Single-parent families face different challenges everyday not only emotionally but also financially. It can be an overwhelming feeling to be a single parent and to be responsible for the welfare of your family. If you bear this responsibility alone, it can be stressful and some may feel that they could be going crazy because of their current situation. Lucky for them there can be help that is given by the government in the state that they reside in. The rate of unemployment alabama single moms is currently increasing. This is because they can’t get a job that would be so demanding on them and their time. Some single moms lose their job because they need to be absent when their child has an emergency or is sick. Some companies see this as a weakness.
Meeting the basic needs of a child is a challenge for any single parent especially if they belong to those in the poverty line. It is during these tough times that the state of Alabama offers them some help so that they can survive and give what their children needs. Help comes in different forms, here are a few common assistance that they give single moms
a. Food support – Single moms with children that are below 5 years of age as well as pregnant women can get the food support that they have to offer. This program is subsidized by the federal government. If all the qualifications are met, the single moms will receive a monthly cash allowance that they can use to purchase food.
b. Childcare Support – A mom cannot really work for the family or study while taking care of the children, which is why there are options available to help them with childcare. There are facilities and childcare centers that have been accredited and they provide a more affordable charge for their service.
c. Health Support – Aside from providing the families with nutritious foods, the state of Alabama also sees to it that single mothers have health insurance for their kids. This makes it possible for the kids to have access to medical care in case they need it. The insurance that they provide can be used by children who are under 19 years of age. With this, the kids can be immunized, have regular check-ups, dental check-ups and they can even be provided special medical services like mental health as well as for drug abuse problems.
d. Education Support – With this help, single moms and their children can apply and be eligible to go into a college or a university in Alabama. The state hopes that after they had finished their education, they will become more able to provide for their family and have a better future. There are requirements for applicants to be able to get this kind of help and the amount that is offered as help also depends on the availability of the funds. Hopefully, they would be able to help more people in need if more people decide to help them and donate.