Fighting Poverty and Childhood Hunger in Single Mom Families


To fight poverty and childhood hunger in single mom families, as we give single moms a hand up with a career and education.


Hope for Single Moms knows the lack of housing in West Michigan is a major concern for all families. We are not able to address housing concerns at this time. Please look for resources from the following organizations.

The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is the intake organization in this area to be directed to the social services and housing.

United Way
You can also contact United Way 2-1-1 for assistance.

Mel Trotter
If you are in a housing crisis, Mel Trotter ministries takes calls 24/7. Go to Living Resources for more information.

If you have stable housing and are interested in getting a career education, please click this link for more information on applicant qualifications.


Our goal is to enable single moms to pursue their education by alleviating living and daycare expenses. We provide a network of academic, financial, and spiritual support to help each mom achieve financial self-sufficiency.


Single mom families are a growing segment of our population. Nearly half of single mom families live in poverty, their children are hungry and M-STEP scores prove they are unable to focus in school.



We give assistance for living and childcare expenses so that single moms can attain an education and find suitable jobs to best support their families. We also provide academic, financial, and spiritual support.



With the help of donors and volunteers, we are able to provide childcare, financial assistance, spiritual support, tutors, mentoring, and more. Become a supporter today!

In Single Mom Families:

are considered food insecure
With a majority of income going towards housing and childcare, little money is left over for things like food.
are at or below the poverty level
This is nearly five times more than the rate for married-couple families.

did not complete high school

Over half of their income is spent on housing and a third on childcare, leaving them with less money for educational expenses.

of total income is spent on childcare
This can increase or decrease depending on the age and amount of children in childcare.

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Hope for Single Moms Founder, Carla Ludwig

A Message From Our Director & Founder

We are honored you want to learn how to impact two generations today. At Hope for Single Moms, we believe children are our future, but not all children are set up for success. In 50% of single mom families, children live in poverty, hungry children can’t focus on school. You can change that.

Most single moms are making minimum wage. According the US Labor statistics, a woman can double her lifetime earnings by earning a post high school education. That’s how we help.

Loss of wages and cost of child support prevent many single moms from having the ability to persue an education. The road is difficult. School, homework, parenting, and life can be overwhelming.

Everyone needs help and encouragement at times. Become part of a movement empowering women and helping them achieve financial freedom. The ways you can make a difference are endless.

Join a single mom success story. It’s like loving your daughter.

Signature, Carla Engel Ludwig