If you’re a single mom looking to go back to school, you may be daunted by the costs of higher education, especially while trying to raise a family. Luckily, there are resources available to you and other students. Below is a list of state-sponsored scholarships and grants. Click on the links for ... Read More »
Assistance for Single Moms in Alabama
Government and charity assistance is offered to single mothers throughout the state of Alabama. Single moms can find help in all cities and counties, including both Montgomery and Birmingham. Assistance programs help with housing costs, rent, energy bills, mortgages, and free health care.
Alabama Food Assistance Program (SNAP)
By providing monthly food benefits to eligible lower income single mothers, the goal of this program is to end hunger and also to improve nutrition. Cash aid and grants are made available to help single mothers provide food to their children. 334-242-1700
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) section 8 vouchers can help low income residents and the single mothers of Alabama with paying a portion of their rent. Additional services such as case management, self-sufficiency and other support may be offered to disabled and lower income individuals. 334-206-7200
Foreclosure Advice and Counseling
Free legal advice and mortgage assistance is offered to homeowners and single moms in many parts of Alabama. It is common for certain case attorneys to deal directly with your bank or lender.
A number of free services are offered to homeowners by the non-profit housing and foreclosure counseling locations in Alabama. 877-497-8182
Family Assistance Program
To help families meet their basic needs, this program provides financial assistance and grants. Single moms with dependent children can benefit of this program. It applies to moms with children under 18 years of age, or children age 19, if full time student in a secondary school, such as a vocational school or taking technical training. The programs supports families with income and resources that do not meet state standards. For more information call 334-242-1773.
Debt Reduction and Credit Counseling
A number of federal government certified credit counseling agencies serve the state of Alabama. Eliminating and consolidating debts, paying off loans, improving credit scores, and more, are some forms of help these non-profit organizations can provide to single mothers across the state. 800-662-6119 to contact the Consumer Credit Counseling Services statewide.
Social Services from Department Human Resources
Single moms can get help with medical bills, housing/rent, emergency cash payments and other assistance through a number of low income programs that are provided. 334-242-1773
Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)
The child care program is managed by the Alabama office of Child Care Subsidy. To make it easier for families and single moms to participate in work, training, and educational activities, lower and moderate income families are offered access to both quality and affordable child care services, this being the main goal of this assistance program. Child care related bills and expenses are some of the expenses this program can help you cover. 334-242-1425
Alabama Child Caring Program
Alabama Child Care is available to those single moms ineligible for SOBRA Medicaid. It also applies to ALL kids and uninsured teens and children under the age of. Some participants may have to pay minimal fees or co-pays for certain services although the program does not require you to pay any monthly premiums.
Children who are under the age of 19 and who are also residents of Alabama, may receive quality, low cost health insurance from the Alabama's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). 888-373-5437
Community Clinics in Alabama
When looking for free medical care, low income and single mothers with limited insurance or who lack health insurance can turn to free community clinics for medical help.
Assistance is offered to uninsured in the state of Alabama. Health care resources are offered in form of health care screenings, checkups, assistance for children, medications and more.
SOBRA Medicaid is an accessible insurance program supporting pregnant women and lower income children. For more information call 888-373-5437
Dental Centers and Care
Cleanings, checkups, and other dental services are available to low income single moms from several non-profit and/or government funded clinics that specialize in dental care.
Food Pantries and Banks
Food banks located throughout the state offer free or low cost food, groceries, perishable items and more to low income single moms and their children.
Free legal advice and counseling for civil cases is offered by the Legal Services of Alabama. To ensure that single moms have full access to legal representations, the organization will assign volunteer attorneys that will work closely with clients on their cases. Call Legal Services Alabama at 866-456-4995.
Job Training, Government Grants, and Case Management in Alabama
Low income families and single moms who are being faced with a crisis can get help from a number of community action agencies. Looking for jobs, applying for grants for paying bills, as well as other forms of support, are assistance counselors can help with.
The state offers assistance to those unemployed residents and individuals looking to obtain new skills. Career counselors provide free referrals, employment services, as well as help clients register for training. Contact AIDT Alabama Workforce Training Center if you are interested in industry specific training classes. 334-242-4158
Lifeline Telephone Discounts
Alabama state and FCC offer low income families and the working poor help with phone bills in form of discounts. Assistance for paying for connection fees may also be offered. Call the Alabama Public Service Commission toll-free at 1-800-392-8050 for more information about this program.
Energy Company Assistance Programs
Grants and weatherization services are offered by numerous utility companies throughout the state are available to needy single mothers.
Financial and Emergency Assistance
Single moms needing basic necessities, help with rental assistance, counseling, find help from Salvation Army, a charity organization that has several locations across the state of Alabama. The charity can also provide small amounts of cash.
Alabama Energy Bill Assistance Programs
Energy companies that operate in Alabama offer some form of financial assistance or cash grants to low income single mothers, elderly, disabled and others facing hardship with paying for their utility bill.
To contact the Alabama Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program call 334-242-4909.
The Low-Income High Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists low-income Alabama residents with the high cost of home energy. Funding is provided from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) block grant through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. General Program ... Read More »
The Alabama Special Milk Program provides milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps that do not participate in other Federal child nutrition meal service programs. Schools that participate in the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs can participate in the ... Read More »
The School Breakfast and Lunch Programs make nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free meals available to school children each school day. Over 92,000 schools offer lunches at school, and nearly 70,000 schools offer breakfast at school nationwide. School breakfasts and lunches must meet the Dietary ... Read More »
Program Description The Food Assistance Division administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Alabama. The Food Assistance Program's purpose is to end hunger and improve nutrition by providing monthly benefits to eligible low income households to help them buy the food they ... Read More »
Program Description The Family Assistance Program provides temporary financial assistance for needy families with a dependent child under age 18 (or age 19 if s/he is a full time student in a secondary school or in the equivalent level of vocational or technical training) and whose income does not ... Read More »
Program Description ALL Kids provides low-cost healthcare coverage for Alabama's children and teens whose family incomes are above Medicaid eligibility, but below 300 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. ALL Kids comprehensive benefit package covers regular check-ups, immunizations, sick child ... Read More »