A charity for single mothers will exist in order to help the lives of hundreds and thousands of single mothers all over the country and the world. These organisations exist for the very purpose of helping you and they will provide you with the top level of information and advice for the problems that you are likely to face as a single mother.
Sometimes life as a single mother can get very tough, it is easy to feel stressed out and worried about a number of things. Therefore you will need a release because if the pressure gets too much and you do not have anyone to turn to then the results can be catastrophic for you and your child. Charity is there, not to undermine your role as a single mother, but to help you fight for your independence.
This article will take a close look at one or two of the charities that exist for single mothers and the services that they provide. They will always encourage you to seek help if you cannot cope and although you may feel as though you have something to prove, there is no shame to be had by stretching out a hand to someone who wants to provide guidance.
Gingerbread is a charity with the slogan of: single parents, equal families. This charity will help you fight for the rights that you are entitled to. They will help you make sure that you are getting the right level of financial assistance from not only the government but the father of your child as well. Some fathers still do not pay child support fees when they are legally told to do so by the government.
This organisation will also help you with applications for scholarships and grants as you try to take advantage of some good financial deals that are out there for single mothers. Members of the charity can talk you through an entire process, tell you what sections mean and are required for and tell you what to do if you do not have the necessary information. All of these things will help you massively as a single mother because it stops you worrying about little issues and allows you to focus on your child.
There is also a help line that you can use in the case of emergencies or when you feel the stress and pressure may be getting too much. The beauty of Gingerbread is the fact that they try to get as many single mothers to work their phones as they possibly can so that if you ring up, then you are more than likely going to be talking to someone with similar experiences to yourself.
Here are some other charity programs that you might want to look at:
- Catholic Charities USA
- Salvation Army USA
- The Nurturing Network (Pregnancy Assistance)
- Angle Food Ministries (buy foods for discounted price if you are in financial need)
Keep in mind that the above list is NOT all the help that you can find in terms of charity aid — so it’s worth your time to do your own search. I also suggest you read our comprehensive single mother resource list for an actual list of links to organizations that provide specific aid to single parents — be it money aid, clothing, food, shelter, financial advice, or even counseling.
Charity for single mothers is there to help you, it is not there to make you feel as though you are not up to the job of being a single mother. The point is that when you need that help they will be there and they will always be there. The charity is designed specifically to help you and your child.