Image via WikipediaIf you find yourself in the position of trying to raise a child on your own, then you know how difficult life can be and how frustrating the simple things can be when you don't have enough money. If you are a single mom that in itself makes it much harder. When you see a single father you think oh this must be a great man raising his children by himself, and then a lot of us assume the mom must be unfit. With single women we are viewed as having baggage. The stigma is so unfair for both sexes. Either way if you are a single mom there are resources out there they can make your life easier. You can go to http://www.singlemotherhelp.org/ and visit their website and fill out an application for grants and assistance or you can give them call at 1-888-774-7282. They have an online portal that will direct you to over 20,000 grants available to you. They have resources that will direct you to financial assistance as well as government aid. They can direct you to section 8 housing or rental assistance,transportation assistance,child care assistance,WIC/food stamps, and debt relief. They steer you towards educational scholarships and well as creating home business ideas. Another good site packed with resources can be found at http://www.singlemom.com/. They list lots of great resources from paying for childcare to getting prescriptions filled to financial advice. They have a financial gifting program where you can read hardship stories and donate money to moms. They also have a Donate/Swap forum where clothes can be found or swapped as well as a housing forum for sharing homes. Some other great sites are http://www.singlemomfinancialhelp.com/ and http://www.singlemotherassistance.net/. I hope these are helpful and if you know of some other helpful sites please a comment.