Changing the world for single mom

families with a career education

Save the Date! Thursday, Sept 8, 2022

Next year’s Fashion for a Future is Thursday, September 8. Plan to attend and join a local Cinderella story!

Thank you to all who attended Fashion for a Future and our silent auction!

Did you miss this event?

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.


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?


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.

What if you could change two lives!

You can!

It takes a team–a Dream team and a tribe— to walk alongside a single mom to decrease the loneliness and isolation she feels, to 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!

It's like loving your daughter.

Want to help a single mom you know?

Help change her world. Submit your email and we will send you a link to download ideas sure to make her smile.


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!

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.

A group of passionate monthly givers, who are determined to end childhood hunger and change the world for single mom families.

Follow our families on their student parent journeys. Find out how you can encourage them.

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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.


Become part of a movement empowering women.

The ways you can make a difference are endless.

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