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Organizations that Care

In my book Power of Presence, I write about the need to have a group of

caring friends and relatives - a pride - who surround a family with love and

support, to help those of us who are struggling navigate the waters of single

parenthood. But a pride for many is more than people power. A pride

sometimes has to expand to include a community of organizations that

connect resources and supports that we may need in looking for a home, or

food, or legal assistance, a safe haven, advice in making our dollars stretch, or

organizations that will enrich the lives of our children.

The following list of resources were carefully selected to provide help

when there is a need. Most of these resources are free but all have been tested

by time and effectiveness. If you need it, don’t be afraid or ashamed to seek

help. We all need it from time to time.


NEED HELP IN FINDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR KIDS AT ANY

AGE?


4- H http://4-h.org/ - Free: You can find your local 4-H to find the right program for your child

that fits within a family budget and schedule, meet 1/week to 1/month.


After School All Stars http://www.afterschoolallstars.org/programs/need-for-after-school/Free:

Programs only take place at Title I schools where more than 50% of students qualify for the

Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program, in over 350+ school sites across the U.S.


AllStar Code http://www.allstarcode.org/ - Free: This program, founded in 2014 by the

daughter of entrepreneur Reginald F. Lewis, provides young men of color the skills, networks

and mindsets they need to succeed in coding and computer programs so they can create new

futures through technology.


Boys and Girls Club of America https://www.bgca.org/programs - Free: Can easily find a

club in your community that offers innovative programs designed to empower youth to excel in

school, become good citizens and lead healthy, and productive lives.


Camp Fire http://campfire.org/programs/out-of-school-time/after-school Free: Camp Fire

partners with schools in many communities to deliver programming before and after school.

Programs vary by location. Contact your local Camp Fire office for information about programs,

activities, and volunteer opportunities in your area.


Campaign for Grade-Level Reading http://gradelevelreading.net – Free: A national network of

civic leaders, policymakers, advocates, community organizations and families committed to

making sure kids are reading on grade level by the fourth grade. More than forty states, Puerto

Rico, the Virgin Island, the District of Columbia and Calgary, Canada have made this goal a top

priority.


Child Care Aware http://www.childcareaware.org/ - Free: State by State Resources Map for

Families, to locate safe and affordable child care in your ZIP code. It does this by connecting

parents with child care providers throughout the country.


Girls Inc. http://www.girlsinc.org/findagirlsinc./girls-inc-usa-and-canada.html/ - Free: Girls

Inc. delivers life-changing programs that inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold. The network

of local Girls Inc. nonprofit organizations serves girls ages 6 - 18 annually.


Head Start https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ohs/- Free: Community Head Start Locator to find out

eligibility guidelines and application process for early childcare 0-5.


YMCA http://www.ymca.net/ - Free: Can find your YMCA by searching with your city, state or

zip code and then reach out to them to see what afterschool programs are available in your area.


NEED HELP WITH CHILD SUPPORT?


Divorce Headquarters, Inc. http://www.divorcehq.com/ - Free: From finding an attorney to

Children’s and Grandparent’s Rights to Child Support guidelines. An online state-wide calculator

is available.


Office of Child Support Enforcement https://www.acf.hhs.gov/css/parents/how-do-you-getchild-

support/ - Free: Find your state on a map to email or call your local child support office.

They will help you open a case, change the amount of your child support payments, if

appropriate, and answer specific questions about your case.


NEED HELP FINANCING COLLEGE AND OTHER POST-SECONDARY

OPPORTUNTIES?


Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation http://www.newcombefoundation.org/ - Free: If you are

35 or older, and have done well in college thus far, you may be able to get a scholarship from

Newcombe. Awards are made directly to the college or university.


Fastweb http://www.fastweb.com/ - Free: Leading online resource for finding scholarships for

all students, with special search capacity for bilingual students, Hispanics, African Americans,

and veterans. Fastweb members are matched to relevant scholarship opportunities completely

free of charge.


Federal Student Aid http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ - Free: The first step in getting any kind of free

or low-interest funding for college.


School and College Grants and Scholarships http://www.schoolgrantsblog.com/ - Free: You

can search grants and scholarships opportunities specific to a state.


Soroptimist -Best for Women http://www.soroptimist.org/ - Free: Education and training

awards for women. Each year, more than $1.7 million in education grants are awarded to more

than 1,300 women, many have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic

violence and/or drug and alcohol abuse. Live Your Dream Awards recipients may use the cash

award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher ed: books, childcare, tuition

and transportation.


U.S. Department of Education https://www2.ed.gov/programs/ - Free - The Federal

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant FSEOG Program provides need-based grants to

help low-income undergraduate students finance the costs of postsecondary education. Institution

must give priority to those students with “exceptional need” (those with the lowest Expected

Family Contributions who are also Federal Pell Grant Recipients).


FEELING OVERWHELMED/SCARED FOR THE SAFETY OF SOMEONE

YOU LOVE OR YOUR OWN?


Casa De Esperanza http://www.casadeesperanza.org/ - Free: National 24- hour bilingual

domestic violence hotline. Call: 651-772-1611.


Child Help https://www.childhelp.org/hotline/ - Free: This National Child Abuse hotline is

staffed 24/7 by professional crisis counselors, has interpreters available to provide assistance in

more than 200 languages. Call: 800-4-A-Child or 800-422-4453.


GoodTherapy https://www.goodtherapy.org/ - Free: A national and international

resource to assist you in finding a therapist, psychologist, marriage Counselor, rehab and

residential treatment centers, and mental health resources.


National Coalition Against Domestic Violence www.ncadv.org/ - Free: This website

provides extensive resources for helping to understand the various forms of domestic violence.

Also, provides links to other websites to access other resources depending on your nationality/

culture. Call: 800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 800-787-3224 (TTY).


National Network to End Domestic Violence www.nnedv.org/ - Free: NNEDV represents 56

US state and territorial coalitions against domestic violence. These coalitions serve as state-wide

leaders in the efforts to end domestic violence and can connect you to local domestic violence

service providers. Call 800-799-7233 and TTY 800-787-3224.


National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline https://www.rainn.org/ - Free: RAINN is the

nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. Chat online with a trained staff member who

can provide you confidential crisis support. Call 800-656-HOPE (4673) to be routed to local

RAINN office based on the first six digits of your phone number. It offers crisis intervention and

direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Their database holds over 5,000 resources in

communities across the country. Bilingual advocates too. Language Line offers translations in

170+ languages.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ - Free: This is a

national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to

people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24/7. Call: 800-273-8255.


NIWRC www.niwrc.org/ - Free: The National Resource Center to Enhance Safety of

Native Women and their Children is a culturally-appropriate, anonymous, confidential service

dedicated to serving Native American survivors of domestic violence and concerned family

members and friends. By dialing 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483) Monday through Friday

from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST, callers can connect at no cost one-on-one with knowledgeable

advocates.


Pullover Pal https://thepulloverpal.com/ - $15 or less for document holders designed to reduce

the stress of interacting with law enforcement officers during traffic stops.


Veterans Crisis Line https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ - Free: Connects Veterans and their

families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a

confidential toll-free hotline. Call: 800-273-8255, online chat, or text 838255.


When Georgia Smiled Foundation https://www.whengeorgiasmiled.org/aspire-curriculum -

Free: Voted as one of the two “best apps for domestic violence prevention,” the Aspire News App

is a potentially life-saving smartphone app that allows victims of abuse to call for help at the

touch of a button. The app is based on a curriculum that defines five types of abuse: physical,

emotional, verbal, sexual, digital and financial.


NEED HELP BECOMING MONEY SAVVY?


9 Fun Ways to Teach Your Children about Saving Money https://

www.familyeducation.com/life/teaching-kids-save/9-fun-ways-teach-your-children-aboutsaving-

money?slide=6/ - Free: Family education shares fun ways to teach your children about

saving money and becoming fiscally responsible.


Banking Sense http://www.bankingsense.com/ - Free: Provides tips on personal

finance, credit cards, and bank accounts.


Cash Money Life https://cashmoneylife.com/ - Free: Useful information on personal finance,

small business, and career journals, with daily articles about financial, small business, and career

topics.


Debtors Anonymous http://www.debtorsanonymous.org/ - Free: Promotes a 12-Step Program

to restore financial health.


Earned Income Tax Credit https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/earnedincome-

tax-credit/ - Free: By answering questions and providing basic income information, you

can use Earned Income Tax Credit Assistant to: find out if you are eligible for EITC; determine if

your child or children meet the tests for a qualifying child; and estimate the amount of your

credit.


Eliminating Racism/Empowering Women - YWCA https://

www.ywca.org/- Free: Each year, 76 percent of women and children served by YWCAs have

incomes below the federal poverty level or less, the equivalent of about $23,850 a year for a

family of four. YWCA works to address the unique needs of those living in poverty and strive for

outcomes that increase emotional and economic self-sufficiency. We provide more than 122,000

women with economic empowerment programs annually, and more than 2,200 military veterans

and their families with housing, health care, career education, and counseling. YWCA also has

an ongoing commitment - truly, a mandate of our mission - to provide leadership development

opportunities to women and girls.


Kiplinger http://www.kiplinger.com/ - Free: You can sign up for a daily email service to receive

advice on investments, retirement, personal finance, taxes.


The Letters Foundation https://letters.foundation/-free: The Letters Foundation considers

letters written by individuals on behalf of themselves or their immediate families. It provides

“life-changing” grants to people who, for reasons beyond their control, have fallen on hand

financial times.


Money Savvy Generation http://www.msgen.org/ - Free: Provides important financial

education lessons for the youth audience. The Money Savvy Generation Foundation provides

innovative and age-appropriate curriculum materials to educators and others to help them teach

young students (grades K through 10) the skills of basic personal finance. As referenced in the

Power of Presence, you can also purchase a four- section piggy bank to reinforce the objectives

of saving, investing, sharing and spending.


My Debt Epiphany http://www.mydebtepiphany.com/ - Free: Provides an opportunity for a

single mom living on public assistance, with no hope and zero money skills to gain financial

stability. MDE has become the one stop shop to help many get their mind and money right.

Subscribe for weekly motivation + free resources and tools that can be used to reach financial

success.


My Money Five https://www.mymoney.gov/ - Free: A government site to help make the

most out of your money by learning ways to earn, borrow, save/invest, spend, and protect your

finances. It provides online calculators, budget worksheets, planning checklists and other helpful

resources to help make successful financial decisions.


Office of Child Care https://www.acf.hhs.gov/occ/ - Free: Office of Child Care supports lowincome

working families through child care financial assistance and promotes children's learning

by improving the quality of early care and education and afterschool programs.


Office of Community Services, Low-Income Home Energy https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ocs/

liheap-state-and-territory-contact-listing/- Free: Includes a map where you can select your state

to see what low income home energy assistance programs are available.


Operation Homefront Critical Assistance Program https://mafa.operationhomefront.net/

MafaQualify.aspx/ - Free: If you are active duty, deployed, a veteran, or are a wounded, ill or

injured service member -- and meet their criteria -- you may be eligible for assistance (Auto

payment and assistance; Auto repair; Child & dependent care; Critical baby items; Dental; Food

assistance; Essential home items; Medical; Moving & relocation; Rent & Mortgage; Travel &

Transportation; Utilities; Vision Care; Other.


Single Moms Income http://singlemomsincome.com/ - Free: Provides investment tips for

beginners.


TANF https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ofa/programs/tanf/about/ - Free: The Temporary Assistance for

Needy Families (TANF) program is designed to help families living in poverty achieve selfsufficiency.


WIFE http://www.wife.org/ - Free: The Women’s Institute for Financial Education is the oldest

non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial education to women in their quest for

financial independence.


Wise Bread http://www.wisebread.com/ - Free: Wise Bread is a community of bloggers here to

help you live large on a small budget so you don't have to sacrifice your financial independence

to enjoy life


NEED HELP FIGHTING FOOD INSECURITY?


211.org http://www.211.org/- Free: This is a national clearinghouse that is a free and

confidential service that helps people across the US and in many parts of Canada find local

resources, including food banks.


Catholic Charities https://catholiccharitiesusa.org/ - Varies: Catholic Charities provides critical

services to people with a low income. Many of the services are offered on a sliding scale. Their

programs include support for finding affordable housing, providing information on food

assistance, and counseling to empower people to find better paying employment.


Feeding America http://www.feedingamerica.org/ - Free; Provides a food bank locator to find

pantries near you if you need food today. You can also apply for a SNAP card through the

agency.


Summer Food Rocks https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks/ -Free: Nutritious free meals

are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation

throughout the summer while school is out of session. Website provides a mapping tool to find a

site near you.


Food Pantries.org http://www.foodpantries.org/ - Free: Lists food pantries by state.


National School Lunch Program https://www.fns.usda.gov/nslp/national-school-lunchprogram-

nslp/ - Free: Provides links to application, eligibility requirements, rates of

reimbursement and fact sheet.


School Breakfast Program https://www.fns.usda.gov/sbp/school-breakfast-program-sbp/ -

Free: Provides links to application, eligibility requirements, rates of reimbursement and fact

sheet.


SNAP https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/apply/ - Free: This is the Supplemental Nutrition

Assistance Program. Many states will now allow you to apply for a SNAP card online. Begin by

researching the SNAP eligibility requirements to see if you are eligible for grocery shopping

dollars in your state.


WIC https://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/women-infants-and-children-wic/ - Free: The Women,

Infant and Children program site provides a prescreening Tool to see if you are eligible for WIC

benefits. The tool is offered in many languages. WIC provides Federal grants to States for

supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant,

breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age

five who are found to be at nutritional risk.


NEED LEGAL ADVICE?


Attorneys.com http://www.attorneys.com/child-custody/custody-rights-the-singlemother/

Free: Good place to start if you need to learn what your custody rights are.


Find Law.com http://lawstudents.findlaw.com/choosing-a-law-school/us-lawschools.

html/ - Free: It is often possible to get free or greatly discounted legal services, by going

through a law school. You will be working with one or more students, but they will be supervised

by either a professor or an attorney. For information on law schools in your area check this

website.


Legal Services Corporation http://www.lsc.gov/about-lsc/who-we-are/ - Free: Legal Services

Corporation provides legal advice on civil matters to qualified, low-income individuals.


Legal Match https://www.legalmatch.com/company/about_us.html/ Free: Legal match will help

you find the right lawyer based on your city or county, on the specifics of the consumer's case

and the lawyer's location and area of legal practice.


NEED HELP MAKING YOUR HEALTH A PRIORITY?


ADAA.org https://adaa.org/finding-help/getting-support/ - Free: The Anxiety and Depression

Association of America site provides an member directory of licensed mental health providers

who specialize in anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, PTSD, and related disorders. ADAA

works to reduce the stigma surrounding anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and related disorders.


American Pregnancy Association http://americanpregnancy.org/ - Free: By utilizing a toll-free

helpline, the Internet, and patient education materials, the Association is able to deliver instant

answers and provide access to resources when women need those most. Call 800-672-2296 Mon-

Fri 9:00-5:00 pm Central.


Americans With Disability Act https://adata.org/learn-about-ada Free: The ADA Home

Page provides access to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations for businesses and

State and local governments, technical assistance materials, ADA Standards for Accessible

Design, links to Federal agencies with ADA responsibilities and information, updates on new

ADA requirements, and streaming video.


BetterHelp https://www.betterhelp.com/ - Varies: Talk with a licensed, professional therapist

online. Convenient, affordable, private online counseling. Anytime, anywhere. While face-toface

counseling can cost $150 to $250 for a single session, the cost of counseling through

BetterHelp ranges from only $35 to $70 USD per week for unlimited access to your counselor.


Blink Health https://www.blinkhealth.com/ - Free: Save up to 95% on your prescriptions at

your local pharmacy. Free to use – no membership fees.


CHIP https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/childrens-health-insurance-program/ - Free:

The Children’s Health Insurance Program is administered by states, according to federal

requirements. This site provides information on enrollment, eligibility, cost sharing, and

benefits.


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance https://secure2.convio.net/dabsa/site/SPageServer/

PageServer?pagename=home Free: Depression and bipolar disorder can be isolating illnesses,

find DBSA support groups in your area that can help you connect with others who have been

there as well.


Health Resources & Services Administration https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/index.html/ -

Free: HRSA Health Centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance – you pay what

you can afford based on your income. Health centers provide services that include checkups

when you are well, treatment when you are sick, complete care when you are pregnant, and

immunizations and checkups for your children. Some health centers also provide mental health,

substance abuse, oral health, and/or vision services. HRSA Health Centers care for you, even if

you have no health insurance.


Healthy Place https://www.healthyplace.com/about-healthyplace/about-us/about-healthyplace/ -

Free: This comprehensive mental health site provides information on mental health disorders and

psychiatric medication from both a consumer and expert point of view.


The HollyRod Foundation www.hollyrod.org/ - Free: HollyRod Foundation is a non-profit

organization founded by actress Holly Robinson Peete and retired NFL quarterback Rodney

Peete that provides "medical, physical, and emotional support" to individuals living with

Parkinson's Disease as well as families of children with autism. The HollyRod4kids initiative

assists families affected by autism through providing resources to help improve the lives of

children diagnosed with the disorder. Concurrently, it also provides aid for Parkinson's Disease

patients through its HollyRod Compassionate Care Program.


Medicaid https://www.medicaid.gov/ Free: Use this site to determine your eligibility for

Medicaid.


National Alliance on Mental Health https://www.nami.org/ Free: Help Line staff and

volunteers are prepared to answer your questions about mental health issues including:

symptoms of mental health, treatment, local support groups, education programs and can connect

individual with legal assistance in their area. Helpline: 800-950-6264.


The National Resource on ADHD http://www.chadd.org/default.aspx/ - Free: This non-profit,

membership organization provides resources, the latest research, management information on

attention deficit disorders and support groups in local communities. People with mental illness,

and their friends, can visit this website to: find tools to help in the recovery process; learn about

the different kinds of mental illnesses; read stories from real life people suffering from mental

health issues; and interact with others to see how getting involved can help recovery.


Option Line http://www.optionline.org/get-help/ -Free: Live chat option. Website is in English

and Spanish. Offers free, confidential help, information about pregnancy signs and symptoms,

information on all your options, and can quickly connect you to the local assistance you need.


Helpline Text 313131 or call 800-712-HELP.


Partnership for Prescription Assistance https://www.pparx.org/ - Free: Partnership for

Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the

medicines they need for free or nearly free. You can also get help in finding a free or low-cost

clinic close to where you live.


Planned Parenthood https://www.plannedparenthood.org/ - Free: You are able to schedule an

appointment anywhere in the US by providing your zip or city and state. Backed by medical

experts and more than 100 years of research in reproductive health, it is the largest provider of

sex education information while providing gynecological, breast, and testicular cancer

screenings.


The Chopra Center https://chopra.com/ - Meditate Online for Free: From life-changing live

events and online courses, to eye-opening teacher trainings and unique products, The Chopra

Center brings the timeless wisdom of meditation, yoga, and Ayurveda into the modern world.

Discover self-awareness and why it is the key to closing the gap between who you are and who

you want to be.


NEED HELP IN ENHANCING THE PEOPLE POWER OF YOUR PRIDE?


211.org http://www.211.org/ -Free: A number of churches attempt to help needy families

provide Christmas presents or holiday dinners. To find out who in your area is offering

assistance call 211 and ask for local church listings.


American Association of Retired Persons http://www.aarp.org/experience-corps/ -Free:

AARP Foundation Experience Corps is an intergenerational volunteer-based tutoring program

that is proven to help children who aren’t reading at grade level become great readers by the end

of third grade.


CNCS https://www.nationalservice.gov/ - Free: Through the Corporation for National and

Community Service volunteers are investing their time, energy and talent to improve the lives of

others and strengthening their communities. In the process, they are building a more engaged

society and becoming leaders in civic life.


Generations United https://www.gu.org/ Free: The mission of Generations United is to

improve the lives of children youth and older people through intergenerational collaboration,

public policies, and programs for the enduring benefit of all.


iMentor https://imentor.org/ - Free: iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower 

first generation students from low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college,

and achieve their ambitions. Operating in three areas of the country – New York City, Chicago

and the Bay Area of California – iMentor provides mentors to 44 schools, who have to commit to

mentoring that student for at least three years.


International Mentoring Association http://mentoringassociation.org/ - Free: Provides access

to monthly mentoring webinars, newsletter and quarterly magazine.


Marine Toys For Tots https://www.toysfortots.org/donate/locate.aspx/ Free: You can

enter your address to see what local Toys for Tots Campaigns are in your area and call the centers

directly to see how you can apply and request a toy.

Mentoring.org http://www.mentoring.org/ - Free: The only national database of youth

mentoring programs connecting volunteers to opportunities in their local communities.


Mentoring USA http://www.mentoringusa.org/ - Free: The nation’s first state-wide, school

based, one-to-one mentoring program that promotes volunteerism and recruiting of more

mentors.


National CARES Mentoring Movement http://www.caresmentoring.org/ - Free: National

CARES Mentoring Movement has launched The Risings, consciousness-changing, group mentoring

initiatives equal to the crisis our under-resourced children are facing.


Salvation Army Christmas Assistance http://salvationarmyusa.org/

usn/christmas-assistance/ Free: Donations and financial assistance provide Christmas dinners,

clothing, and toys for families in need, including families of prisoners. Contact your local Corps

Community Center by using the location search, most locations begin registration as early as

October.


NEED HELP FINDING A PLACE TO LIVE?


211.org http://www.211.org/ - Free: Many churches are able to pay some or all of your

living expenses for up to one month. To be connected with who helps in your area, go to the

national 211 website.


Bridge of Hope https://bridgeofhopeinc.org/ - Free: This is a Christian-based organization.

They reach out to churches to find people who are willing to help homeless women and children.

Bridge of Hope provides opportunities for those who want to help and be helped. Women

wanting help must be U.S. citizens and they must be homeless.


Catholic Charities https://catholiccharitiesusa.org/efforts/affordable-housing/ Free: Catholic

Charities, among other goals, works to prevent homelessness by providing financial assistance

for rent, mortgage or utility payments; and by helping to resolve issues that may lead to

homelessness. Contact your local Catholic Charities to see what housing options are in your area.


CoAbode http://www.coabode.org/about/article/1/ - Free: CoAbode is nationwide and in

Canada. Membership is free to help you locate members in your community to connect for house

sharing. Matches based on shared values, personalities and goals.


Habitat for Humanity http://www.habitat.org/getinv/apply.aspx/ -Free: Requires you to

help build homes before you get one of your own. Homebuyers invest hundreds of hours of their

own labor, called sweat equity, working alongside volunteers and other Habitat homeowners.


HUD https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/buying_a_home/ Free: The

Department of Housing and Urban Development has different programs available to help you

buy your dream home. For information on renting a HUD subsidized housing unit, search this

HUD site. https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/rental_assistance/

Housing Choice Voucher Programs and HUD Public Housing Program for rental assistance.

Making Homes Affordable https://www.makinghomeaffordable.gov/pages/default.aspx/

Free: If you have a home, having difficulty paying your mortgage, need help from a housing

counselor, and need to know what your mortgage assistance options are available - this is a good

start.


Mercy Housing https://www.mercyhousing.org/helping-women-and-mothers/ -

Free: Representing 60 percent of Mercy Housing's adult resident population, women are an

important part of their communities across the country. They remain committed to serving

women and mothers through affordable housing properties as well as resident services.


National Homeless Shelter Directory http://nationalhomeless.org/references/directory/

Can locate homeless shelters simply by searching your city, many listings per state with all of

their contact info and available resources and programs.


Operation Hope https://www.operationhope.org/home-ownership/ Free: Learn about the

basics of owning your own home, from mortgages to homeowner’s insurance.


Salvation Army http://salvationarmyusa.org/usn/housing-and-homeless-services/ -

Free: For those families with temporary needs, family service programs help families and needy

individuals with emergency food, housing, and utility assistance. Enter zip code to find the

Salvation Army facility nearest you.


Social Serve.com http://www.socialserve.com/ -Free: Find affordable rental housing by state.


JUST FOR US SINGLE MOMS!


CounselingDegreesOnline.org. Looking to obtain an advanced degree in psychology that will fit into your hectic schedule?

Look at the Counseling Education Guides to help job seekers,  professionals, and students understand the changing landscapes of these  programs and their impact on careers and employment. You can view the  guides here: 

https://www.counselingdegreesonline.org/

https://www.psychologydegrees.org/

   Key updates to both websites include:

- A comprehensive look at the growth of online counseling programs at not-for-profit universities

- Tips for pursuing a graduate behavioral counseling program while working

- A list of the top educational programs calculated with the ROI against a student's degree


Epic Mommy Adventures http://epicmommyadventures.com/ Free: It’s a good mix of

every day randomness, inspiration and motivation for single parenting success and how

extremely hard it is. You can sign up to get an email for newly added posts, but you can also

access posts anytime.


Kaywanda Lamb http://www.kaywandalamb.com/blog/ - Free: Provides

“Happy, Healthy, Whole and Healed” Coaching, but you can also access her posts for free on

The Winning Single Mom website.


Nakisha Wynn http://www.nakishawynn.com/ - Free: Orlando

family lifestyle blog for single working moms. Nakishawynn.com focuses on single parenting,

self care, confidence, entrepreneurship and family fun.


Single Mom Chic Life https://singlemomchiclife.com/ - Free: Single Mom

Chic life is full of life advice, fashion and beauty tips. Tonya Parker is a counselor, blogger, and

former single mom who wrote "Single Mom Chic," about her journey as a single mom includes

simple steps to help single moms live their best lives: full of tips on career strategies, creating a

chic home and wardrobe on a budget, dating, etc.


Single Moms Planet http://www.singlemomsplanet.com/blog/ - Free: This is

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