Updated: December 6, 2012
Dearest Grants for Single Mothers Searcher,
Are you tired? Does it feel like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? Do you feel hopeless and helpless? Are you on the verge of losing your sanity because of all the problems life has thrown your way?
Parenting is probably one of the highlights of adulthood for most people. As Diller once said, “It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge”. Do not get me wrong, raising children is rewarding and meaningful but it is not a path paved with ease and comfort for most.
You do not only think of yourself but also of your children, most of the time your children’s welfare takes precedence over yours. It is for this reason that many believe that “there is no friendship, no love like that of the parent for the child”. And this kind of love is even more defined and manifested in you.
You have the same concerns as those with a partner, perhaps, the only discrepancy is that they do not have someone to share their responsibilities with. But having someone to divvy up the chores, tasks and bills with as opposed to doing it all by yourself makes a huge of difference. You have to worry about several things and sometimes almost all at once.
However, it will give you great comfort to know that you are NOT alone. For every concern you have, there is an appropriate assistance provided by government and non-government sectors. They may not be specifically geared towards your particular marriage status but they are designed to help low-income families.
So, what are they?
Food To Keep Your Family Healthy And Alive
First, your probably worrying about food, a person needs to eat and a child needs to receive the right nutrients to grow well. You have to allot money to make sure that your family does not go hungry and grows healthy. So, what can you do? You can get help from local charities or religious organizations. Or you can approach your local government, find out about programs that cater to low-income families and get help there.
State government provides aid for food needs usually in form of food stamps. These food stamps can be exchanged for food. A government assistance program called TANF, which stands for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families provides aid to families in need.
Shelter: Your Family’s Sanctuary
Second, let’s talk about your house, your family’s shelter from the storm. We all need a roof over our head, a place to rest and relax. But due to financial difficulties, some of you may be in danger of losing your homes. Be it due to foreclosure, non-payment of rent or some kind of disaster, you may be left crippled because you do not have the money to bounce back and you not only have yourselves to worry about, alone, but also your children.
It is a problem because it requires a large amount of money. Now, there are various ways to approach this problem, whether you need emergency shelter because you are about to or have lost your house; or you need housing assistance because you want a better place to rear your children there are private and public organizations that can provide the kind of help you need.
Third, some of the things you need help with is a place or a person to entrust your children to when you’re off to work, a means of transportation for your family and yourself, clothing and money to pay for secondary needs like materials for school, energy and water. Help is available. Daycare assistance programs are provided by various groups. Other agencies also provide everyday living assistance.
Amazing, right? What more can you ask for? To be honest, you can ask for more.
Continuing Your Education
Now be honest, I’m sure you have, at one point, thought of getting a degree or pursuing higher education. Going back to school is not an easy decision, and it’s almost not an option. There are a lot of things you need to consider and prepare for; sacrifices have to be made and you could become more exhausted than you are now. You are probably trying to convince yourself not to pursue continuing your education because of all the trouble it may generate.
Then again, wouldn’t finishing college help you more in the long run? Getting that degree can help you alleviate your family’s circumstances because once you are done you can get a higher paying job. But it is not going to be an easy feat because you need to take into account that you need money to accomplish that, and with all the bills you need to pay and other daily expenses you certainly do not have the luxury of going back to school. It’s not like someone can help pay for YOUR education. Or so you thought.
Well, I’ve got news for you, there are is HELP!
There are government and non-government groups that offer financial support for educational purposes. There are scholarship programs in many places if you just know where to look. The amount of money they extend and the degree of assistance they give may vary but you have a lot to choose from. If that fails there are also government grants and you can also avail college grants from non-government and private organizations.
And there’s more! YES, that’s definitely not all.
Business Grants, Financial Assistance, and Free Money?
For those of you who have lost their job and need help getting back on track, or want to start a business or need help in financing your business so you can earn more for your family, there are business grants available to address those particular concerns.
You can also get financial aid for other troublesome circumstances. Find out about those “free money“ sources, too. Notice that there’s no mention of the ubiquitous Obama grant. You’ll find a stable full of unicorns before receiving this fictitious grant. Don’t forget to be careful of scammers, be wary of people who ask you to shell out money before offering assistance.
Before I end this, I would like to add that besides financial help here are some inspirational quotes to help keep you motivated, as you pursue and ultimately achieve your dreams!
So, despair not and go forward, you must! We trust you’ll find this website insightful, beneficial, and offers you a sense of direction.
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