The single mothers of the silver state have much to rejoice considering the various concessions the state offers to its single mothers bringing their kids by themselves. 26% of the state population is under the age of 18 out of which more than one-thirds are being brought up by single parents. With a high per capita personal income at $40.480, bringing up kids without any state support could have been a tough and challenging task for the mothers of the state. Below is some assistance the single mothers of the state can benefit from.
Childcare: Single mothers often find it hard to pay for the expensive childcare charges. The problem multiplies if the mother is parenting more than one kid. The state of Nevada well recognizes this situation and through its Division of Welfare and Supportive Services runs the child care and subsidy program. The program assists low-income single mother pay for child care services when she is away for work/training/education.
Healthcare: An employer offered medical cover is the most sought after and economic choice to get a health covers for you and your family. In case you do not have the opportunity of an employer health cover for some reason, you can insure yourself under the state medical assistance programs offered by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.
Food & Supplies: For single mothers who find it challenging to put food on the table, the Division of welfare and supportive services runs the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. This programs helps thousands of families seek food and nourishment for themselves and their families.
Rent Assistance: Rent is one recurring expense that has to be paid irrespective of whether you have a job or are jobless. In tough times, without a source of income, paying rent even for a few months can get tough. The state of Nevada, with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development runs rent assistance programs to help single mothers pay their rental expenses every month.
Educational Grants: Educational grant are available at two stages. The first stage is the local or the state grant. These are grants specific to the residents of the state. The second stage grants are the federal grants, which are competitive on the national level. You can fill an online application for FAFSA to apply for federal aid to support your education.
Transportation: The public transportation system of the state of Nevada is not as well developed as other states and a lot of single mothers might have to own their own means of transport to commute to and from work. It is always better to keep other options to traveling like car-pooling etc open to make travel both fun and economical.