Temporary food assistance for eligible low-income families and individuals is available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Use MI Bridges to see if you’re eligible, apply for assistance and manage your account online. Federal Nondiscrimination Statements (Declaracion de No Discriminacion) Eligibility for Food Assistance Programs Check eligibility, Apply for benefits, View your benefits. Apply for benefits Forms and Publications on Read More »
Help with Basic Necessities
From time to time we all need some help with basic needs.
Other great resource for single moms is WIC. It provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
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The Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services accepts applications for Medicaid, assists low-income families with income supplements through Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), finds adoptive and foster homes for neglected children, investigates child abuse, manages the Food Stamp program, and subsidizes childcare costs for low-income families through Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS), among other tasks. Read More »
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Salvation Army – Central Territory Salvation Army – Southern Read More »
The Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons, a DOE’s Weatherization Assistance (Wx) Program, is the nation’s largest residential energy efficiency program. The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) enables low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. Funds are used to improve the energy performance of dwellings families in need using the most advanced technologies Read More »
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 Requirements In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state Read More »
What Is The School Breakfast Program (SBP)? The School Breakfast Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It began as a pilot project in 1966, and was made permanent in 1975. The School Breakfast Program is administered at the Federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service. At Read More »
A proven, innovative program that provides small loans to low-income parents who cannot get loans elsewhere. Ways to Work is a unique Community Development Financial Institution that provides small, short-term, low-interest loans to working poor families with challenging credit histories. In effect, they provide an alternative to predatory lenders for people with a demonstrated commitment to achieving increased self-sufficiency and Read More »
Modest Needs is an award-winning public charity with a simple but critical mission: we work to stop the cycle of poverty BEFORE it starts for the low-income workers whom conventional philanthropy has forgotten. Modest Needs exists: To prevent otherwise financially self-sufficient individuals and families from entering the cycle of poverty, when this might be avoided with a small amount of Read More »
Hunger Free Colorado has teamed up with Kaiser Permanente to create the Hunger Free Hotline, a toll-free number through which people can get information on food assistance in Colorado. The Hunger Free Hotline is a bilingual toll-free number that connects people to needed food. Food Assistance Navigators ask callers high-level screening questions so that their recommendations are tailored to each Read More »
Assurance Wireless is a Lifeline Assistance program brought to you by Virgin Mobile and supported by the federal Universal Service Fund. Low-income families that qualify for food stamps, Medicaid, or some state-funded programs can apply to get wireless phone services from Sprint through the Universal Service Fund, a federal taxpayer funded program that for the most part subsidizes phone services Read More »