Single moms with dependent children can receive cash assistance from the Financial Assistance for Needy Families Program (FANF) through either of these programs: the New Hampshire Employment Program (NHEP) the Unemployed Parent Program, the Family Assistance Program (FAP) the Interim ... Read More »
Assistance for Single Moms in New Hampshire
Single moms can receive help and assistance in all cities and counties across the state of New Hampshire. Assistance programs aid with free food, housing costs, rent, energy bills, mortgages, free health care, and more.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Good nutrition and health is what characterize the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program. Benefits used to purchase food items at grocery stores, supermarkets or other participating food retailers are provided to eligible single moms and households. Teaching single moms more about purchasing and preparing nutritious meals is one of the main goals of the program. 800-852-3345 for more information on eligibility and benefits.
New Hampshire 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.
New Hampshire Special Milk Program
With the goal to encourage consumption of fluid milk by children in public schools, child care centers, after-school-hours child care programs, summer camps, and similar non-profit institutions devoted to the care and training of children, the Special Milk Program (SMP) was created. To learn more about the program call the New Hampshire Bureau of Nutrition Programs and Services call 603-271-3646.
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 New Hampshire 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. 800-852-3310.
New Hampshire Financial Assistance for Needy Families (FANF)
Single moms with dependent children can receive cash assistance from the Financial Assistance for Needy Families Program (FANF) through either the New Hampshire Employment Program (NHEP), the Unemployed Parent Program, the Family Assistance Program (FAP), or the Interim Disabled Parent program. Children must lack parental support or care due to continued absence, death, or because one or both parents in a two- parent home are unemployed, disabled or working less than 100 hours a month, in order to qualify for the benefits offered by this program. 800-852-3345.
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 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program
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. 800-439-7247 for more information and general inquiries about the program.
Single mothers can receive access to a variety of housing, credit, and debt reduction and consolidation programs from the several agencies that have been approved by the federal government as non-profits. To contact the National Foundation for Credit Counseling call 800-388-2227.
Emergency Aid and Social Services
The Salvation Army offers short term crisis assistance. Single moms will also receive help from case managers so that they can achieve long term stability. Heating bill assistance, free food, clothing, housing and much more is offered.
Needy single moms single moms and families in New Hampshire who meet financial and other eligibility requirements and certain other individuals who lack adequate resources to pay for medical care can get help from the New Hampshire Medicaid program. Ranging from routine preventive medical care for children to institutional care for the elderly and disabled, the program will provide payment for these services. To learn more about the Medicaid program in New Hampshire call 800-852-3345.
New Hampshire Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Uninsured children and teens can receive low-cost and free health coverage options from the New Hampshire Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This program is administered under New Hampshire Medicaid. 800-852-3345 to contact Medicaid Client Services and find out more about the program.
Single moms can receive free legal assistance and consultations in New Hampshire from a number of non-profit law firms and volunteer attorneys. 800-639-5290 to call the New Hampshire Legal Services and apply for free legal services.
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 Tennessee 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. 800-266-2252 for more inquiries.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Some relief may be provided for single moms who are having trouble paying for heat during the winter season by the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning Fuel Assistance Program. Six local Community Action Agencies (also known as CAAs) are contacted by the Office of Energy and Planning (OEP) to provide service to eligible households. Qualified New Hampshire households receive benefits to assist with heating cost from the Fuel Assistance Program, as soon as funds become available. 603-271-2155 to contact Fuel Assistance Program Manager Celeste Lovett for more information on the program.