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shaina81   in reply to soulight   on

ASSISTANCE FOR SINGLE PARENTS , PAGE 2 (and great links to FREE assistance for everybody)

I am searching right now for assistance programs for a friend of mine. she is a single mother, only 20 yrs old, the babys father is a dead beat who is not in the picture and not paying any type of support. her son was born 2 1/2 months premature via emergency csection because he was having in-uterine strokes. he was only 2 lbs and its a miracle he's even alive. Due to the strokes he has some brain damage, the extent to which can not be determined fully till he is older ( he's 11 months old now and only 12 lbs) he is 100% blind, and has recently been diagnosed with CP. they also believe he may be epileptic as well but needs further testing to confirm the diagnosis. Due to the newly realized severity of his disabilities his doctors have recommended round the clock 24 hour care for him. My friend has to quit her job to care for him. the problem is if she quits her job she can not support them and they have no support network or family to rely on. She is getting a disability check for him but it is only 600 a month, she also receives food stamps, WIC and medicare, however 600 a month is simply not enough to keep him in diapers, and keep the bills paid. I want so desperately to help her but just don't know what to do. I am trying to find ANY programs out there that can help for a single parent of a disabled child who requires constant care. If anyone knows of any programs that I can refer her to apply for PLEASE email me the info for the program.
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