Tennessee – General Assistance for Single Mothers

This world runs by money and prices are only rising with pretty much everything, nobody is denying that factor any. Unfortunately with that kind of issue, families start to suffer and even well to do families notice the change and have to cut back on what they’re spending. Single mothers probably suffer the most because they’re not only caring for themselves on one salary but they’re taking care of their children as well and this can be quite costly depending on the circumstances and the situation. You’re one of those single mothers struggling to make it by and you’re finally accepted you need some kind of assistance and you don’t intend to be on it forever but you need something momentarily. Tennessee does have a number of programs to help you though so you can breathe a little sigh of relief.

Now that you’ve taken that sigh of relief, you might be finding yourself staring at the screen with no idea what to do next. It’s not like you’ve ever signed up for government programs, you know they assist but you don’t know how to go about that, but you’re not alone, some people are in the same position. To help you find the resources you may need, I’m going to do some homework for you and provide some resources I think you may find useful. If nothing else, it will give you a good understanding of what programs Tennessee has to offer you.

Tennessee Housing Department Agency – Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
website: https://www.thda.org/index.aspx?NID=591
This gives information on the Tennessee energy program, helpful links that will tell you where you can go to apply and what requirements you need to meet. This program is good for people who use a lot of energy in their homes and if you think you might need some kind of program such as this, it is a good resource to check out.

Homeownership Assistance
website: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/states/tennessee/homeownership/buyingprgms
Now this is a program that helps home owners who any kind of assistance they need or assistance they might need. The link will take you to the programs Tennessee has to offer in this area and if this is the kind of assistance you need, you are sure to find this link useful in some type of way.

Federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
website: http://www.tennessee.gov/humanserv/adfam/afs_tanf.html
This gives a little bit of information on the temporary assistance for needy families program and also gives links to requirement, which in all honesty, you’ll probably find the links it provides the most useful. I listed this link for the temporary assistance program but I think you can find the while site useful as it does give information on other programs, and also helpful links for those programs as well.

Tennessee Drug Card Assistance – Free Prescription Assistance Program
website: http://www.tennesseedrugcard.com/index.php
Let’s say you have some health problems or you’re healthy except for one thing that you have to take medication for. Let’s be honest, prescription medication can get pricey and sometimes it becomes unaffordable. With this program, they help you with prescriptions and help make them more affordable so you can continue taking your medicine and still be able to pay your necessary bills.

Tennessee Families – Help for Tennessee Families
website: http://www.tn.gov/helpforfamilies/
Now this is resources to programs that Tennessee has for families who need some kind of assistance. When you click the link, it will relocate you to the program and you can find out more information about that program like whether you qualify, their purpose, where you can apply, and more.

There are other resources out there so keep that in mind, these links were only meant as a stepping stone and while I do hope they did help you, I suggest you do start your own searches if they did not. Don’t be embarrassed to ask co-workers, children’s schools, churches, or anyone within your community if they know of any assistance programs. Sometimes your community can be of the best help and provide you with the best information. Sometimes patience can be testing and while I understand that, it’s best to be as patient as possible because this does take time. At the same time, don’t procrastinate because once you sign up, you will have to wait until they accept or deny you so you want to stay in the middle in regards to patience. In the end, I’m confident you will find the program you need as long as you do your research on what program it is you’re looking for and remain patient enough to get through the search and application process.

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