Single moms in the state of Nevada should always make sure that their children are covered. Providing low-cost, comprehensive health care coverage to low income, uninsured children 0-19 years of age who are not covered by Medicaid or private insurance, Nevada Check Up is the state of Nevada’s ... Read More »
Assistance for Single Moms in Nevada
Single moms can receive help and assistance in all cities and counties across the state of Nevada. Assistance programs aid with free food, housing costs, rent, energy bills, mortgages, free health care, and more.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The goal of the Nevada Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is to raise the nutritional level among low-income households by providing the means to increase food purchasing power. Amongst many Nevada families the program is often the first line of defense against hunger. To receive the benefits of this program you must be a resident of the state of Nevada and fall under one of the following groups: (1) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or (2) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,001 who share their household with a person or persons age 60 and over, or with a person with a disability. For more information contact the Nevada Department of Human Resources by phone at 775-684-0500.
School Breakfast and Lunch Program
Funding is provided to schools so that they can offer a nutritious breakfast to students each day by the School Breakfast Program. By providing nutritious school meals every day, the goal of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is to protect the health and well-being of the nation’s children by providing funding that makes it possible for schools to offer a nutritious school lunch. You must be a parent or primary caregiver responsible for a child(ren) who attends school (high school or under) and a resident of the state to be eligible for this program. For more information on the program single moms can call 775-353-3758 for Sparks and 702-668-4585 for Las Vegas.
Nevada Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Low-income pregnant, breastfeeding postpartum women and single moms, infants and children up to the age of 5 who are determined to be at nutritional risk can receive supplemental foods, nutrition education and referrals to health care, at no cost, from the Nevada Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Applicants must be determined by a health professional, at no cost, to be a nutritional risk in order to be fully eligible for the program. Single moms can call for more information on the WIC program the Nevada State Health Division toll-free at 800-863-8942.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
With the aim to have dependent children be cared for in their own homes or in the homes of relative caretakers The Nevada Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program provides temporary assistance for needy families. Support services such as child care, transportation and other supports alongside financial and medical aid is what the TANF program offers for single moms that are not employed, unemployed or unable to work. For more information on the program call 800-992-0900.
Head Start is a Federal program that aims to enhance the cognitive, emotional, and social development of children from birth to age five from low income families making sure they are school ready. Language, literacy, and social and emotional development are some area where the program can support a child’s growth. The role of parents is emphasized by the program as their child’s first and most important teacher. To find a Head Start or Early Head Start program near you, call 866-763-6481.
Rental Assistance Vouchers
Low income single moms, the elderly, and the disabled can receive assistance to afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market with the help of The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program offered through the Department of Housing and Urban Development. 702-922-6900 for more information and general inquiries about the program.
Nevada Credit Repair and Counseling
Single moms can get help to pay and reduce debts, be offered housing counseling, and be administered general budgeting and financial advice from a number of non-profit organizations and government approved credit and housing counselors across the state of Nevada. To contact the National Foundation for Credit Counseling call 800-388-2227.
Emergency Family Services
Single moms can get help paying bills, receive vouchers for different needs such as food, clothing, and gasoline, and also receive rent help through the different programs administered by the Salvation Army. Families in Nevada can gains stability and/or find a job with the help of different case works that operate across the state.
Single moms who can’t afford medical care can receive health insurance from Nevada Medicaid that will help them pay for some or all of their medical bills. Individuals and families must fit into an eligibility group that is recognized by Federal and state law in order to receive the benefits of this program. Medicaid sends payments directly to health care providers rather than giving the money to the client. Information regarding eligibility is available by calling 800-992-0900.
Nevada Check Up (SCHIP)
Providing low-cost, comprehensive health care coverage to low income, uninsured children 0-19 years of age who are not covered by Medicaid or private insurance, Nevada Check Up is the state of Nevada’s Children’s Health Insurance Program. There are no co-payment requirements from this program for any services provided. However the family will be charger quarterly monthly premiums, the amount being determined by family size and income. For more information about low cost medical insurance for children, call 800-360-6044.
A wide variety of legal services and support is offered to single mothers across the state with the help of the Nevada Legal Services (NLS) Program. Call 775-284-3491 for Reno Nevada, 775-883-0404 for Carson City, and 702-386-0404 for Las Vegas, if you want more information on the program.
If eligibility requirements are met, financial assistance is provided through Unemployment Insurance benefits to workers unemployed through no fault of their own. You must have worked in Nevada during the past 12 to 18 months and have earned at least a minimum amount of wages, in order to qualify for this benefit program. In order to establish your unemployment insurance claim call 775-684-0350 for Northern Nevada or 702-486-0350 for Southern Nevada.
Nevada Energy Assistance Program (EAP)
The main goal of the Energy Assistance Program (EAP) is to assist low income single moms in Nevada with the high cost of energy. Funding for the program is provided from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) block grant and from Universal Energy Charge (UEC) funds distributed through the Nevada Fund for Energy assistance and Conservations. Crisis Intervention and Fast-Track are the two emergency assistance programs provided all year round by the EAP to help those in need. For public inquiries call 702-486-1404.