The life of a single mom can be tough. She has to provide for her child's needs e.g. healthy food, housing, medicine, clothes, etc. as well as for herself. Usually she even has to pay for college tuition. However, there is plenty of financial help available for single mothers that include grants and financial aid programs that may assist low-income, single-parent families in reducing household expenses.
Financial aid in Education for single mothers
For those single mothers who wish to pursue with their higher education the federal government & some non-profit organizations have created grants to help pay for tuition fees. The most popular one being the Federal Pell Grant Program.
The JRF Scholarship Program also grants scholarships to low-income single mothers who are US citizens and 35 years old.
The Sunshine Lady Foundation is a nonprofit helping organization purely dedicated to mothers who find it difficult to survive in society. They offer scholarships and much more.
Our FamiliesOurFuture is an organization that trains women for employment so that they can be self-sufficient.
The Women's Opportunity Awards are given to mothers who are the primary money earners of their family.
Financial aid in Housing for single mothers.
Public Housing Agencies (PHA) provides housing grants for single mothers. The PHA subsidiary is supposed to be paid to the landlords while the mother only pays the difference.
Financial aid in Medical Insurance for single mothers
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), have an Insure Kids Now Program designed to offer inexpensive child health insurance to needy families with children. Paying a small amount for insurance can reduce payments for expensive hospital visits in future.
Financial aid in Cooling and Heating and Bills for single mothers
The DHHS also offers The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low-income families with cooling and heating costs. It offers help to families with elderly residents or small children.
Available Financial aid in managing basic needs for single mothers
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is available to parent(s) who cannot afford the family's essentials. TANF carries the slang term of welfare. Do not be embarrassed that TANF carries the slang term for welfare.
Though there are several forms of grants available it is advisable not to depend on the grants solely but also take up some part time job. The federal government non-profit organizations offer financial aid for single mothers only if the mother is living below a certain financial bracket.
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