Last Updated on January 13, 2023 by Meghan
Meeting up with the daily needs of life can be a lot challenging. It is even worse for single mothers on low-income struggling for not just their needs but that of their children also. Thankfully, many organizations, communities, churches, and government bodies have expressed concern. This has led to the establishment of a range of grants and financial aids to help low-income individuals and families cater to the needs of their homes and as well, reduce cost on a variety of services.
SLI Saints’ Episcopal Church: SLI Saints’ Episcopal Church is a faith-based initiative that offers a range of outreach projects, including El Buen Smaritano, Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, Bridge Ministry, and Loaves and Fishes. Visit their website at http://www.allsaints-austin.org/ and find out a program that caters to your needs.
Austin Energy Assistance for Single Moms: In a bid to give back to the community, Austin Energy offers a long list of outreach programs to low-income earners. Single mothers can take advantage of home energy aids to help reduce utility bills. Its PowerSaver program also helps to cut down on the cost of electricity. For more, visit their website at https://austinenergy.com or call 512-494-9400.
St. Vincent De Paul Society, Austin: This is a catholic church-run program that helps single mothers and impoverished families with financial difficulties in handle their utilities and rent. Find out more about this service at http://www.holycrossaustin.org/ or call 512-472-3741
Christian Service Center, Austin: This is an outreach program run by University Avenue Church. They offer support to those on low-income. They also offer an outreach breakfast that gives breakfast to up to 100 people every Wednesday. Call 512-476-9584 or visit their website at https://uachurch.org/.
Medical Access Program (MAP): This program provides people in Austin, Texas, with needed health care. They ensure all persons with a MAP card get access to the clinic, get emergency care as well as medicines. Everyone in a family who qualifies for a MAP card will be offered one. You can proceed to any MAO-recognized health care center or physician for medical attention. Find out more at https://www.centralhealth.net/map/.
Cash Assistance for Single mothers in Arlington: The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a program opened to struggling families in Arlington. They offer qualified families monthly cash benefits to cater to their basic needs. Single mothers in Arlington can take advantage of this program and save on their monthly expenses. For eligibility criteria and more inquiries, call 703-228-1350 or visit https://publicassistance.arlingtonva.us/temporary-assistance-needy-families-tanf/.
Arlington Urban ministries: They offer emergency assistance to persons with low funds as well as help settle utilities for Arlington residents with financial difficulties. For more about their service, call 817-392-5790.
HUD Supported Section 8 Vouchers: This is a county-based program that helps pay a percentage of rent. Tenants are usually expected to contribute 30% of their income while the county provides the remaining. However, the home selected by the individual for rent must be approved by social services. Applications for benefits are received in person at 2100 Washington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia 22204.
Salvation Army: This is arguably one of the most reliable charity organization to run to for assistance. They offer assistance to pay utility bills, rent, vouchers, food, and related aids for people in financial crisis. For more, visit http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/harvey/.
St. Vincent De Paul EL Paso: This charity organization has been in operation in El Paso since 1893. They help single mothers and low-income families with medical care, housing, and food assistance. They run a food pantry through which they distribute foods to impoverished families. On approval of an application, beneficiaries get food twice weekly throughout the year. To reach them call (915) 877-7030 or visit http://www.svdpelpaso.org/index.php/food-pantries.
El Paso Project Bravo: This is a nonprofit organization that assists single mothers on low income in El Paso. They offer a range of services, including weatherization, utility aids, housing, and adult education. Find out more at https://www.projectbravo.org/.
El Paso Housing Authority: Here’s a public housing initiative that helps low-income families attain self-sufficiency through the provision of housing to impoverished families. They offer rental aids, housing for seniors, assistance for homeless civilians, and farm laborers aids.
For more information, visit http://www.hacep.org/housing-and-assistance-programs or call (915) 849-3742
Financial assistance in Corpus Christi: Wesley Community Center is an initiative dedicated to assisting the less privileged in Nueces county. The Nonprofit organization has been in existence for over 70 years, in Robstown and Christi. They help the less privilege with food, clothes, children’s daycare, and a range of other support. They may even assist the client in applying for rents or deposit expenses. For more information, call (361) 880-8300 or visit https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/wesley_community_center_servic.html
Salvation Army, Corpus Christi: They serve Corpus Christi and Nueces County with a range of assistance services. Persons in need of housing, food and other basic necessities can stop to see if they are currently giving funds to the needy. Also, they run a Christmas event, providing gift baskets, toys, clothing and school needs for children. For more information, you can visit their office at 521 Josephine St, Corpus Christi or call 884-9497.