As the staggering number of unemployed Americans continues to rise because of business closures, the financial struggles for single-parent households have been hit the hardest.
Single mothers and fathers across the country are having a particularly difficult time providing even the basic necessities for their children.
From diapers to pull-ups and washing detergent, to over-the-counter medications and hygiene products, the financial challenges single parents face are tremendous. Without support from friends, loved ones or neighbors, many single parents find themselves in despair. They have to cope with a great deal of emotional stress, as well.
Parking tickets, an expired driver’s license or even a badly needed car repair can devastate a very low income single-parent household these days. Mothers, who typically are the caregivers for their children, see a second round of stimulus to be the only hope for surviving the fallout from COVID-19. William J. Booker, West Loop