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Single mothers assistance in Alaska

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Alaska assistance programs for single mothers

There are times when anyone can use a helping hand. Alaska offers many services and programs that can provide assistance. The groups listed below are made possible through state, county and community organizations. Find help with paying utility bills, locating emergency housing, senior services, home mortgages, food, low-income housing, legal matters, prescriptions, health care and much more.

Food Banks and Pantries for single mothers

If you or your family are hungry, there is help. There are food banks and pantries across the state with ample supplies of nutritious food for people in need.

Alaska is fortunate to have many sources for food.

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  • Food Bank of Alaska. 907-272-3663
  • Food Pantries in Anchorage
  • List for the state of Alaska by county
  • Food assistance in Southeast Alaska
  • Alaska Food Policy Council assistance
  • Juneau’s Other Food Bank
  • Homer Community Food Pantry
  • Chugiak-Eagle River Food Pantry 907-694-5228 (message phone)   907-863-2735 (intake service)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — SNAP can help by providing food benefits to low-income individuals and families. If you           need assistance with finding food begin by filling out an application at the SNAP website.

Homeless Shelters

If you are homeless, there are people who care and organizations dedicated to providing alternatives so that no one is forced to sleep on the street. There are safe, warm shelters available. People become homeless for different reasons such as losing a job, divorce, foreclosure on a home, alcohol or drug addiction, medical condition, and many other ways. You don’t have to sleep in your car, on the street or under a bridge. There is hope. 19 Homeless Shelters Around Anchorage Find the nearest location.

Juneau Complete Resources for single mothers

This website is a thorough listing of resources available in the Juneau area. There are programs for shelters, food banks, medical care, mental health services, senior programs, child care providers and more. Some of the organizations involved include The Salvation Army, Catholic Community Services, Veterans Affairs Office and state, county, and community organizations.

Temporary Cash Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for single mothers

TANF was created to help families in need. The TANF bureau works with families to help them become self sufficient. The TANF program offers assistance to needy families so children can remain in their homes and encourages reduction of homelessness by assisting adults with job preparation so

they may keep employment long term. Follow this link for more information on single mother assistance or apply here.

General Relief Assistance (GRA) for single parents

GRA provides for the basic needs of Alaskans not eligible for other state support programs. Examples of basic needs include shelter and utilities. GRA can provide limited assistance for clothing, transportation, food, medical care and burial. Applicants must demonstrate and verify an unmet emergent need in the month of application. Call 907-465-3347.

LIHEAP for single moms

Assisting low-income individuals and single mothers with heating and utilities. Call 800-333-4636 Discover more regarding help with utility bills.

Passage House

Passage House provides transitional housing for parenting and pregnant teens between the ages of 18 and 20. Mothers can stay here with their babies for up to 18 months. Services include:job readiness skills and employment support, life skills development, individualized case management to support independent living goals, positive parenting skills, child development, relationship/couples education and counseling, mentor program, coordination with and referral to community providers, 24-hour support staff and Project Nurture (An extensive aftercare program to ensure home stability and continued pursuit of objectives)If you are between 18 and 20, pregnant and need help call 907-339-4202.

Eyecare America

When money is tight people don’t keep up with necessary items such as regular eye exams. Eyecare America can help low-income persons who require eye care needs. Visit the website to find out if you qualify for free eye care.

Alaska Debt Relief for single parents

There are a host of reasons why single moms find themselves with a debt problem. A lost job, severe injury, divorce, an increase in housing costs, these and more can lead to a situation where you could use some professional debt relief advice. Before you contact Alaska Debt Relief check to see if you are eligible for help.

Healthy Alaskans

Are you eligible for assistance?

Adults between ages 19 to 64 without dependent children;

  • Who make less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level;
  • For single adults, that’s $20,328 a year ($1,694 per month)
  • For married couples, that’s $27,492 a year ($2,291 per month)
  • And are not eligible for another type of Medicaid or Medicare

Then you are eligible for Healthy Alaskans.

Applications will be accepted starting in September. For more information read more.

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition

CFAC is a coalition of financial assistance organizations joining forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges. You can search for specific types of assistance as well as resources available for special types of cancer. Don’t put off getting medical care for cancer. Help is available.

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