Charity Programs: Should You?


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:

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.


8 responses on “Charity Programs: Should You?

  1. As the Executive Director of Single Mothers Outreach, I read your article with interest. I checked out Gingerbread and their website is impressive, to say the least. Unfortunately, it is in Great Britain.

    Single Mothers Outreach is a small 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, serving single parents residing in North Los Angeles County. But the board of directors have big vision to expand across the United States within 10 years. The kind of support we give: connecting single parents and their community for help and support so they can move forward toward self-sustainability is a mission whose time has come in America.

    Single parents are some of the most isolated members of American society – they need a charity that not only helps them over financial hurdles, they need a place to connect with other single parents living in their neighborhood and to find the resources they need to effectively care for their families. Single Mothers Outreach is a place where parents learn that their community cares about them and their family and will partner with them to help them move forward, whether it is financially, emotionally, or vocationally.

    Our members appreciate the work we do and I’ve talked with many, many single parents of grown children who say “I wish I had SMO when I was raising my children. It would have helped me a lot.” We are on a mission to help…nationwide.

  2. I am a 46 year old widow with a 11 year old little girl, I have 3 boys but there grown. My husband passed away 8 years ago. I have had a case going with the supreme court over 2 years now first an attorney he took me for $37,000,000. He was supposed to take care of everything that was to be given to my daughter and I. That went on for 5 years thats when the suprem ct got involved. So now Im drawling servivores benifits which just isnt cutting it. I cant get help from the state they say I make to much money. Not to mention child support cut my benifits over my youngest Boy whom is almost 20 years old. So I cant win for loosing I just wana get back on my feet any help would be greatly appreaciated

  3. hello, i am a single mother struggling to take care of my children. i find myself crying often. i have been separated for 8 years. i have a 11, 14, and 18 year old. i work at a hospital making $10.25 per hour. i always say i work to take care of bills and my children. i never have money left over for enjoyment. my kids want everything. they feed their friend even knowing that i am struggling to feed them. my kids will start school monday, august 20, 2012. i spent my bill money buying them clothes and preparing them for school. i am feeling under the weather. i dont know how i am going to replace this bill money i spent. it includes my car insurance and house payment. i continue to pray and trust in the lord. i know that he will provide. please pray for me. i had to get this off my chest.

  4. This is manjula a poor lady staying in Ganagavathi tq, koppal dist Karnataka state , india. having a physically handicapped brother and old mother. and one daugther I no not have any income source . i have earn money to feed my family. You provide financial assistance for me it is so kind favor to me. Please help for further communication. i do not have money to even communicate with you also.

  5. I’m a single mom of 3 kids. Been single for 5 years. I’ve struggled this entire time trying to find employment and been balancing on what little child support we get. I don’t know what to do. Can’t get assistance because evidentially if child support is over 300 a month we don’t qualify. I need help getting a forever job and help maintaining a household so I can keep a roof over my children’s heads. Please if there is anyone who can help me email me.

  6. I need help I dont know where to go… My ex is behind more than $28,000 and is still dodging payments. My daughter hurt her knee 2 weeks ago and because I cant afford 1. to take time off of work (because something we need wont get paid) 2. cant afford to meet our high deductable I can take her to see what is wrong. Last december I took her to the ER because of a spider bite in her ear… Now they are threathening to sue me for the balance. I have contact all the agencies and I gett the same song and dance… We will investigate… Now I am out of time and out of luck… I am just above the line for any sort of help… It seems so hopeless

  7. I AM A SINGLE MOM OF TWO YOUNG CHILDREN AGES 13 AND 6 YEARS OLD. I AM 46 YRS OLD DIVORCED AND DISABLED ON FIXED INCOME NOW FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS. STRUGGLING TO KEEP MY HOME SINCE THE DIVORCE SO THAT MY CHILDREN CAN HAVE A DESCENT PLACE TO LIVE AND IM IN FORCLOSURE RIGHT NOW AND TRYING TO GET A MODIFICATION FOR THE THIRD TIME. IM ON MY THIRD VEHICLE ALSO SINCE THE DIVORCE CAUSE I KEEP GETTING REPOS. TRUTH IS THAT I CANT AFFORD A HOUSE NOTE AND A CAR NOTE AT THE SAME TIME BUT I NEED THEM BOTH. AS OF NOW I HAVE BEEN PAYING FOR THE CAR AND NOT THE HOUSE BECAUSE I HAVE TO GET MY KIDS TO SCHOOL. NOTHING IS MORE FRUSTRATING THAN CRYING DAILY AT THE THOUGHT OF THESE TWO YOUNG CHILDREN DEPENDING ON ME FOR EVERYTHING AND ME NOT BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR THEM. I WANT TO KNOW IF THERE ARE ANY GRANTS OR CHARITIES OUT THERE THAT WOULD PAY MY HOUSE OFF ? THATS THE ONLY WAY THAT IM GOING TO BE ABLE TO LIVE COMFORTABLE. I GOT A HIGH LIGHT BILL EVERY MONTH AND HIGH CAR NOTE AND HIGH CAR INSURANCE. ECT…….GROCERIES, CLOTHES, SHOES, HYGIENE, ECT……… JUST TOO MUCH TO HANDLE ALL BY MYSELF. I NEED HELP. THE LOTTERY WOULD BE GOOD.

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