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The Inspiration…

was our youngest daughter! I had the privilege of walking the single mom student parent journey with her. This experience showed me how hard single parenting is. I learned about the barriers single moms have to just about anything and everything in life. It’s overwhelming! And then, there’s the stress of trying to pay bills. But most striking was seeing the isolation and loneliness of being a single mom.

My daughter and granddaughter moved away from Michigan when my granddaughter was nine months old. Without a career  with a $40,000/year or more income, it was as always going to be a struggle to pay the bills. A year after they moved, my husband and I offered our daughter the opportunity to go back to college.

Carla & John Ludwig

Carla & John Ludwig

Education is the key to moving single mom families from poverty to prosperity!

Our daughter was so excited about going back to school! Wow! Could that be true for other single moms?

But honestly, we weren’t independently wealthy. What could I do?

I tried to dismiss the thought. But God pursued me.  I really didn’t know what I could do.

I researched what was available to help single moms.

Many organizations/programs offered short-term material assistance to single moms and their children. Good and necessary.

But there were no long-term solutions available!

Hope for Single Moms is on a mission to ensure children in single mom families thrive!

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

Our goal is to help parents and their young children develop the educational and family life skills needed to achieve self-sufficiency.

The Hope for Single Moms program uses a teach-a-woman-to-fish approach. It is modeled after what support services would have helped my own daughter. As we continue to develop this program, I value input from YOU–people who have the single parent experience; people who help people get a career education.

We are also looking for people who have a vision for the future and want to impact single mom families. Consider volunteering to serve as a board advisor.