Caring for a child is expensive. Given today's economic climate and rising child care costs, many families are seeking financial assistance through federal and state public assistance programs. The federal government's primary assistance program is the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, while each state has its own individual assistance program.
Use the list below to find state public assistance and welfare information.
State Public Assistance Information
District of Columbia
Need More State Public Assistance Information? An Attorney Can Help
Making ends meet can be extremely difficult for single parents, so it's good to know that there are public services available for those in need. And depending on your situation, you may need some help navigating the law. Some attorneys and legal clinics operate on a sliding scale or provide pro bono (free) legal services. Find out more by speaking with a child support attorney near you.