money grew on trees, or at the very least, in your sock drawer. Alas, you don’t have an endless supply of cash and it looks as though you’re running out quickly.
While there are many single parents out there, few find the resources needed to help in situations such as yours. There are programs that are federally-funded to help single mothers and their children. Take a peek below at some of the resources we’ve found to help single mothers in the United States. Hopefully, upon further exploration, you will be able to find sufficient help to continue raising your children in the best ways you know how.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program can help you buy food. SNAP provides “food stamps” to ensure proper nutrition. Find out more here.
The Women, Infants, & Children is another supplemental program. You’ll find that WIC may help in different areas from purchasing food, nutrition education, and healthcare referrals. Check out this website for more information to see if you qualify.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is a federally-funded grant program that gives each state an opportunity to offer their own assistance programs. Learn more at this location.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development began the Community Development Block Grant Program in 1974. CDBGP continues to provide communities with resources to help unique community development needs. It’s also designed to create jobs. See where your nearest HUD office is.
The National School Lunch Program has been around since 1946 when it was signed by President Truman under the National School Lunch Act. If you meet the qualifications, it could offer your child low-cost or even free lunch at their school. Learn how to apply.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program is another federal program that provides emergency food assistance at no cost to low-income Americans. Check it out.
Medicaid is a federal medical assistance program established to help low-income families as well as those who do not have sufficient medical insurance. Depending on the state in which you live, eligibility guidelines may differ. Learn more about it here.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program can help you out financially if you’re struggling to afford your home energy bills. If you qualify, get help with heating and cooling your home. For more information, check this website.
Perhaps you have heard about some of these programs. Maybe you’ve never actually researched them. It could be that you’re reading all of this for the first time and you never knew there was help available. Whichever the scenario, we’re glad you stopped by. We sincerely hope we were able to shed some light on some federally-funded programs that might be able to help you financially so you’re better able to provide for your kids.