Louisiana – General Assistance for Single Mothers

In a world that runs on money, it is not easy for any family to get by anymore. It’s especially tough if you have children because you’re not only taking care of yourself, you have the children to worry about now. It’s even worse if you’re a single mother with nobody you can truly count on because if times get tough or you need a lending hand, you have nobody. Sometimes things can become overwhelming, bills can get behind and some kind of assistance is needed. Luckily for you, Louisiana does have assistance program designed to help people like you.

Now while you may know these programs exist within your grasp, sometimes actually finding the time to access them is a difficult task. Between working all the extra hours you can to make up for extra expenses and using your free time on your kids, having a little time to yourself can be hard to get. To help you learn about some of these programs, I have written up a little article that should assist you in the process. Hopefully this will at least be somewhat resourceful to you and assist you in some way, shape, or form.

Louisiana Assistance Programs
website: http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/louisiana_assistance_programs.html
This is a list and I know some people don’t like these types of resources but some people do because they can search through programs on one website. This lists most, if not all, the programs Louisiana has and is a good website to look through. If you see a program you like, you can either read more about it or put the name of the program in the search engine and search for the program.

Department of Children & Family Services: Economy Stability – State of LA
website: http://dss.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&nid=158&pnid=0&pid=294
This is a resource that lists all the economic programs or at least most of the programs Louisiana has to offer. This is good to check out and if you click the name of the program, you can find out more information on the program, decide if you’re eligible, and where to go if you decide you want to apply for a program.

Rental Help: Louisiana
website: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/states/louisiana/renting
This is an option for those who are having financial issues and need lower rent . This option provides you with apartments that have lower rent for low income families and/ or have other resources that can help you. You can email them or call them if you want more information, or if you want to find out if they have any other programs that might be more suited for your tastes (which they more than likely do).

Benefit: Louisiana Low Income Home Energy Assistance
website: http://www.benefits.gov/benefits/benefit-details/1549
This gives information about the low energy assistance program which is designed to help families who qualify lower their energy bills, obviously. One this website, you can read a quick summary and find out the requirements to qualify for the program and then it also gives you links in case you want to proceed.

Child Care Assistance Program
website: http://www.dss.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&nid=199&pnid=158&pid=136
Now this is for families who are looking for a program that will help them pay for child care while they are attending school or are in some sort of training. This website will give you information about the program, what you need to qualify for it and it will also give you resources that you can go to if you want to proceed in applying for it.

Now while these are only a few resources, I do believe they are enough to help you and if not, I do recommend you do your own searches. After all, only you know what you’re truly looking for and what you truly need in regards to assistance. I understand time patience is a virtue and doing searches is not the first thing you want to do but it will be worth it if you decide to. It may not be the faster process which might not be what you want to hear but patience is a virtue. Always include your state in your searches and for local assistance, you can include your county or city for better results if you do decide to search. Also consider asking around your community or asking family members if you can, sometimes they can be more helpful than you think. All in all, I am confident you will find what you need and good luck in your process.

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