& ensure single mom families thrive!

Our program is for single parents who want to be full-time students in college or trade school.

Our goal is to help these parents get a better career

and develop the family life skills needed

to achieve self-sufficiency.



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Scared? Overwhelmed? Lonely?

If this describes you, you’re not alone! Most single moms are. Our goal at Hope for Single Moms is to help you change that! We walk the student parent journey with you!

Hope for Single Moms isn’t for everyone. We’re all about helping you go back to school to get a career education once you have  housing. If you are ready to create your own Cinderella story, we’re ready to help!


Are you worried about paying your bills? A career education doubles your life time earnings. Find out if you’re ready to go back to school.


At Hope for Single Moms, we are determined that no single mom will walk the student parent journey alone. Your mentor and tribe (life assistance team) will help you with the challenges life brings your way. Learn more.


Our career consultation changes that. Together we will develop a plan to create your own Cinderella story from poverty to prosperity. Schedule a career consultation. What’s that?

What if you could change two lives!

You can!

It takes a team–a Dream team–a group of passionate monthly givers, who are determined to end childhood hunger and change lives–tribe–volunteers helping her do life–to help a single mom write her own Cinderella story. Give her hope and encouragement on her student parent journey.

Hope for Single Moms isn’t for every single mom (or single dad). Our student parents must apply and qualify. For those that do, we offer hope and opportunities where otherwise there are none. Join us in helping them create their own Cinderella story from poverty to prosperity. See our client qualifications. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Join a single mom success story

and help her write her Cinderella story!

Want to help a single mom you know?

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Meet our first grad, Leslie

Leslie started her student parent journey with Hope for Single Moms while she was pregnant. She took one week off of school when she had her son. Two months later, she graduated with a certificate in medical coding and billing. Afterwards, Leslie got her associates degree online while working and taking care of Lincoln.

She did it! You can, too!

Meet donors, Dr. Tom & Mrs. Cynthia Matelic

Single moms struggle with juggling work, school, daycare and a million other issues. This organization helps with all of that. Once a mom finishes school, she can get a much better, higher-paying job and thus, her children will thrive. That’s the point! We need to raise educated, happy children who will grow up and have their dreams come to fruition. This organization is a great start in order to help with our whole society.

Follow our families on their student parent journeys as together we help them write their Cinderella stories. Find out how you can encourage them.

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Minimum-wage doesn’t pay the bills!

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Everyone wants children to thrive; but for half of the children of single moms, that isn’t going to happen. This was true prior to the pandemic. It is even more true now. More children are living in poverty, are hungry and as a result, can’t focus on school. Many single moms work multiple...

Why should you care?

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Why should I care? It’s a question I often get. Why should you care about helping single moms? Because you care about people, about children, about building strong families, and about your community. If you have children or grandchildren in daycare, then you are aware of how expensive it is....

Hope for Single Moms Founder, Carla Ludwig

A Message From Our Director & Founder

Dr. Carla Engel Ludwig

We are honored you want to learn how to impact two generations. At Hope for Single Moms, we believe children are our future, but not all children are set up for success. In nearly half of single mom families, children live in poverty and are hungry.  Hungry children can’t focus on school.


Nearly half of single moms are making minimum wage. That doesn’t pay the bills, much less allow their children to thrive. According to US Labor statistics, a woman can double her lifetime earnings by getting a post high school education.


Loss of wages while in school and the cost of living and daycare expenses prevent many single moms from pursuing a career education. School, homework, parenting, and life can be overwhelming.


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