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 Arizona
Single moms can receive help, grants and financial assistance in all cities and counties across the state of Arizona. Assistance programs help with free food, housing costs, rent, energy bills, mortgages, and free health care.
Nutrition Assistance Program (N.A.)
Thousands of Arizonians are now able to provide adequate nutrition for their families, with the help of the Nutrition Assistance Program that assures families in Arizona are fed and well nourished. 800-352-8401
Arizona Food Banks and Centers
Millions of pounds of food are being distributed every year by the many food pantries and banks located in the state that provide free food and groceries to tens of thousands of families and single moms. 800-950-8681 to contact the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.
Family Independence Program
Destined for families and single mothers that cannot provide for their basic needs, the Family Independence (FI) is a time-limited program that will assist families in need with dependent children. Assisting lower income and struggling families is the main focus of this program, helping them with meeting their basic needs by providing support in the form of cash grants and assistance, supportive services, and job training, debt help, and employment opportunities. 602-542-9935
Vouchers for Paying Rent
Assistance that can help pay the rent for private homes or apartments is offered for seniors, very low income residents, single moms and the disabled from the housing choice voucher program. 602-771-1000 to contact the Arizona Department of Housing.
How to Get Help with Your Mortgage and Foreclosure Prevention Programs
Organizations and programs are available to all those seeking help with their mortgage throughout the entire state of Arizona.
Thousands of homeowners have turned to HUD approved foreclosure counseling agencies in order to receive access to mortgage and foreclosure programs. 602-771-1000 to contact the Arizona Department of Housing.
Emergency Rental Assistance and Low Income Housing
To help Arizona single moms pay their rent, locate affordable rentals, and offer other housing aid, several programs are made available, resources being focused on the low income, while other services will help individuals with medical conditions.
Several non-profits and organizations in all counties have partnered with the Arizona Department of Housing to offer eviction prevention assistance, emergency shelter, rent and security deposit help as a last resort. 602-771-1000
Social Services and Financial Aid
Single mothers can receive help with paying bills, cash assistance, grants, referrals and case management from the government funded Arizona Department of Health Services. Offices are located across the entire state. 602-542-1025
The dozens Salvation Army branches that operate across the state may provide low income single moms with funds that can later help them pay bills in a crisis, food, holiday assistance, case management, rent, and more.
Credit, Debt, and General Financial Counseling from Non-Profits
There are a number of Arizona organizations that can help single moms and homeowners deal with debts, personal and home loans, and outstanding bills. 800-388-2227 to contact the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)
Families and single mothers in Arizona that need the most aid, can receive temporary cash grants and benefits, as well as supportive services, from the Cash Assistance program. Serving as their bridge back to self-sufficiency this program will help these families with meeting their basic needs for well-being. 800-352-8401
Low Cost or Free Health Clinics
Community clinics in Arizona offer high quality medical care for free or low cost to low income single moms, the uninsured and patients with limited health.
Access to low cost and free dental assistance is offered to needy families and single mothers by non-profit dental centers, many of which are government funded.
Access to programs that focus on their needs is offered to those residents who do not have health insurance, or who are uninsured. From non-profit health care and discounts on prescription drugs to government assistance (such as Medicaid), this is the range of the services provided.
Child Care Assistance
The Arizona Department of Economic Security administers a child care assistance programs that provides an average subsidy of about $350 a month to those single moms who need help paying for day care or other child care expenses. There are about 35.000 children receiving this aid across the state. 800-308-9000 to contact Child Care Resource & Referral.
Arizona CoppeRX Card
The rising costs of medications and prescription drugs has had a great impact on many single mothers in Arizona, especially those with limited or no health insurance. Therefore, the state of Arizona created this card with the aim to give residents a simple way to get substantial discounts on prescription drug prices. Helping people receive millions of dollars in discounts, tens of thousands of such cards have been distributed. With discounts ranging from 15 to 55 percent, all you have to do is to present this card in one of over 500 pharmacies in the state in order to receive a discount on your prescription purchase. 888-227-8315
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
Single moms in Arizona can receive health care services and plans that will reduce their medical bills with the help of this program. Physical exams, doctor’s office visits, prescriptions, immunizations, parental care, and hospital care, are some of the things included in the medical care insurance coverage provided by AHCCCS. 602-417-4000
This program is destined for children under the age of 19 who have had no or limited health insurance coverage for the past three months, offering free or low cost health insurance. Families with higher incomes may have to pay a small monthly fee to receive this coverage but most families will not need to pay a premium, the program’s main goal being to help families and single mothers deal with their medical bills and debt. 877-764-5437
Medical Expense Deduction (MED)
This program is recommended to single moms whose income is too high to qualify for other Arizona AHCCCS assistance programs yet are still in need of health coverage and insurance. 800-654-8713
For residents of Arizona who are under the age of 19 or who are pregnant, this is a government aid program that will give them healthcare coverage. Unless the parent’s income is too high, there will be a small monthly premium to pay, if not, there are no costs. 800-334-5283 to contact the AHCCCS Communications Centers to find out more information about the program.
Legal Representation and Free Assistance
Free legal assistance and support is offered by lawyers and non-profit law firms to Arizona families and single moms, helping them deal with civic cases. 866-637-5341 to contact AZLawHelp.
Employment Programs, Case Management and Government Grants
A number of services are being offered by your local community action agency. Job training is an example of such service, destined for low income and unemployed single mothers. Financial assistance programs, grants, and other resources such as child care or transportation assistance, are all things which agencies can help you apply for.
For the unemployed or those just looking to start a new career, One Stop Centers can assist with searching for a job and registering for free training , in the state of Arizona. Call AZ Unemployment Insurance (UI) at 877-766-8477 toll free.
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