Single Mothers Assistance in Washington DC

Last Updated on February 28, 2022 by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

These are resources that you can use in times of need in Washington DC – including assistance programs for single mothers such as food, medical, housing, and other forms of government aid.

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Assistance for single mothers in Washington DC

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

The WAP aims to increase energy efficiency, improve safety, and reduce the cost of utilities. The assistance includes services like insulation in the walls and attic, sealing ducts, caulking, and weather stripping around doors and windows, and cleaning, repairing, and safety testing the heating unit for carbon monoxide. An additional program Weatherization Plus fixates on asthma prevention along with energy efficiency. Visit this page to learn more.

Food Assistance for Single Mothers

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

The SNAP provides food assistance to low-income individuals, single mothers, and families through an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card. The card is used to supplement your food budget and can only help you buy more nutritious food for yourself and your family. Learn more about the program online or call 202-671-4200 or 202-724-5506.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

A food supplement program through federal grants to states to supply supplemental food, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to the age of five recognized at nutritional risk by a health professional. Start your application online or call 800-345-1WIC. View their website for more information and this page to locate the nearest WIC office.

Legal Aid

Law Help DC provides free or low-cost legal aid and services. Qualified residents get assistance or referrals free of charge. Visit their website to find the legal assistance you need.

Telephone Discount

Lifeline, a federally funded program provides qualified customers with a $9.25 discount every month on telephone services. Call 800-253-0846 to learn more.

Dental and Medical Assistance for Single Parents

Bread for the City Southeast Center

They provide residents of Washington D.C. with comprehensive services, including food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. The services they offer are primary care, health, and nutrition education, women’s health, OB/GYN, pediatric, immunizations, dental, pharmacy, lab, and social services. Visit their website or call 202-561-8587 to learn more.

Unity Health Care – Walker Jones Health Center – Ward 6  

The Health Center provides assistance to everyone and does not turn down those without the ability to pay. Services include primary care, men’s health, OB/GYN, pediatric, mental health counseling, podiatry, HIV/AIDS testing and treatment, job and social services. Visit their website or call 202-354-1120 to learn more.

Utility Assistance for Single Mothers

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
LIHEAP helps qualified applicants with bill payment assistance, energy crisis aid, and weatherization with energy-efficient home repairs. Start your application online or call your utility provider.

Community Family Life Services Downtown D.C.

Offers a variety of resources to qualified individuals and families. Visit their website or call 202-347-0511 to learn more.

Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place

Offers a program that assists households residing in Ward 3 that can help pay heating costs and prevent utility shut-off. Call the agency at 202-364-1419

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