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 Georgia
Single moms can receive assistance in all cities and counties in Georgia. There are organizations and charities that can provide help with free food, housing costs, rent, energy bills, mortgages, and free health care.
Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
This program aims to help low-income households and single moms with monthly benefits and assist them with paying for the cost of food. A family, one person living alone, or several, unrelated individuals who are living together, who on a day to day basis purchase and prepare their meals together, is what defines a household. Households that have limited resources and income can get help through this aid and voucher program. Anyone may apply for food stamp benefits. 800-869-1150.
Food Banks and Pantries
Across Georgia, numerous clinics and distribution centers operate that may be able to provide free or low cost food and groceries to the needy and low income single moms. 404-601-2462 to contact the Georgia Food Bank Association.
With a focus on central and northern Georgia, the Society of Saint Vincent operates a number of services in the state. Screening applicants for government benefits, running client choice food pantries, and offering financial aid as part of the Economic Journey Service are some of the things this program can help with. 678-892-6160
Georgia Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Intended for poor families with children under age 18, this is a monthly cash assistance grant program that can also greatly benefit single moms throughout the state. Call 800-869-1150.
Subsidized Child Care - Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS)
This program has offers single moms in Georgia the ability to pay for early childhood and school age care programs and also helps with child care bills. From the age birth to age 13 state subsidized care is available for kids and it can even be offered to kids up to age 18 if they have special needs. 800-869-1150.
Georgia Foreclosure Aid and Mortgage Help
Assisting single mothers with the avoiding and stopping of the foreclosure process, Georgia has a number of foreclosure programs alongside various mortgage assistance and counseling programs. 888-995-4673 for free foreclosure prevention counseling on the phone.
Rent Assistance from Housing Choice Voucher Program
This assistance program aims to help low income families and single moms by paying rent, and working with them to rent decent and safe dwelling units in the private rental. Monthly rent and housing payments are kept at an affordable amount with the help of this program. 888-858-6085.
Rental Assistance Vouchers
For low income single moms Public Housing Authorities administer section 8 vouchers. The program will help pay for a portion of the tenants total housing expenses even though funding is limited. 404-327-7912 to apply for the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
Social Services and Crisis Assistance
Cash assistance and other aid is offered by the state of Georgia from the human services department. Paying for food, electric bills, medical expenses, and more is what these funds can be used for. You can also get access to career counseling and job training.
Emergency Aid and Social Services
The Salvation Army is one of the leading non-profits in Georgia. Food, housing emergency rental and utility help as well as other support such as holiday meals and gifts can be provided by this program to single moms in the state.
Resources to Deal with Debts and Credit Services
A number of organizations offer help to try to reduce or get out of debt to single moms in need. Programs are either free or offered at a minimal fee. 800-388-2227 to contact the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.
After School Services
Available for those aged 6 through 19. Low and moderate income families is where the majority of children and youth served in this program come from. Academic enrichment activities, physical activity, health education and teen employment opportunities are some of the primary components of after school and summer programs. 404-657-4651
Medicaid is a government run financial aid program that provides health care services to families and single moms that meet the requirements for income, citizenship, and resources. 800-869-1150
Low Cost or Free Health Care
For low income single moms and others, clinics and other medical centers provide health care in addition to the programs you can already find in your county.
Such centers also offer dental care. Cleaning and preventive care, are some of the numerous services that may be offered from free Georgia dental clinics.
For single moms without health insurance medical care is available. Prescription medications, health care screenings, and assistance for pre-existing conditions are some of the services that Georgia and its partner agencies can provide.
PeachCare for Kids
For children up to the age of 10, this is a low cost or free health insurance program that aims to help single mothers pay for medical bills and health care expenses. For children under the age of six this plan is free. 877-GA-PEACH.
Free Legal Tips and Counseling
There are ways to get help with your troubles, if you are a Georgia single mom that has a civil case for which you need legal advice or representation for.
Job Training and Government Grants
Low income single moms and people faced with poverty are can receive help from the dozen community action agencies across the state. Employment and educational programs is what the centers focus on. Grants for paying bills, rent, and medical costs in a crisis is what some locations may offer. 404-962-4005 to contact the Georgia Workforce Division.
Georgia Career Counseling and Resources for Unemployed
Free support and assistance can be provided to single moms by the Workforce Centers and offices across the state, whether you want a better job or are currently unemployed. Counseling, resume review services, information on government training and more can be provided by such programs.
Discounts on Telephone Bills
Lifeline and Link-Up are the two main programs in Georgia. Even if they already receive some sort of public assistance, low income single mothers can still enroll. Whether cellular or home phones, the program can help lower the amount of their monthly bills, for senior citizens or the disabled. Call your local telephone company at 800-282-5813.
Energy Company Programs
Utility companies in Georgia have their own comprehensive assistance programs for which single moms can apply. With the funds given electric and/or summer cooling bills can be acquitted. There are statewide programs for which you can apply as well as programs that can only be found in your county. 888-660-5890 to contact Georgia Power.
Tech Promise is a needs-based scholarship. Tech Promise is designed to fill a gap in the financial aid support system for low-income residents of Georgia. With scholarships, grants, and job opportunities, the program is designed to enable eligible students to attend Georgia Tech debt ... Read More »
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, ... Read More »
The Accel Program is a non-need based grant. It is a program is for students at eligible high schools that wish to take college level coursework for credit towards both high school and college graduation requirements. Eligible students must meet certain criteria, explained below. The program is ... Read More »
The Food Stamp program provides monthly funds for families to purchase groceries. Apply for food stamp benefits online at Georgia COMPASS. After you apply, the Division of Family and Children Services will schedule your telephone interview. You may be asked to provide proof of identity, ... Read More »
A wide range of quality services is available at no cost to individuals (and employers) at One-Stop Centers, with most centers offering a new customer orientation to their job seeker services. Typical services for individuals include exploration of training/education offerings, financial aid ... Read More »
The program provides homeless assistance resources (homeless prevention assistance, shelter, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, and domestic violence assistance) by county. The information is intended to be a resource for individuals or families that are currently homeless or at ... Read More »
Whether you're seeking a low-interest loan for your first home or looking for an affordable apartment to rent, you can visit the Department of Community Affairs for help. What You Should Know: If you're a first-time home buyer who needs a fixed-rate, low-interest mortgage loan, read about ... Read More »
As a result of the continued economic decline across Georgia that has forced secondary school systems to reduce staff, eliminate positions and/or hold vacancies in order to balance budgets, the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) Board of Commissioners voted to expand deferment and forbearance ... Read More »