Single Mothers Assistance in Florida

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Last Updated on September 13, 2023 by Lori Pace

These are the organizations willing to help those in need with their food, housing, and other necessities. You can find out more about programs that give assistance to single mothers in Florida by reading this article.

Assistance for single mothers in Florida

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) for Single Mothers

The TANF is for low-income families in need, they provide temporary financial help until the family is back on their feet. The qualifications are: A resident of Florida, pregnant or responsible for a child under 19, a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien or permanent resident, income is low, or underemployed, or unemployed. Call 866-762-2237 or visit their website to learn more. 

Florida Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

The Florida Weatherization Assistance Program offers fund energy-saving repairs to low-income households in all counties. Your income must meet the requirements and you must be a resident of Florida to qualify. Visit their website to learn more.

The Homeless Voice

The Homeless Voice in South and Center Florida helps with shelter, services, and other programs to those who are homeless or on the verge of becoming one. Contact 855-92–HELP-1 to get immediate assistance. Calling 954-924-3571 or 855-924-3571 is available too or fill out a request form online if you are unable to call.

Florida Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The LIHEAP helps with the home heating and cooling costs of qualified individuals and families. They have three types of benefits with different requirements: crisis assistance, home energy assistance and weather-related or supply shortage assistance. Visit the closest LIHEAP office to sign up.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance for Florida (PPA)

The PPA helps qualified patients without insurance buy prescribed medications. The prescriptions are for free or at a low-cost. Learn more through this website.

Legal Assistance for single parents

These are the free or low-cost legal assistance you can get when you live in Florida:

Elder Helpline

The Elder Helpline has information about its services and activities available. Contact them at 800-955-8771 for TDD or 800-955-8770 for Voice. Visit this page to find help in your county.

Florida Housing Finance Corporation

The Florida Housing Finance Corporation by the Florida Legislature aims to help residents in finding sage and standard housing. This program works with renters, first-time home-buyers, disaster recovery, and workforce housing. Visit their website or call them at 850-488-4197 to learn more.


Medicaid, a state and federal partnership that aims to provide healthcare to low-income individuals and families. They help in paying for medical bills and offer information and recommendations to have healthier lifestyles. The program assists seniors and people with disabilities with nursing facility required care and other medical and long-term expenses too. Visit their website or call them at 888-419-3456 to learn more or for a referral to your local office.

Lori Pace
Lori Pace

Lori Pace is a single mother of three daughters ages 7 and under. As a working mom from home, she balances kids, work and two crazy dogs with humor and love. Follow Lori as she honestly gives tips and advice based on her own experiences as a single mom!