Single Dad no Mom need direction.

Josiah - posted on 04/29/2015 ( 6 moms have responded )

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How do I get daycare and a job with no money. My mom just had a nervous breakdown and I have to move. How do I get started?

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Ledia - posted on 04/30/2015

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Your son should qualify for the HeadStart program in the US. It is for economically disadvantaged and at risk kids. Funding was cut for the summer program in my state, but Colorado may still have a summer program. If not, you can also contact your local YMCA. They have summer programs for kids and have programs in place to provide free care for children in need so that their parents can work or look for work. Space is limited, but it is one of the easier ones to get into because they are required to accept a certain amount of free kids for each paid kid.

Not sure what your professional background is, but just about anyone can find work through a temp agency. Put together a resume and send it EVERYWHERE--even to places outside your regular field. In the meantime, don't be too proud to take a job cashiering at a store or serving tables at a restaurant (the downside to those jobs will be working within the hours you have care for your son). You could also look into working at a childcare facility--they will often offer childcare at a highly discounted rate to employees. Schools are another great option for single parents.

You can stay at a shelter until you are approved for assisted housing, but don't just wait on the government assisted housing. Lots of churches have their own housing assistance. They are not well advertised, you just have to call the offices of every church in the phone book and ask. The best time to call is usually Wednesday morning, unless it is a big church, no one is there for most of the week. Also try monasteries--they often have free rooms you can use temporarily in exchange for helping with maintenance or other small chores.....you might have to attend services though, so be prepared for that. Also ask the YMCA about housing. Some have shelter services set up, other don't.

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Josiah - posted on 04/30/2015

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I applied for section 8, tanif, ccap, head start. No luck so far. YMCA your child has to be 5 to 12. Thank you for all your help everyone.

Josiah - posted on 04/30/2015

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No mother. She tried to hurt him at 2 weeks old. Been gone ever since. Thank you. I'm working on my resume now.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/30/2015

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Best thing to do, is first get your resume done, along with handing them out everywhere. Also, call your local school and see if there is help with the cost of daycare/preschool. They should be able to offer some advice one way or another. Is the mother of your child in the picture?

You may be eligable for government assisted housing, but you have to google it and find the information out. Call.

Tara Lou - posted on 04/30/2015

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Hi I'm not sure where in the world you are and how different things are, me here in the UK, would find a suitable daycare that's offers free hours first of all. Once that's in place try and find a job. It is hard but it will work out. How old is your little one? Only other option is to dedicate you full time to your child and you would get benefits for that. And try to balance things.

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