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Single mothers assistance in Mississippi

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Columbus Light & Water bills assistance program — Several utility providers in the state of Mississippi run financial assistance programs for low income families and single mothers. Priority is given to seniors, the disabled and families with dependent children. Columbus Light & Water’s share one program is one such program to help families and single moms who are in need of bills assistance. One month’s due can be relieved if your household income meets program requirements. Visit the official webpage of SHARE ONE  for more information on benefits and application.

Mississippi LIHEAP  — is a federal funded program that offers utility bills assistance and weatherization program. Single motherswho are in need of emergency bills assistance can qualify for cash grant, provided household income meets eligibility requirements. Visit the official DHS website for more information on the program.

Good Samaritan Center, Jackson, Mississippi — Several social service organizations help low income households, single moms and working poor with emergency financial assistance. Good Samaritan Center is one such organization that helps qualifying families with financial assistance. If you are in need of rent assistance or utility assistance, Call 601-355-6276 for more information on assistance programs and to know about application procedures. Visit organization official webpage to know more about assistance offered to low income households and single moms.

Madison County Allied Against Poverty — is another non profit organization that helps with emergency financial assistance for single mothers. If you are behind on your utility bill payments or at risk of getting evicted, apply for emergency assistance from Madison County Allied Against Poverty. In addition to rent and utility assistance, help with buying prescription medications is also available for those showing proof of need. Call (601) 421-6729 today for more information on assistance programs and program application. Visit official website for more details.

Mississippi Section 8 Housing Assistance Voucher Program — This government-funded program helps low income households with paying their rent. Several local agencies help with administration of this program. If you are struggling to pay your rent, call an agency near you in Mississippi to know about section 8 program and its application procedure. Some — not all — local agencies are listed below :

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Amory HA
401 South Main Street
Amory, Mississippi 38821
Phone: (662) 256-3213

Canton HA
120 Faith Lane
Canton, MS 39046
Phone: (601) 859-4032

Jackson HA
2747 Livingston Road
Jackson, MS 39213
Phone: (601) 362-0885

TANF public assistance in Mississippi — In addition to section 8 program, another assistance program funded by the government is Temporary assistance for needy families.  Cash benefits will be offered to qualifying households and vocational training could also be imparted to individuals aiming for self-sufficiency. Visit  DHS official webpage for more information on public assistance programs and eligibility requirements. Although monthly cash assistance is offered to families in crisis, the goal of TANF is to move families to self sufficiency. Hence, importance is given to offering vocational training so that gainful employment eliminates poverty. If child care expenses are standing in your way of gainful employment, assistance with child care will also be offered to qualifying single mothers.

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