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In addition to government assistance, widows with children can turn to local agencies and religious organizations for assistance. A number of these are listed in our more general article called [[i_need_help|I Need Help]]. An internet search may also turn up new resources, as this is a constantly changing landscape. For example, you may be able to get a grant from a non-profit called ASK, which stands for "Acts of Simple Kindness." They provide funds for children who have lost a parent so that they can go on taking part in extra-curricular activities that are important to them. In addition to government assistance, widows with children can turn to local agencies and religious organizations for assistance. A number of these are listed in our more general article called [[i_need_help|I Need Help]]. An internet search may also turn up new resources, as this is a constantly changing landscape. For example, you may be able to get a grant from a non-profit called ASK, which stands for "Acts of Simple Kindness." They provide funds for children who have lost a parent so that they can go on taking part in extra-curricular activities that are important to them.
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 +While you are trying your best to do what's right for your kids don't forget to take care of yourself. That may sound easier said than done, but there are a few simple things that could help. An important one is to recognize that there are physical symptoms of grief. They include being forgetful, having a tough time making decisions, finding it difficult to concentrate, and sometimes just feeling disoriented. Be kind to yourself. Realize that these feelings are normal and give yourself a break. Allow yourself to feel your feelings and maybe try some of the helpful organizations discussed below.
The Widow Connection is another online organization that offers a variety of resources and guidance for widows with children. There are lots of stories and ways to reach out for help, recommended books, tips about Social Security benefits and more. If you are part of a church (and if not, definitely look into it!) they also offer information about why your church should have a widows' ministry --- and they also offer a guide regarding how to start one at your church. You might also check the Moving Forward On Your Own Family Foundation. They provide grants to non-profits that help widows and you can see a list of the organizations that have received grants from them. One of those non-profits might be one that could help you. The Widow Connection is another online organization that offers a variety of resources and guidance for widows with children. There are lots of stories and ways to reach out for help, recommended books, tips about Social Security benefits and more. If you are part of a church (and if not, definitely look into it!) they also offer information about why your church should have a widows' ministry --- and they also offer a guide regarding how to start one at your church. You might also check the Moving Forward On Your Own Family Foundation. They provide grants to non-profits that help widows and you can see a list of the organizations that have received grants from them. One of those non-profits might be one that could help you.
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