Non-profit child care centers and after school care programs and certain school situations in Wyoming can receive the Special Milk Program, that’s administered by the Wyoming Department of Education. Sponsors are reimbursed by this program for the milk that children consume. You may not apply for ... Read More »
Assistance for Single Moms in Wyoming
Single moms can receive aid and assistance in all cities and counties across the state of Wyoming. Assistance programs help with free food, housing costs, rent, energy bills, mortgages, free health care, and more.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Crucial support to needy households, single moms and to those making the transition from welfare to work is offered by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that falls under the Department of Family Services (DFS). The mission of the program is to raise the levels of nutrition and provide more nutritious foods for a better diet to low-income households. For further questions call 800-457-3659.
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for Centers
The vital role in improving the quality of day care centers falls on the hands of the United States Department of Agriculture's Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). By subsidizing the cost of food, the CAFP for Centers program allows these day care centers to serve more nutritious meals while also offering participating centers reimbursement for the meals they serve. If you are interested in the Child and Adult Care Food Program for Centers please call the Wyoming Department of Education at 307-777-6263.
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for Homes
Two sponsoring organizations help the Wyoming Department of Education administer the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for homes. Funds to supplement the cost of the food that is served to the children that are enrolled in the daycare are offered to childcare homes that participate in this program. The income levels of the families determine the amount of reimbursement the home receives. Children can receive good nutrition through homes that are part of the program yet no one can apply for the program individually. Daycare Homes that are interested can contact Tamra Jackson at the Wyoming Department of Education 307-777-6263.
Wyoming 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 programs call 307-777-6263.
Special Milk Program
Non-profit child care centers and after school care programs and certain school situations in Wyoming can receive the Special Milk Program that’s administered by the Wyoming Department of Education. Sponsors are reimbursed by this program for the milk that children consume. You may not apply for this program individually but you can participate through the childcares that they are enrolled at. Call 307-777-6263 for more information.
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 Wyoming 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. 307-777-7656 for more information on the program.
Wyoming Summer Food Service
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is administered by the Wyoming Department of Education. Funds to supplement the cost of the food that is served to the children that eat meals at the site will be provided to non-profit and for-profit organizations, schools, and camps that participate in this program. Based on the type of site that is being operated the amount of reimbursement the organization or school receives will vary. Children can receive good nutrition from the Summer Food Service programs yet the program cannot be applied for individually. 307-777-6263 to learn more about the Wyoming SFSP.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
While the family is temporarily unable to support themselves, the Wyoming Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides financial assistance to keep children in their homes. Parents or caretakers relatives must work on an employment plan to become self-supporting while receiving assistance. 307-777-5846 for more information on the program.
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.
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. Call 800-955-2232 for more information about the program.
Credit Repair, Debt Reduction and Financial Assistance
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 across the state of Wyoming. To contact the National Foundation for Credit Counseling call 800-388-2227.
Case Management and Emergency Financial Assistance in Wyoming
Advice, counseling and financial aid ca be provided to single moms by the nation’s leading non-profit organization, which is the Salvation Army. There are several centers across the state where an individual can call for help for paying electric bills, food, holiday meals and gifts, and other help.
Single moms, people with disabilities, people 65 years and older, children and their caretakers, and pregnant women who meet the program’s financial requirements can get their medical services paid for by Wyoming Medicaid, a joint Federal/state program. The purpose of the program is to provide persons who meet the criteria for Medicaid with reimbursement for and assure the availability of appropriate medical care. To learn more about the program and the eligibility criteria call 307-777-7531.
Wyoming Kid Care Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Health, vision and dental insurance is provided to Wyoming’s children and teens through the age of 18 with the help of Kid Care Chip, Wyoming’s Children Health Insurance Program. Children must be uninsured and meet income and eligibility guidelines in order to be found eligible for this program. To request an application call 877-543-7669.
Lawyers, free legal advice, and other support can be provided to single moms by attorneys and non-profit law firms found across the state of Wyoming. 877-432-9955 to contact Legal Aid of Wyoming.
Wyoming Unemployment Insurance
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. If you have questions, please call the Wyoming Claims Center at 307-473-3789.
Wyoming Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)
Singld mom household size, household income and the type of fuel used as the primary heating source are the things that determine the benefits that are provided. Payments will be made directly to the fuel provider. Eligible single moms who are facing an emergency situation will receive Crisis Assistance Payments. Crisis situations are considered: A life or health threatening situation, deposit funds for a fuel hook-up or to avoid a shut-off, or a heating system failure during winter months. If you have questions about your application, benefit amount, or payments please call 800-246-4221.