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May 29 , 2009
Parenting is a challenge. Single parenting is a tougher challenge !
Here is some help dealing with kids that fight with each other , and have other conflicts , There are some great ideas about diffusing your kids before they explode !http://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/relating/sibling_rivalry/stop_sibling_conflict.aspx
MAY 26, 2007
Another great site ( make sure you read the about us section telling about the founder and what she has done ! ) Membership is now free !
"Single Parents Resources, Divorced Mothers Support
Welcome divorced mothers, divorced dads, single moms & single dads, unwed mothers, widows, widowers and grandparents raising grandchildren:
family law, child support, visitation, custody, dating resources, support, critical information, assistance, articles, single parent celebrity interviews, contests, fun functions & more...
Single Parents, It's All Here For You"
NEW MAY 14 , 2007 :
Here is a great site for searching for local single parent support groups. It is really important to network with other single parents. It is also great to share your challenges as a single parent with someone else who understands.
DON'T FORGET ABOUT SUMMER FUN FOR YOU AND YOUR KIDS !
Summer is coming up soon ! Here are some ideas about what you kids can do when you are at work . There are ideas for free and very low cost Summer activities.
THE MAIN PAGE FOR SINGLE MOMS CAN BE FOUND HERE :
ON BEING PREGNANT AND SINGLE
Here is a new site , that precludes many of the other single mom sites. Why ?
Because it starts with the single woman who is pregnant .
No matter why you are single and pregnant , support is important. Here is a place to start :
you and me kid
This website and online community is geared for women who find themselves alone during pregnancy and after the birth of their child. Whether it's by choice or by circumstances beyond our control, ( a loss of a partner due to breakups, death or separated by distance) we all have one thing in common- we are single and pregnant or single mothers, and looking for information and support on bringing up healthy, well-adjusted children.
GENERAL PARENTING SITES
About dot coms' single parent site. Beware of flashing ads ! Good information though.
Here is one for single moms of color
Reducing Drama for the Single Mama
"If you are a single mama, welcome home. If you are not, you are invited to visit our special place. Stay a while, and spread the word. This site is where single mamas get real about our lives. It's where we'll learn from experts and one another to become the best mamas and the best people we can be. We'll share laughter and tears through real stories that have lessons for all of us.".
This site is for "All types of single parents." It looks like a forum on the home page. It does have a forum , but it has other information too.
This site looks very active in their support network. It is worth checking out for chatting with and supporting yourself and helping other parents
"And with all that we make friends. We laugh, cry, get upset with each other and make up. We are the community of single parents and that is our main objective. That IS our business, so to speak.
We have single moms, single dads and older children of single parents. We are about making it work together, though alone in our homes, with little social lives we have found each other. We are a family amoungst ourselves.
We Are Single Family Voices!
Come share and find the care needed to continue to grow."
Here is the single mom page from the site called Christian Mommies :
This is an online social club for single parents. Looks interesting !
From the people at Suite 101 : some archived articles by and for single parents.
I am not sure if this is a national or local site , but if you live in Florida , this looks like a wonderful place.
It is called Sheridan House.
Here is the address and phone. I wish there was a place like this in every town and city everywhere.
Sheridan House Family Ministries.4200 S.W. 54th Court, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
Toll Free: 1-800-838-1552 Phone: 954-583-1552 Fax: 954-583-7993
Here is a site called SearchMothers . Following is their list of what they offer . Their site seems pretty comprehensive.
"The website cover the following topics:
Mothers: Single Mothers, Stay-at-Home Moms, Working Mothers, Divorcing Mothers, Married Mothers, and more.
Parenting: Baby, Toddler, Adolescent and Teenager, Pregnancy, Adoption, Infertility, and Foster CareMothers’
Rights: Child Custody, Child Support, Parenting Time, Family Law, and Organizations
Childcare: Childcare locators, Nannies, Babysitting and Childcare info, and Childcare resources
.Resources: Message Boards, Articles, Pre-screened links, No membership required."
Here is a new site (12/02/06) . It is to empower moms !
ON RAISING YOUNG MEN
DO YOU HAVE A YOUNG MAN IN YOUR HOME ?
THIS IS AN IMPORTANT SITE FOR YOU TO KNOW ABOUT.
"CSR is an outgrowth of D.C. Men Against Rape,
founded in 1987 by a handful of men seeking to raise their own and the community's consciousness about men's violence against women. In 1997, MCSR incorporated as a nonprofit organization with the goal of carrying forward and expanding on its original mission to increase men's involvement in efforts to end men's violence.
Now, we are a concerned community of men and women of all ages, from many walks of life, working locally, nationally, and internationally for peace, equity and gender justice. We are men and women who find strength in compassion and nonviolence and who strive to support young men who are courageous enough to challenge the "rape culture" in which we live.
We do not believe men's violence is inevitable.
We believe that rape, battering, and other forms of men's violence are learned behaviors, choices that men make to exert power and control over others that are reinforced by a society that defines manhood through domination.
We believe that men can unlearn these damaging lessons and live peacefully with women and other men. To do so, however, we must redefine what it means to be a man. "-SITE QUOTE
FROM THE SITE LISTED ABOVE ,I FOUND A PAGE THAT LISTS RESOURCES NATIONWIDE.
HERE IS ANOTHER GOOD PAGE ABOUT RAISING BOYS. I LIKE THE EMPHASIS ON NOT PUTTING DOWN MEN . THIS APPLIES TO RAISING A GIRL , TOO .
SO MANY OF US HAD BAD EXPERIENCES WITH OUR "EX" . BUT THIS DOESN'T MEAN ALL MEN ARE ROTTEN . YOUR KIDS NEED TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE MANY DECENT , WELL GROUNDED MEN STILL OUT THERE. AND , OF COURSE ,YOU WANT YOUR SON TO BE ONE OF THEM !
SITES FOR STAY AT HOME MOMS
This one has alot of information ,but make sure you search around. Some of it is hiding !
Welcome to the new 4MomsAtHome.com! I do hope you enjoy the new look. Whether you're looking for information on decorating or getting organized, how to work at home, beauty and fashion tips, support from other moms, or saving money, you'll find that 4MomsAtHome.com truly offers everything under the sun for the stay at home mom!
This link kind of fits under the stay at home mom category.
When I first was separated,and then divorced from my ex , I homeschooled my daughter ,and worked. I was blessed to find three different jobs that I could work at and bring my daughter. She was safe , and supervised , but she is a very self motivated and smart kid ,(not my doing , God gave it to her ,and I just worked with it ) and it just worked for us.
My daughter is now in her second year of college on full academic scholarship.
I am not saying homeschooling is right for, or even feasable for everyone , but it worked for us. So , here is a page for single moms who want to home school their kids. :
Here's an international moms club specifically for stay at home moms :
"To provide a support group for mothers who choose to stay at home to raise their children
To provide a forum for topics of interest to mothers
To help children in the community
To perform at least one service project yearly helping needy children
That women must be free to choose their personal path to fulfillment
That, for women who choose it, raising children is an important and fulfilling full-time job
That a family's decision for a mother to stay at home to raise the children often involves considerable financial sacrifice
That there is no one right way to raise children, but our members have a common concern in raising their children in a healthful way "
If you have questions about everyday parenting here is a great page full of questions and answers that other parents have asked :
Parenting, Discipline Methods, Siblings, Communication, Behavior, and Attitude and more
Talking with Kids About Tough Issues
Raising a child is probably the most gratifying job any of us will ever have -- and one of the toughest. We live in an increasingly complex world that challenges us every day with a wide range of disturbing issues that are difficult for children to understand and for adults to explain. We believe this Web site can help by offering practical, concrete tips and techniques for talking easily and openly with young children ages 8 to 12 about some very tough issues: sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, drugs and alcohol.
NEW! Talking With Kids About Tough Issues has teamed up for a third year with NBC's award-winning The More You Know campaign in a national initiative to support parent-child communication. This season, The More You Know features top stars from "Scrubs", "Law and Order: SVU" and "The Apprentice" offering tips on effective communication. The PSAs are tagged with the Talking With Kids hotline 1-800-CHILD-44, where parents can request free informational materials by mail.
FAMILIES AND CHILDREN
Support for parents with troubled children of any age
"We help parents deal with drugs, runaways, truancy, verbal and physical abuse, curfew, dress codes and the problem friends. We also handle the aggravating things like messy rooms, chores not being done and low school grades."
" These problems are in the areas of, but not limited to, ATTITUDE, SUBSTANCE ABUSE, SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, PHYSICAL / VERBAL ABUSE, RUNNING AWAY AND CURFEW."
Celebratring children , an African American parenting site. This looks like a really nice site. Some of the links to their pages don't work.Worth checking out though. :
Here is this sites' write-up. I would say they underestimate themselves. The site has much more than this; including forums , family fun and entertainment , support to parents and single parents ,and much more.
"Welcome to Family Education Network, the best of the Internet's content, resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids. Launched in September, 2000, the company's mission is to be an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students of all ages take control of their learning and make it part of their everyday lives."
Are you fighting mad about the way families are treated ?
Do you have a cause you are passionate about ?
Try this organization !
PARENTS TAKE ACTION FOR CHILDREN
A Movement for Families
"Groups as disparate as gun owners, truck drivers and the elderly all have major national organizations that speak for them in Congress and in state legislatures. But what about parents? Who fights for them and their children?
Parents have primary responsibility for raising their children. But they can't do it alone. Most parents now hold down at least one job and cope with long working hours, inadequate or expensive child care options, and no paid parental leave. Many have health insurance that doesn't meet their family's needs. Some have no insurance at all. Too often, however, parents feel their problems are personal and unique. As a result, America's 65 million parents have yet to realize their collective might.
Parents' Action for Children provides America's moms and dads with a platform for making their voices heard. We fight to ensure that all children have access to excellent health care and that our schools and communities promote good nutrition and physically active lifestyles. We believe that quality, affordable early childhood education and after-school programs should be available across the country. We insist that parents have a voice in combating negative messages that pervade our kids' media-saturated world. And we feel that workplace and economic policies should support strong families and healthy children
We know parents don't have a lot of extra time on their hands, so we make advocacy easy. With a few quick clicks you can join our movement and register for a free e-mail newsletter of parenting tips and advocacy information, write letters to legislators and sign petitions on issues ranging from junk food in schools to health insurance for all children.
READING IS IMPORTANT ! ! !
I am adding this site because it SO IMPORTANT for our kids to learn to read ,and to read well. It will help them in all parts of their lives for as long as they live.
Reading opens up worlds and adventures that you can take without having to pay a thing (think LIBRARY )
Here are some sites for you and your children . The goal is to keep everyone safe online. We need to support the safety of our childern as they cruise the net.
Here is a program for parents , teens , and youger children. It is called
What are our goals?
"The goal of the NetSmartz Workshop is to extend the safety awareness of children to prevent victimization and increase self-confidence whenever they go online.
The NetSmartz Workshop teaches children three basic rules for online safety.
I will tell an adult I trust if anything makes me feel scared, uncomfortable, or confused.
I will ask my parents or guardian before sharing my personal information.
I won't meet in person with anyone I have first "met" online.
This one is called GirlsInc.
They even have scholarships that girls can earn , and it is free to join.
How will girls benefit?
"Girls will be able to express themselves through fun activities like creating an avatar, word portrait, or even a comic strip. Educational programs will help girls learn more about health and relationships, the economy and money management, and career opportunities. Girls will be able to learn from each other and professionals with unique careers by participating in live online discussions
By actively participating members can earn credits and become eligible for the Motivational Awards Program. The number of credits earned determines the award a member is eligible to apply for; awards include tools that can help girls succeed, such as digital cameras, electronic keyboards, and even scholarships.
Eligibility level, quality of participation in Girls Inc. Online, and an application essay will be used to select the awardees. The guidelines for the Motivational Awards Program can be viewed online . Participation in the Motivational Awards Programs is contingent on signing and submitting a release agreement, which you have received with your registration materials.
How can a girl become a member?
The registration process requires parental consent and also third party verification—from the girl’s school, a local Girls Inc. partner or a notary public. The process was designed to ensure a secure environment for girls only. "-
Here is a site called Wired Safety. It has all kinds of info about online safety. Note the article written by a mom about MySpace dot com.
SKIP THE TOADS ! LOTS OF INFORMATION !
Has information about ALL aspects of parenting , including safety.
"No one's born knowing how to parent. It's okay to ask for help -- and it's smart.
But there's an overload of information out there, and sometimes you have to kiss a lot of toads before you find the prince. Our goal is to help you skip the toads.
We want you to have the most professional and accurate links (with the most up-to-date and comprehensive information) so that you don't have to slog through the Internet yourself. In the process, hopefully we're helping your child -- and the other children of the world -- be healthier and safer. "
When we have to place our children in some sort of child care situation because we need to work , it can be hard to let go. Here is a site that has a pamphlet and check list that you can download and print out that will help you find the best child care for your child.
The downloads are in the right side bar.
DISABILITIES , SPECIAL NEEDS AND LEARNING CHALLENGES
If You or Your Child is disabled , or has special needs or learning challenges, try this page :
And here is a page for moms of special needs kids.
If you are fighting Social Security for you or your child , try this page :
This is an online magazine with general divorce information and tips.
The following site includes divorce forms for all states. (look under site map).
This is E-HOW'S lesson on how to get a divorce. E-HOW is an online "How to do things" magazine that gives tips to people and rates those tips. This one is rated high on the scale.
"DivorceSupport.com - helping people through the divorce process since 1997.
The Divorce Support website provides divorce information on family law topics such as; divorce, child custody, visitation, child support, alimony and property division."
This is a link to womenslaw. You can link to the law in your state concerning laws pertaining women . I found this while trying to figure out how to change back to my maiden name. Unfortunately , in Michigan , it costs almost $300.00 ! I'll be keeping my current surname for a while = ``` (
FOR OUR KIDS : HOW TO HANDLE MOM AND DAD NOT BEING TOGETHER ANYMORE
This is a site that deals with something very precious to single moms and dads : our children . Divorce is hard on our kids . We don't want it to be ,and we do everything to make it easier for them (or we should be doing everything) This site is for our kids . It helps them sort out what is going on and it reinforces that DIVORCE IS NOT THEIR FAULT !
Here is another site that helps kids handle divorce in a language they understand.
HOW TO GET RID OF YOUR BAGGAGE SO THAT IF YOU WANT TO GET MARRIED AGAIN , YOU CAN START WITH A CLEAN SLATE
The title of this section is long , but it is true , unless you get rid of all the negatives from a past marriage , you will be carrying over to a new marriage.
Often, we believe that others ought to treat us the way we want them to respond. We may tend to put a relationship on a pedestal expecting more from an interpersonal relationship than it can deliver. Then when others fail to meet our expectations, we feel betrayed, frustrated, and resentful. Albert Ellis, noted psychotherapist has said, "Where is it written that others must act the way we want them to. It may be preferable, but not necessary."
Here is the rest of this article :
Your rights in a relationship:
If you are in a relationship, you must be treated with respect, which means your boyfriend or girlfriend:
is willing to compromise
lets you feel comfortable being yourself
is able to admit to being wrong
tries to resolve conflict by talking honestly
enables you to feel safe being with them
respects your feelings, your opinions and your friends
accepts you saying no to things you don't want to do (like sex)
accepts you changing your mind
respects your wishes if you want to end the relationship
When someone loves you, you feel valued, respected and free to be yourself. You shouldn't be made to feel intimidated or controlled.
Think about your relationship - do you feel respected?
CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT
Giving you the Choice
"Supportkids exists because of the need for stronger, more effective child support enforcement. We provide an important option to custodial parents seeking the child support owed to their families.
If you’ve tried the government and have had little or no success in collecting your child support, you do have another choice. Supportkids offers you an alternative to government agencies, and we often succeed where the government has failed."
I can't vouch for this site as far as success rate , but it has good information
Here is another site called custody 911. It bills itself as the number one site.
This site is specifically for child custody issues when your ex is in the military.
Ex-Partners of Service members for Equality
Who We Are:
a national, non-profit, volunteer organization composed of former military spouses.
the primary information resource for spouses facing separation and divorce from a military service member.
promotes the interests of former spouses of all Armed Services personnel.
educates our members and the public on issues of separation and divorce from military service members.
founders were the driving force behind the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA).
This organization has been around fo over 30 years .
"About Us Since 1972, Prevent Child Abuse America has led the way in building awareness, providing education and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children. Working with our chapters, we provide leadership to promote and implement prevention efforts at both the national and local levels. With the help of our state chapters and concerned individuals like you we're valuing children, strengthening families and engaging communities nationwide. "
This site is called STOP IT NOW ! . It is all about learning how to help keep our kids from sexual abuse.
In addition , it is to help those who abuse children by helping them stop their sexualized behavior.
KNOWING THE PERCENTAGE OF ABUSERS , IT IS MORE THAN LIKELY THAT THERE MIGHT BE ONE READING THIS RIGHT NOW. GET HELP ! NOW ! BEFORE YOU HURT ANYBODY ELSE.
Stop It Now!was founded in 1992 by Fran Henry, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, who recognized that standard ideas about preventing sexual abuse of children weren’t working. Stop It Now! believes that all adults must accept the responsibility to recognize, acknowledge and confront the behaviors that lead to the sexual abuse of children. We offer adults tools they can use to prevent sexual abuse - before there’s a victim to heal or an offender to punish. In collaboration with our network of community-based Stop It Now! programs, we reach out to adults who are concerned about their own or others’ sexualized behavior toward children.
For more than 10 years, our
national toll-free Helpline (1.888.PREVENT) has provided thousands of adults a unique outlet to confidentially voice their concerns.
We provide support, information and resources that enable individuals and families to keep children safe and to create healthier communities
ANGER MANAGEMENT FOR PARENTS
Being angry from all the red tape and struggles of being a single parent is acceptable. Taking it out on others is not.
If you or someone you know has an anger problem and need to learn how to control your anger with your kids, here is a free online course on anger control.
Here is one specifically for moms.
Here are some tips for the healthy management of anger , gathered from several different sites:
DON'T use sarcasm or belittle your child.
DO express honest feelings of anger in a respectful way.
DON'T hold in your anger until you have a big blow-up.
DO express anger as soon as you feel it.
DON'T attach feelings of shame to your or your child's anger.
DO accept anger as a natural part of life, like hunger, excitement and joy.
DON'T let your children hit you or other children.
DO tell them to go to their room and hit a pillow
or their bed as hard as they can and come back out when they are under control.
DON'T feel guilty for being human.(This does not mean it is ok to abuse)
DO forgive and forget when it's over.
DON'T hit your child.
DO get anger management help if you need it.
DON'T teach your child to stuff his feelings.
DO model healthy venting of ALL feelings.
DON'T lose control over your own anger.
Do be a good role model and show healthy ways to control anger.
From the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma ; here is a link page that includes these topics :
NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SITES ON FAMILY VIOLENCE
FAMILY VIOLENCE/ CHILD ABUSE / CUSTODY
WORK AT HOME OPPORTUNITIES
This site looks legitimate. It has all kinds of work at home moms (and dads).
You will find more legitimate work at home opportunities here :
GOOD CHILD BAD BEHAVIOUR
Here is a link for discipline ideas when your child acts up. Sometimes it is hard to think of what to do when a baby bites you ! This article has ideas.
Are you concerned that your child is an "at risk youth" or you would like to know what at risk even means when it comes to kids , here is page that has information. :
HOW TO PARENT YOUR TEENAGE KIDS
Teen pregnancy . Why you need to care.
Anger is something teens can struggle with as they work their way into adulthood. If the anger gets out of hand, something needs to be done.
Here is a page that is also about helping troubled teens. It is hard being in your teen years. Just think back , would you like to be a teen again ? ThinK about the struggles not the fun stuff. Then add to that some other disorder or disease. These kids have a rough time of it.
4 Troubled Teens focuses on the special needs of parents who are struggling with an adolescent, particularly those parents who have teenagers who are at high risk for behavioral, emotional, and academic problems that can affect their ability to succeed in school.
Parents often find it difficult to identify when a child is at risk for dropping out of school, failing classes, violence, drug or alcohol use, suicide, and other dangerous or self-defeating behaviors. Our goal is to connect parents of troubled teens to the information and resources they need to quickly identify risk factors and take appropriate action to help their adolescents.
This site is for CELEBRATING teenagers.
There are MANY of things that teens do right too !
This link is to an organization called Young Life for Middle school through College age kids. The also have a special group for disabled kids. They have mentoring programs , camps ,and other programs all oriented to this age group. (Christian based)
Here is a search engine for finding subsidized housing(rental) in your state.
MENTORING FOR YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER
Would you like your son or daughter to have someone to mentor them ? Here is a great site.
From the start I was expected to lose. Everything I have right now is mostly because I defied what the world concluded about me before I could even speak a word in my defense. And my defense is that I am just as capable as any person to do great things. Like you, I think about all the things this world could achieve if only every child was given the right tools. Mentoring is the right tool and it is the way to the American Dream. To everyone here tonight, I hope you will promise to do everything you can to help make mentoring and the American Dream a reality for every child in this city and every other city in the country. It’s their best defense, too. -- Ean Garrett, Mentee at the MENTOR National Recognition Event
MENTOR exists for kids such as Ean Garrett. Like Ean, we believe that mentoring is a powerful tool for helping kids succeed in life. Our mission is to connect kids with the power of mentoring.
What We Do
For more than a decade, MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership has been working to expand the world of quality mentoring. MENTOR believes that, with the help and guidance of an adult mentor, each child can discover how to unlock and achieve his or her potential.
Here is another well known mentoring program. They have great results for kids ,and they have them documented.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
helps children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships with proven results.
You can get involved today by volunteering or by making a donation.
Bigs and Littles have fun together — and create memories that last a lifetime. We call it “Little moments … Big magic.”
Research on our volunteer programs points to the powerful, positive, lasting impact Bigs have on children’s lives.
52% less likely to skip school
46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
More likely to get along with their families and peers
Another place to look for mentors is through your church . My daughter had a wonderful woman as a mentor who helped her get through many worries that she had about my divorce. I am so glad she had someone to go to when she felt uncomfortable asking me things.It is important to be able to ask a mentor if you don't want to ask something of a parent. It could be the child doesn't want to hurt your feelings about a matter , or it could be that you are so busy trying to survive that you are not able to handle the questions of your child. Either way , do not be offended that they don't bring everything to you . Instead , be happy that your child's needs are being met.
Here is a page that talks about grants for single mothers . This site is a great one for resources !
Another organization that helps with finances is Modest Needs Here is some information from their site :
The Modest Needs® Mission
Modest Needs exists:
To prevent otherwise financially self-sufficient individuals and families from entering the cycle of poverty, when this might be avoided with a small amount of well-timed financial assistance;
To restore the financial self-sufficiency of individuals who are willing to work but are temporarily unable to do so because they do not have the means to remit payment for a work-related expense; and
To empower permanently disadvantaged individuals who otherwise live within their limited means to continue to live independently, despite a temporary, unexpected financial set-back.
In keeping with its mission, Modest Needs offers the following three types of grants
Modest Needs makes Self-Sufficiency Grants by remitting payment to a creditor / for an expense on behalf of an otherwise self-sufficient individual or family for a relatively small, emergency expense which the individual or family could not have anticipated or prepared for. In making a Self-Sufficiency Grant, our goal is to prevent an otherwise self-sufficient individual or family from entering the cycle of poverty as a result of the financial burden posed by a relatively small emergency expense. For example, we might make a Self-Sufficiency Grant to cover the cost of an emergency auto repair that must be made if an individual is to continue working.
Modest Needs makes Back-to-Work grants by remitting payment for a small work-related fee or expense on behalf of a temporarily unemployed individual. In making a Back-to-Work grant, our goal is to provide a willing but temporarily unemployed individual with the means to return to work. For example, we might make a Back to Work grant to cover the cost of a professional license renewal for a temporarily displaced worker.
Independent Living Grants
Modest Needs makes Independent Living Grants by remitting payment to a creditor / for an expense on behalf of persons who are permanently unable to work but who nevertheless are living independently on the limited income to which they are entitled - their retirement income, or their permanent disability income, for example. In making an Independent Living Grant, our goal is to empower financially responsible persons who cannot work to continue to live independently on their limited incomes, despite an unexpected expense which no conventional agency is prepared to address. For example, we might make an Independent Living Grant to cover the cost of maintenance on a piece of accessibility equipment not covered by Medicaid, to cover an unexpectedly large prescription medication co-pay, or to assist with a large summer cooling bill.
EVERYTHING ! Help for multiple needs
St. Vincent de Paul
This is a wonderful organization !
Services We Provide
Emergency financial assistance
Disaster relief and victim services
Shelters for the homeless
Shelters for the abused
Assistance for victims of AIDS, substance abuse, and crime
Free pharmacy services
Education programs (GED)
Social justice programs
Twinning, foreign and domestic
Halfway houses for ex-offenders
Burial of the indigent
Embracing the lonely, forgotten, and alienated
Service to anyone in need
Here is their national page :
WHAT IS 211 ?
HOW IT WILL ASSIST YOU.
If you are wondering what will happen if you dial 211 , these are the services that you may learn about in your area :
Every hour of every day, someone in the United States needs essential services - from finding an after-school program to securing adequate care for a child or an aging parent. Faced with a dramatic increase in the number of agencies and help-lines, people often don't know where to turn. In many cases, people end up going without these necessary services because they do not know where to start. 2-1-1 helps people find and give help.
While services that are offered through 2-1-1 vary from community to community, 2-1-1 provides callers with information about and referrals to human services for every day needs and in times of crisis.
For example, 2-1-1 can offer access to the following types of services:
Basic Human Needs Resource: food banks, clothing closets, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance.
Physical and Mental Health Resources: health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health, Children's Health Insurance Program, medical information lines, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation.
Employment Supports: financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance, education programs.
Support for Older Americans and Persons with Disabilities: adult day care, congregate meals, Meals on Wheels, respite care, home health care, transportation, homemaker services.
Support for Children, Youth and Families: childcare, after school programs, Head Start, family resource centers, summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring, protective services.
To find out where your local call center is , try this page
More resources can be found at COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCIES.
CAAs are a primary source of direct support for the more than 34.5 million people who live in poverty in the United States
at least one-third members from the low-income community
exactly one-third public officials
up to one-third members from the private sector
WHAT DOES A COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY DO?
crisis services --- distribute food or goods --- Securing and Maintaining Employment
Securing Adequate Education --- Better Income Management Securing Adequate Housing
Providing Emergency Services --- Improving Nutrition Creating Linkages Among Anti-Poverty Programs --- Achieving Self-Sufficiency
The Lutheran's have a network of services that are similar to what St. Vincent De Paul provides (see above)
Here is their search page.
Search by location , type of service needed , or name of local organization.
It is really important to have a form of communication in order to get the help you need. Here is a program that will help you pay for a phone service.
Check it out to see if you qualify !
Overview of the Low Income Program.
. Lifeline, Link Up, and Toll Limitation Service (TLS) support provide discounts that make basic, local telephone service more affordable for more than 7 million Americans. Approximately 1,700 telephone companies are eligible to provide these discounts. Consumers apply for the discounts through their local telephone company. These companies are then reimbursed through the Low Income Program of the Universal Service Fund for the revenue they forgo by providing discounted service to eligible consumers.
Here is a site with free and low cost dental links.
"ToothWoman Network, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, works to improve health through oral health education. With special emphasis on women, children, seniors and people with disabilities, we strive to educate all people about the importance improving oral health, preventing disease and trauma to the mouth, and understanding the relationship of the mouth to the rest of the body."
More dental help :
LOST INFORMATION AGAIN -SORRY ! I WILL TRY TO RECOVER IT. 5/14/07