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SPAOA Donates Meals to Homeless Women and Children


On Good Friday, Single Parents Alliance of America (SPAOA) donated meals to 50 families living at The Lighthouse for Women and Children, helping some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Lighthouse is an extension of the Ventura County Rescue mission, serving homeless women and children in Southern California. Since 1998, they have given shelter, substance abuse treatment, transp...


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Spring Home Maintenance Tips


It’s hard to start home improvement projects. They can be time-consuming, complicated, and, worst of all, expensive. Luckily, you don’t need to be an expert to take care of your home - you just need to know what to look for. These home maintenance tips are quick and easy, and can help keep your home in good shape.     Check Roof: If you have shingles, you’ll want to m...


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Where to Find Help With a Security Deposit


Saving enough for a new apartment is great but sometimes a security deposit ends up being more than you bargained for. But that doesn’t necessarily ruin your chances of getting into a new apartment. There are places that you may be able to find help with your security deposit. Here are a few of the most common ones.   Government State & County Human/Social Service States a...


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Where To Find Assistance For Single Parents


Raising a family on a single income isn’t easy but there is help. Nonprofits, charities, and the government have programs that assist single parents with their expenses. Though there are different types of local aid, the programs below help people across the nation.   CoAbode CoAbode connects single parents looking to share a home and split the costs. They direct you to other single ...


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5 Places To Find Help With Utilities


When you’re going through a financial hardship, utility bills can be hard to pay. You’re only allowed a certain amount of extensions of your bill before your service is cut out, and the longer you wait to pay, the more money it will be. That’s why it’s important to seek help as soon as you can, especially as a single parent. Here are five places to turn to for assistance: ...


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Finding Housing With An Eviction On Your Record


Putting a roof over your families head is one of the most important jobs you have as a parent. However, sometimes this job isn’t easy - especially if you have an eviction of your credit report. While finding housing after an eviction is difficult, it’s not impossible.   Before you start looking for a new apartment, you need to prepare. Preparation is always an important aspect o...


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Help Getting Into a Home


As a single parent, you’d understandably want the best environment for your child to grow up in. This includes a safe home in a healthy environment, complete with rich local education and a strong social support group. With these financial resources, you can strive to get the best housing possible for you and your child(ren).   Buying a House The dream of owning a house has the poten...


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Moving On A Budget


Moving is not an easy task, and it can become very expensive.  From paying the movers, to buying boxes, it can all add up and become economically stressful on the single parent.  Below is a list of simple ways to save money when you’re on the move.   Sell your stuff A great way to earn some extra money is to get rid of some of your stuff before you move.  So consider a...


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Hope Housing


If you’ve looked into low income housing, you’ve probably heard of the Hope Housing Foundation. This nonprofit organization builds, finances, and renovates low income single -multi-family homes. They also buy, refinance, and upgrade multi-family rental properties that are at risk of being lost from the pool of affordable housing do to lack of funding.    To apply for Hope H...


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Where to Find Free Furniture


Furniture isn’t exactly cheap. Friends and family sometimes have a few pieces to offer you here and there but, depending on how much furniture you need, this is usually not enough. However, the internet offers additional options you may or may not have known about. Here’s four of the best ones:   Craigslist  Though it has become one of the most popular places to buy and se...


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