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Being a parent can make it hard to finish school or get a job. But you can find the help you need to be successful.


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“I’ve got 3 kids, two little boys and a girl who I’d do anything for. Coming from a place with drugs, violence, and poverty to where I am now, I have a good career, a new car. I’m on my way up. I’m thankful for the opportunity. If you ever get an opportunity, don’t ever be closed minded and always have the best attitude moving forward.”

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Parenting is hard work. But there is free or low-cost help with child care and other things you'll need to be able to go to school, find a job, or advance your career while you're parenting.

Follow the links below to find organizations and programs that can help you.

Find child care

Parenting help and advice

  • Get support and advice 24 hours a day by calling the National parent helpline at 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736).
  • Find links to information on parenting, child care, health care, food and housing assistance, and more at National Parent Helpline.

Get help with food, housing, and other assistance

Use the State Resource Finder to find food assistance, public housing information, legal advice sources and more. Select your state in the Search menu. You can also:

  • Visit and select your state to find local organizations where you can get help with basic needs.
  • Visit to find Food / Nutrition resources in your state.