Is there help for young single mothers under 18?


Yes. Depending on where you are, you can search for support services in your local phonebook. Even some churches can provide services and housing for teen mothers. Your first stop, though, should be to the local YWCA or YMCA. They will have staff on hand to give you the help you need and connect you to the right resources.

There are also places that you can go to for financial support. One of these places is WIC if you are in America (see related link). In Britain, you can receive benefits and child benefits for your child once you are 16. If you are still in education in Britain, you can receive the EMA (Education Maintenance Allowance) which is up to £30 per week. There are also services such as CAP and Payplan in Britain to help with with things such as budgeting and bill payments. In America, each state and city etc. has its own way of financially supporting young, single mothers.


In most states you can call UnitedWay's 211, or find it online, and they will also be able to help you with finding any kind of services that are in your area.