Why should I help?
There are many reasons women become single mothers. Some as a result of a divorce or the death of a spouse. Others become single moms because the father has left the family. Still others are single moms because the father is in prison. Regardless of the circumstances, nearly half of single mom families live in poverty or below poverty.
Often, mothers cut back on expenses by buying more processed foods, which are cheaper. This affects their children physically, mentally and academically.
There is a direct correlation between nutrition and academic performance in students.
By helping women become financially self-sufficient, we impact the next generation
How long is my commitment?
How much of my money goes to the moms?
That means, 100% of your donation goes directly to the program you designate.
Why do they need help? Why can’t they just do what it takes?
Basically, there are two reasons.:
Daycare availability: usually from 6 am to 6 pm. If a mom works full-time to pay the bills, there is no evening care for night classes. Online classes are also a challenge to complete in the evening when the child is home.
The system is set against them. If there is a father paying child support, he only has to pay half of the daycare expense while the mother is working. Any time mom spends in class and the child is in daycare does not get calculated into the equation.
That means, she would have to pay for school, pay 100% of the cost for daycare, during that time AND lose the wages she would have made working.
Hope for Single Moms provides assistance by seeking to remove these carriers to a career education. Included in our support services are financial assistance for housing and daycare and evening study rooms with childcare.
How do I know my donation won’t be misused by the mom?
Hope for Single Moms has an extensive application process. The moms will be vetted to the best of our ability. We also have a contract the moms sign explaining non-acceptable behaviors, which will result in dismissal from our program.
We also believe interaction with their life assistance team will have a positive effect on behavior.
Participation in the Hope for Single Moms program is a privilege, not an entitlement. We are confident they will appreciate the opportunity to get a career education and better provide for their family.
Do you have more questions?
Email or call Carla at 616-485-7594