Resources For Single Parent Families

Subsidized Housing Assistance


 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) works with property owners to offer reduced rent to low-income families.While subsidized housing assistance isn't limited to single-parent families, it's one of the most common rental assistance programs available to single mothers and their children.

How the HUD Subsidized Housing Program Works

The government gives funds directly to apartment owners, who then decrease the amount of rent they charge to low-income tenants. This form of subsidized housing assistance is available for low-income families, as well as individuals, senior citizens, and people with disabilities.Low-income single mothers looking to participate in HUD's subsidized housing program should begin by looking for an apartment on the HUD website.
To find HUD-sponsored public housing in your area, contact your state's Public Housing Agency directly.  More information from Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. 

Assistance For Single Moms


Where to find assistance for single moms? Parenting on your own isn't easy.

Parenting on your own isn't easy. Whether you've just started on this journey or you've been parenting solo for ​a while now, there will be difficult times when you need an extra dose of help and support. 

When those times come, it's important to know where to turn for need-based financial help. Here are 7 sources of assistance for single moms, including government help. Click below to find out more information at Very Well Family. 

If you're thinking of applying for public assistance, you'll need to file for child support either first or at the same time. 

Another source of assistance is your local food pantry network. They work by providing staples like pasta, rice, canned veggies, and even some toiletries. In most cases, food banks are limited to non-perishable goods, but some do also provide milk and eggs. And around the holidays, they may also offer frozen turkeys or hams. Food pantries also tend to be well-connected resources, so they may be able to point you toward other sources of assistance for single moms in your area. 

Self-Care For Single Parents


 Does parenting on your own leave you feeling exhausted? Burned out? Irritable ... even angry? You could be experiencing the symptoms of single-parent stress.

5 Categories of Self-Care for Single Parents

Tending to your own self-care requires you to acknowledge all of the different needs you're experiencing. More at

  1. Physical self-care - This refers to making sure you get enough rest, eat healthy foods, drink enough water, and exercise.
  2. Emotional self-care - This type of self-care involves acknowledging your feelings and working through them. Sharing your thoughts with others or writing them down can help, too.
  3. Relational self-care - This taps into your sense of social well-being. When you're in contact with others who care about you, your burden is lighter and the challenges you're facing can be put into perspective.
  4. Cognitive self-care - Often ignored, this type of self-care refers to your need to continue learning and growing. 
  5. Spiritual self-care - This type of self-care broadens your sense of self in relation to the rest of the world. This your spiritual self-care may involve regular practices like meditation and prayer, you may also find that being out in nature helps.

Additional Resources for Families & Children

Self Help Resources


  Resources and Links

  • www.utcourts. 
  • gov/ocap/ 

Mountain Land Headstart: Empowering Children and Families to Succeed. We deliver our mission by promoting school readiness for children and self-sufficiency for families in need through quality comprehensive services & community partnerships.

Child Care & Family Resources


 WIC - Food security and reduce hunger by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet and nutrition education in a way that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence

Mission: is to support and coordinate information, program development and services that enhance family resources as well as the availability, affordability and quality of child care for University students, faculty and staff. Therapy for Adults, Teens & Kids Overcome obstacles. Discover your purpose. Heal relationships 

The Center For Women & Children


The Center for Women and Children in Crisis has been in continuous operation for 33 years. Our mission is to provide a caring, advocating, safe, and educationally based environment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  In fulfilling this important mission, The Center for Women and Children in Crisis has two locations and administers several programs with the dedication of multiple full and part time staff members. If you are needing help please reach out. 

24 Hour Hotline: 1-801-377-5500 


24 Hour Crisis Line 

Toll-Free 855-992-2752 

Additional Resources for Single Mothers

Single Mom Budget Sanity - Creating Calm out of chaos on one income

Budget Sanity Worksheets - More Info to becoming self sufficient

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