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Finding that extra funding that will help you change your life is never easy. It can seem like a disheartening venture, especially when looking at loans and repayments. But have you ever considered applying for a grant? Well you should! Y0u just may be able to get some  form of assistance like food, clothing, rent help, school funding, money to start a new busines (or even free money) IF you qualify for a specific grant. But the onus is on YOU to 1) first find a grant that you qualify for 2) and then to apply for it. Note that there...

There are over 9 million single mothers and 2 million single fathers in the United States. Within these numbers, an astonishing 60 percent are living on or below the poverty line. Much of that is attributed to childcare. Single parents who work full time find themselves spending 40% of their income on childcare. Most single parents work minimum wage jobs. Between childcare, transportation, food and shelter it’s no surprise many parents are in danger of being evicted. At times, parents find themselves at a point where they need to make...

It’s always a sinking feeling—mostly in the wallet—when you realize that you need the advice of a lawyer. Legal representation doesn’t come cheap, but luckily there are some options you can explore that will leave your wallet if not as heavy, then only slightly lighter. There are a few ways to get legal advice nowadays. You can ask questions online, tap into digital and paper archives, or you can get in touch with a lawyer online. These are all viable and will all take varying levels of effort and time management from you. As...

Whether you’ve just arrived or have been in the United States of America for some while, welcome! This article has been a long time in coming, but here it is finally. Being an immigrant in a strange country can be very confusing and the US is no different.  In fact, some services and laws can differ from state to state.  With so many federal departments offering different services, it’s sometimes difficult to know who to go to for the right help. There are in fact some financial assistance (and other types of assistance) for LEGAL...

It’s estimated that around 1 in 5 kids in America are not getting the amount of food they need and are going hungry.  It’s proven that kids who eat a balanced and nutritious diet on a regular basis will miss less school, get better grades and are more likely to graduate. No money for healthy meals for your kids?  You’re not alone as you can see here. But on a plus side, there are plenty of organizations and federal programs that are available to you.  You don’t need to pack them off to school with just another bag of potato...

When you’re a single mom, it can be difficult to afford a place to live that is safe for you and your little ones. It’s possible to find many low cost housing options, but most of them are in high crimes areas. Luckily, you can hope to find a safer place to live by using several government housing assistance programs, such as Emergency Solutions Grants program, Emergency Shelter Program, Housing and Community Facilities Programs, Family Unification Program, and Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8). As a single mom, you...

Medicaid is a very valuable financial assistance program which provides funds for health care costs for individuals and families of low income. It also provides assistance for families with limited resources and families with children who have disabilities. Anybody who is eligible for Medicaid can receive its coverage as there are no waiting lists. If you qualify you will receive the coverage. Medicaid is jointly operated together by the federal government along with the state which runs it. Like the other programs, each state has a different...

Do any sort of search for single mom scholarships on the web and you’ll find all sorts of misleading information about scholarships for moms or women. Most of these programs listed online are either completely out of date, outright lies trying to get you to ‘pay money’ for fake scholarships, or straight out spam. We’ve sifted through ALL the crap online and come out with a list of 50+ LEGIT scholarships that target women, working moms and single mom types that you can apply for in 2016. We’ve also created...

My Children Can’t Afford Lunch at School…What Can I Do? If you can’t afford to buy your kids lunch at school there’s some good news: there ARE some government assistance programs that can help pay for your children’s school lunches, should you apply and gain approval. The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally funded meal assistance program.  This program operates in public, nonprofit private schools and residential child care facilities.  It provides low cost or free nutritionally sound lunches...

WIC (also called ‘The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women’) is a program designed to serve certain categories of women, infants and children.  It was created to safeguard the health of the economically disadvantaged for children up to the age of 5.  It provides nutritious foods to supplement diets, information and resources on healthy eating habits and referrals to health care to children who might be at nutrition risk. WIC provides federal grants to states to provide for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding,...

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