wow, that is really a tough situation.
The money that the hospital sounds great, but money is not worth being unhappy. But then again... it is only 6 months, and if you only need a little, maybe 6 months wouldnt be so bad. Even a year or two wouldnt be that terrible, if you can reach the goal that you want in the end.
But remember, money cant buy happiness, but it CAN relieve stress when it comes to bills.
Just weigh all the pros and cons first, and then make the decision that you will be able to live best with.
I know that there are a lot of stigmas surrounding minority women with children on welfare, but you might look into WIC? That way you would be able to get some of the food assistance, and use that money for clothes. Remember, WIC and Welfare do not mean that you are less of a person. You are in college! Remember that, and everyone needs a bit of help now and then
Its not that much difference between taking a grant for school and taking a grant (welfare) to be able to take care of your daughter. If you qualify, and you are struggling, its not taking advantage, its just taking action.