Financial Help for Single Mothers in Colorado
Single mothers are burdened with the responsibilities of two persons. They act as both parents to their kids in terms of providing adequate support financially and emotionally. But most of the time, what they earn is not even enough to keep them “afloat”.
Colorado endeavors to make life better for single-mother families. Through welfare programs, they may feel less burdened by their responsibilities to their families. Each program is designed to address specific areas of concerns where these families need help the most.
Assistance for Childcare
Single moms have less time for themselves because of their kids. Everything they do is all for their sake. But this comes at a price. They either have to make sacrifices at their work and spend time caring for their kids or avail of poor childcare services. However, hardships in making ends can lead to the latter.
Fortunately, Colorado extends financial assistance for payment of quality childcare services. This is awarded to single mothers who need to work in order to support the other needs of their families. The assistance is given through the Colorado Child Care Assistant Program (CCCAP).
Seeking quality medical attention is only possible with good health insurance coverage. But with limited resources, single mothers cannot afford to pay for premiums of even the cheapest private insurance plan.
Under the Medicaid plan of Colorado, single mothers and their families can receive proper medical care. However, there are eligibility requirements that need to be passed.
Those who fail to qualify may opt for the Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP)1. Colorado’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP), on the other hand, assists single women who have been diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer.
Food is the basic necessity but one that single mothers are struggling providing for their kids. Under the Colorado Food Assistance Program2, unemployed single moms and needy families are covered. The state also participates in the Women, Infant and Children Program that provides food assistance to families with children aged five and younger.
One of the goals of most single moms is to have a permanent place to dwell for her and her children. To ensure this happens, Colorado State provides housing assistance to these families through several programs like the state-subsidized Section 8 Housing.
Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements before they can receive the full benefits of the program. Those who are not lucky enough to make it can turn to the HUD for further assistance on their housing problems.
- If you have additional questions about CICP, please call Customer Service at 303-866-3513 in the Denver metro area or toll-free at 1-800-221-3943 [↩]
- To find out if you are eligible for food assistance, click here. [↩]