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Seeking Support: A Guide for Single Black MomsSeeking Support: A Guide for Single Black Mothers & Teen Moms


This is a web guide for any single mom who is looking for programs,community groups, books, and other resources that aim to support single moms and children living in single parent households. Though this guide is designed for African American moms, most of the resources listed provide services that any parent can benefit from.
Some of the resources featured in this guide focus on issues like:

Featured programs and resources in this guide:
Book for Single Moms

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Job Training Programs for Urban Youth, Young Moms looking for skill training and job support:

YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that simultaneously addresses core issues facing low-income communities: housing, education, employment, crime prevention, and leadership development. In YouthBuild programs, low-income young people ages 16-24 work toward their GED or high school diploma, learn job skills and serve their communities by building affordable housing, and transform their own lives and roles in society. To find a local Youth Build Program new you, visit http://www.youthbuild.org

Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 get a better job, make more money, and take control of their lives. At Job Corps, students enroll to learn a trade, earn a high school diploma or GED and get help finding a good job. When you join the program, you will be paid a monthly allowance; the longer you stay with the program, the more your allowance will be. Job Corps provides career counseling and transition support to its students for up to 12 months after they graduate from the program. To find a local Job Corps program visit http://jobcorps.dol.gov/jcportal.htm

Some Companies Best Known for their Work from Home Services
- Avon
- The Body Shop at Home
- Warm Spirit
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Mom's on a Budget
Single Ma's Fabulous Financials is a web blog created by a fabulous single mom pursuing financial independence while simultaneously teaching others about practical budgeting techniques and the importance of financial planning. Single Ma shares her 5 financial secrets, how she saved $10,000, ways to pay off debt, repair credit, buy a house, a car, and so much more. Learn more from this budget savvy sista by visiting singlemomandmoney.blogspot.com.

Food Programs Every Single Parent Should be aware of:
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is a federal program, which provides healthy foods and nutrition information to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, and infants and children under age 5. For more information about WIC you can contact your local hospital to see if they have a WIC Office or visit the WIC website http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/.

The School Lunch and Breakfast Program is a federally funded nutrition program that provides free or reduced cost lunches for eligible students. For more details visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Lunch/Default.htm.

Local Food Co-Ops are community supermarkets at which the members volunteer their time for discounted food. Join a co-op or food-buying club to save hundreds of dollars per year over regular supermarket prices. Call the National Cooperative Business Association at 1-800-636-6222 for a list of regional warehouses. You can also review the Directory of US Food Cooperatives.

Childcare Support
The Head Start Program is a federally funded child development program that is designed to provide preschool children of low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs. For more details visit: www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/hsb/

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