Last Updated on December 22, 2022 by Meghan
One of the growing concerns in the state of Utah is how single mothers have been fighting by all means available to make ends meet. With that in mind, we’ve put together programs that deal with low earning citizens in order to help them live more comfortable lives.
Help with Electric Bills
Single mothers in Utah can turn to the Home Electric Lifeline Program for assistance. Firstly, they have to be customers of the Rocky Mountain electric company and they have to be eligible for the program. How it works is that qualifying customers are given generous discounts on their monthly bill. Discounts depend on the candidate’s income level, but usually the maximum discount awarded is $12.6. Their website mentions a number of requirements that citizens have to meet. Visit their website to read further: https://liheapch.acf.hhs.gov/dereg/states/utah.htm
Help with Water Bills
The Salvation Army is a nonprofit giant across various states in the USA. It’s known for helping struggling people in several ways, such as providing food and shelter. Another way the Salvation Army helps is by helping people pay their utility bills. That said, single mothers can seek them out to get assistance with their water Bill. To start receiving assistance, they have to ensure that they qualify and then they can apply directly online or they can simply give them a call. Their contact details can be found on their website at: https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/usc/utility_assistance/
Help with Heating Bills
The Home Energy Assistance Target is a federally funded project in the state of Utah. It aims to help Utah residents keep up with increased energy costs throughout the year, especially in winter. The program is well aware that energy is essential for survival in a country with harsh weather conditions. Just like several other programs, single mothers have to be eligible in order to benefit from this project. However, it’s worth noting that this program isn’t welfare-based, so you can qualify regardless of whether you’re receiving assistance from other government programs or not. To read more about the HEAT HEAT program, simply visit their website at: https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1581
Help with Healthcare and Medical Bills
Utah Medicaid provides healthcare coverage for single mothers who can’t afford to provide healthcare for themselves and their children. Some perks of the Medicaid project include regular visits to the doctor and hospital stays. Other candidates who will be given priority are the visually impaired, elder citizens, pregnant women and children. It goes without saying that you need to be a full time resident of Utah to qualify for Medicaid. Find out how to apply and what supporting documents you’ll need to provide by visiting their website at: https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1641
Help with Food and Meals
The Utah Food Bank hands out food to thousands of people in the state. Their main food sources are from farms, wholesalers and other businesses who have food in excess and are willing to date. Other corporations also provide regular yearly sponsorships to ensure that the food bank has sufficient food to help out all the people in need. The food bank gives our precooked meals, as well as boxes filled with food items like uncooked rice, potatoes and so forth. Take a look at their website to find out how to locate food pantries across the state: https://www.utahfoodbank.org/get-help/
Help with Clothing
The Rescue Mission of Salt Lake lends a hand to low income individuals and families in several ways. They hand out clothing items, furniture, food and even shelter to people who need it. If you’re looking for seasonal clothing, go to their website and fill out their contact form.