Going from financially secure to qualifying for food stamps

Dresden Shumaker, Single Mom & Blogger, shares advice for parents who went from financially secure to qualifying for food stamps on sources they can use to get help
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Going from financially secure to qualifying for food stamps

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We were a family that was very comfortable. We were doing very well. We lived in a nice neighborhood. We had 2 cars. My mom was the primary bread winner for our multi-generational family. And I stayed home and took care of my grandmother. And we didn't have any needs. We were just fine. And then my mom unexpectedly, and without any warning, lost her job. And we were then to forced to live off savings. And they tell people that you should just have 6 months of savings in case something happens in this economy, but it's scary. When it takes longer than 6 months sometimes to find a job. And then you find yourself desperate. What are you going to do? How do you pay for your food? How do you pay for your home? And that's when you have to realize that you are not alone. This is happening all over America. And there are ... the Government has programs that can help you.

Dresden Shumaker, Single Mom & Blogger, shares advice for parents who went from financially secure to qualifying for food stamps on sources they can use to get help

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Dresden Shumaker

Single Mom & Blogger

Dresden Shumaker blogs at Creating Motherhood, a site she created in 2005 to chronicle her path to single parenthood. She was honored as a BlogHer "Voices of the Year" keynote speaker in 2012. A former Hollywood insider, Dresden now spends her days working in PR and new media for a Philly tech startup and her evenings negotiating with her three year old son about the number of toys he may bring into the bathtub. Dresden is a single mom and lives in a multigenerational home in Philadelphia.  

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