Charities for single parents provide support to mothers and fathers who are raising kids on their own. These 501(c)3 a non-profit organizations donate food and supplies, offer financial assistance, and provide educational and emotional support—and many offer a little bit of everything to help underserved families in need.
Whether you want to help one of these worthy organizations via a tax-exempt donation or are seeking help for your own family, these eight charities aid, benefit, and guide single moms and dads, and they're truly great places to give.
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...works with churches and Christian organizations to support and mentor single parents and their children who are facing homelessness. This nonprofit organization helps families find places to live and provides them with emotional support and even financial mentoring. The program lasts roughly 18 to 24 months, allowing families ample time and opportunities to make long-term changes.
...supports single parents and their children with opportunities for enhancing personal growth, self-confidence, and sensitivity toward others. Parenting techniques are taught in a safe environment that fosters encouragement and friendship. This mutual-support organization gives groups of parents and kids the opportunity to meet others like them to cultivate feelings of acceptance and belonging, instead of isolation and insecurity.
...serves the needs of homeless or near-homeless single moms via a two-year program that gives qualifying mothers a safe place to live in one of its apartment buildings, as well as intense, one-on-one mentoring and financial training designed to help increase income and savings. It also administers access to key resources such as counseling, career training, and food. Once two years have elapsed, the 501(c)3 a non-profit also assists in securing permanent housing.
...provides scholarships, financial assistance, and all-around support to low-income single moms pursuing college degrees while raising children. It also goes way beyond financial aid by helping to balance deceptively simple things life often throws at you, from assisting with car repairs, textbook purchases, and professional counseling to offering monthly support groups.
...guides single mothers to self-reliance by offering a variety of free services, such as access to housing, childcare, food, legal representation, emotional support groups, and financial and technological education. This nonprofit also offers computer, as well as English- and Spanish-language, courses, too.
...is a faith-based organization working to support single-parent families throughout the United States. Empowerment is this non-profit's primary focus, and it works with churches, businesses, and other nonprofits to build unique, customized support systems that bolster families in need of financial assistance, credit counseling, childcare, access to education, employment opportunities, and legal advocacy, among other exigencies.
...administers day-to-day and financial support for single-parent families in which the parent or child has been diagnosed with cancer. It also gives "bare necessities" in the form of household items like laundry detergent and paper towels, a monthly stipend to cover utility or rent payments, nutritious meals, a powerful emotional support group, and kids' programs designed to boost morale and create lasting memories.
...lessens the burden on new, single-parent homeowners by covering a portion of their downpayment, furnishing their homes, and stocking their pantries with food. Beyond making houses homes, this charity also hosts financial education and healthy eating workshops and awards need-based college scholarships.