“Mothers always find ways to fit in the work – but then when you’re working, you feel that you should be spending time with your children and then when you’re with your children, you’re thinking about working.” – Alice Hoffman
I think most can relate to Alice Hoffman’s statement. The feeling of being torn between the two most important things in your life, your work and your children. The truth is your work is important because it helps give you what you need to support your children, but your work also takes you away from them.
It is far more difficult for single mothers to find time for their children because they have to work twice as hard to provide for them. And even then, some of them find themselves in trouble, even homeless. When the going gets tough and feels like more than you could handle, worry no more. There is help.
For these people the government and other non-government agencies have provided assistance through free grants. That’s almost like free money for you because unlike a loan you do not need to repay it but there are certain obligations you need to fulfill which are a small price to pay for the help you will receive, of course. Check out these places if you’re low on money and need assistance in providing for your children. Here are a few places you can go to seek help:
Grants are awards given to execute a government sanctioned objective. It can be given to individuals or groups. To look for grants go to: grants.gov.
This is the place to go to look for personal assistance but it does not necessarily mean it is a place that provides free money. The government gives assistance through this in relation to real needs of citizens like education, training and housing. This is not given out easily, in order to get this you must apply for it and they do not always give out cash payments. To find out more about this go to: benefits.gov .
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Starting a small business or need more resources to support it? They address your needs for financing through their Guaranteed Loan Program, Bonding Program and Venture Capital Program. For further information you can visit: SBA .
Federal Student Aid
If you have money problems but want to earn your degree, you can visit this site: studentaid.ed.gov. There are grants available here for you, the beauty about grants is that you don’t need to repay them. These are the following grants available in this program:Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH Grant), Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), The Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), The National Science & Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant(National SMART Grant), Institutional Grants and Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant.