Connect with Parenting Resources
Connect With Parenting Resources
As you prepare for your baby to arrive, you may qualify for assistance!
A variety of government resources and grants are available for single pregnant mothers and married couples. With most of these programs, you must meet their income guidelines to qualify for assistance. This assistance can include medical care, food, counseling, and housing. Whether you decide to parent or place your child for adoption, you can benefit from all of these programs.
- The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income women before and after delivery. They also serve infants and children (up to age 5) who are at nutritional risk. Learn more about WIC and see if you qualify.
- Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human is a government website that can help educate you on what to expect before, during, and after delivery. Check out their lists of pregnancy do’s and don’t, know what to expect at the hospital, and connect share your story.
- The Administration for Children & Families (ACF) is a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This federal agency provides instruction and information on a range of topics important to expectant parents including available childcare resources and help health insurance programs. They can also assist single mothers enforce child support mandates from the father.
- Do not underestimate the importance of community support! Resources for single mothers are more than financial and in nature. You will need to find a support system with your loved ones, local community programs and organized support groups, and/or church group. The number of mother support groups online is also very extensive.
- The lists of grants that are available to single pregnant mothers is long and varied. These grants cover everything from housing to education. You can visit fafsa.ed.org to receive educational grants up to $5,000+ per year. If you are deciding to return to college, this grant will cover tuition, books, housing, and even groceries.