Of course there are times when many of us could use some help and being the single mom of small children is probably one of them. However, the time period should be limited and there needs to be job training and skill giving and all kinds of help beyond money to allow people to become self sufficient.
Some people need all the help they can get to survive in life. For example i was 17 and left to be on my own i had nothing except for my clothes and one pair of boots. So i went an got state help i admit i was ashamed at first but now i realize without i wouldnt have survived.