Raising a family with a low income is always challenging, especially without the support of programs. The state of Wyoming offers several programs that can make life a little more manageable. You can get a lot of support with healthcare, food, college and more if you are eligible.
If you need childcare so you can work, you may be eligible for childcare assistance.
This program allows some of the cost of childcare to be paid through the Department of Family Services. Childcare providers must meet certain health and safety requirements to participate in the program.
You can even try asking local church-based or home-based daycares and they will normally be accommodating for your needs.
You can get a lot of help paying for quality healthcare coverage through the state’s Medicaid Program, which is called Equality Care. The program is offered to families with children who qualify based on income.
Kid Care CHIP is the state’s health insurance program for children, which focuses on provided coverage to the state’s uninsured children.
Food and Supplies
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is one of the first places you can turn to when you need help putting healthy food on the table.
The program gives lower-income families a debit card they can use to buy food. In addition to this, the Department of Family Services offers the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, which offers a cash benefit to you as you work through a transition time. TANF helps families until they are able to support themselves. This program offers job preparation help as well.
If you are pregnant or have children under the age of five can qualify to receive WIC.
If you live in Wyoming and do not own a car should look into the options for public transportation.
If using a public means isn’t convenient for you, check out how you can maybe a ride setup to work and back by talking to your manager. That will save you a lot of money since your most frequent (and typically the furthest) commute is work.
HUD works with Wyoming to provide several rent assistance programs to local residents.
These include Section 8 housing, the Housing Choice Voucher Program, and subsidized apartments. If you are struggling to put a roof over your head while raising your kids, you can turn to these programs for help.
Housing can become extremely expensive, either if you rent or you own a house. So make sure you use the help of as many as programs as possible.
To learn of college grant opportunities, file for FAFSA and talk to your college’s financial aid department. You will find there are many options to help you afford to finish or start your college degree. Also be sure to check for school scholarships that might help.
Wyoming provides a lot of help for you to take advantage of. You can get a lot of help for your housing, healthcare and so much more. All you have to do is apply.
Make sure to do thorough research before you sign your self for these programs.
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