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Financial Help for Single Parents

Money is tight, but you and your children do not have to suffer needlessly. Find out where to look for financial help with these resources.

Charities for Single Parents
Find out which non-profit organizations are doing the most good for single moms and dads in your area -- and how you can get involved or receive help.

Help for Single Moms
Do you need financial help, medical insurance, or any other type of support? Your state's 211 services will put you in touch with organizations and assistance programs in your immediate area.

How Can SNAP Help Me Buy Groceries?
SNAP is a program that used to be known as the "Food Stamps Program." SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Find out more about how SNAP benefits can help you buy groceries.

How to Use a SNAP Benefits Card to Buy Groceries
SNAP benefits can help you make the most out of your grocery shopping dollars. Find out how to use a SNAP EBT card and how to plan ahead so that you can save money every time you shop.

"Help! I Need Government Assistance, But I Don't Qualify."
Government assistance can be hard to come by. Many single parents earn too much to receive benefits such as food stamps, and earn too little to get by each month. Find out where to turn when you need help but don't qualify for government assistance.

WIC: Women, Infants, & Children
WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a supplemental nutrition program available to low-income woman and/or their children. Find out whether you are eligible for WIC and how WIC may be able to help you with food costs.

Find a Food Pantry
Food banks and food pantries provide free or reduced-priced food items for needy families. If you find yourself in need of assistance, know that...

Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF)
What is TANF? Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a combination of financial assistance programs, such as food stamps, and work opportunities for low-income families. TANF replaces what was previously known as welfare. Find out how to apply for TANF services in your state.

Find a TANF Program in Your Area
Each state has its own Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. However, the name of each program varies state to state. Find web links and contact numbers for the program in your state.

Programs to Help Single Parents Avoid Foreclosure
The Obama administration has recently made several refinancing and loan modification programs available to help families stay in their homes. If you're having trouble making your monthly mortgage payment, or if the value of your home has decreased significantly, consider one of the following options:

How to Balance Your Checkbook
One of the best ways to save money is to balance your checkbook each month. You absolutely need to know how much money you have, where you're money is going, and whether you're meeting your financial goals. Learn how to balance your checkbook each month with these easy-to-follow steps.

How to Apply for the National Free School Lunch Program
School lunch programs are intended to give children access to wholesome, nutritious meals at a free or reduced rate. Find out how to apply for a free school lunch program at any time during the year.

SNAP Program - Tips for Using the SNAP Program
The SNAP program helps thousands of families pay for groceries each month. Share your tips for applying for or using the SNAP program in your state.

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