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Personal Assistance and Financial Help for Single Mothers

Many families today, are facing tough budget choices and hard economic conditions. These conditions are even worse for single mothers and fathers who are left with only one source of income to support themselves and their children, and as a result, they are under a significant amount of pressure. A recent study showed that the number of single parents has doubled in just the past twenty years, which only means that more and more people are in need financial assistance and support every day.


The good news is, that there are many resources available to provide the financial and personal assistance to help support a single mother needs, and one merely has to know where to look and where to start from. A quick search on the internet will give you access to numerous financial counselors and debt relief companies. Take your time and study them, and choose one that best fits your needs and status. A financial counselor can give you a tangible view of your financial status and give you alternative, and helpful programs.


-Financial help for single mothers

One of the easiest of such programs, is Simple Debt Services.The associates in the Simple Debt Services will help you consolidate your debt into one manageable payment to reduce your stress. They will provide you with different options, and will help you find a debt relief plan that best suits your income and situation. You can call or fill out a form online for a free consultation and the Simple Debt Services will not only help you with reducing your debt, they will advise you on how to rebuild your credit and stop any damage that might already be done to your credit.

-Housing help for single mothers

Other than credit counselors and debt relief services, government services are another simple way to help your family's finances. Habitat for Humanity and Section 8 housing programs are simple ways for you to reduce the amount you pay for rent or your mortgage, for if you qualify, you'll be directed to places where the rent or the loan interest are lowered to accommodate a lower income household. Lowering the amount you pay for your home is a great way to reduce your financial stress and see more hopeful and happier days.

-School lunch programs

A happier state, of course, comes easier when you have a healthy and nourished body. Take advantage of school breakfast and lunch programs to make sure your child receives the nutrients s/he needs. Moreover, by using such programs, your child's breakfast and lunch will be taken care of during the school days, and that will be one less thing to worry about.

-Finding social options

Financial and monetary problems are not the only source of stress for single mothers. As most single parents are not only employed full time, but they have to deal with raising a child without the help of a spouse. Sometimes these pressures can lead to depression, or feeling lost. It is important to remember to have a good attitude about things even when life isn't going the way we imagined it would. And one of the best ways to keep a positive attitude, is to remember that you are not the only one in this situation and take advantage of ways to meet and socialize with other single moms and dads.

-Sharing your stories with other single mothers

Swaping stories with other single parents can prove a strong tool in helping you figure out how to deal with different personal and parenting problems and issues. Keep in mind that these solutions are only a handful of what's available to you out there, and you can find more about other private or government resources through some research of your own. Remember that other parents who are going through some of the same things as you are also a good source of information for they might have tried different programs which could be just a perfect fit for you as well.

In the end, don't lose yourself under the pressures of the demands and the drama of today's lifestyle. Keep strong, and light up your face with smiles and remember that there are many who would only be happy to help you have a less stressful, debt free life.

Crisis Resources:
 
National Parent Helpline
1-855-427-2736
Alcohol Abuse and Crisis Intervention
1-800-234-0246
Debt Consolidation Financial Help
www.SimpleDebt Services.com  
Kids Peace
1-800-334-4KID
www.kidspeace.org
Parenting My Teen
214-615-6505 ext.4245
www.parentingmyteen.com
 
The National Center for Kids Overcoming Crisis
www.missingkids.com
 
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

202-401-9351
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224(TDD)
Quebec, Canada: 1-800-363-9010

National Suicide Hotline
1-800-Suicide (1-800-784-2433)
 
RAINN: Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
1- 800-656-HOPE
  Child Help USA
 1-800-422-4453
  www.childhelp.org

 
National Youth Crisis Hotline

Responds to youth dealing with pregnancy, molestation, suicide, and child abuse.

24 Hrs, 7days a week..

1-800- 448-4663

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