What are some emergency funds available to women?


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Emergency funds are available to women through federal programs such as the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families grants and the Women, Infants and Children program to assist single mothers and their children. Non-government organizations that assist women with emergent needs include the International Network of Women's Funds and the Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights.

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Some emergency funds are set up to help women in specific high-risk circumstances. Emergency abortion funds are available through the National Network of Abortion Funds, which includes nearly 100 funds in the United States, Mexico, Canada and the United Kingdom. LeavingAbuse.org provides a bridge to various financial programs helpful to endangered women. Areas of need include finding free school supplies for children of single parents, accessing low-cost health care, surviving as a newly single mother, applying for government assisted housing and finding information about grants available to single mothers in school.

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative assists female entrepreneurs with funds for business and management education for women in 56 countries. Mama Cash is an international feminist fundraiser and grant maker that supports women's organizations worldwide.The International Women's Media Foundation manages emergency response funds for female journalists who are in danger because of the work they do.

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