There are approximately 15 million single mothers in the United States today. 50% of all marriages fail. More than 50% of all babies are born outside marriage today. Add in military parents whose spouses are on extensive leave, incarcerated parents, and widows, and it is easy to see with single parent homes are the fastest-growing sector of our population.
And while we know there are some amazing single parents out there, unfortunately, some single parent homes can face difficult obstacles:
- 78% of our current prison population was raised by a single mom.
- 1 in 3 single moms lives below the poverty line.
- Children of single parents are 5x more likely to commit suicide.
- They are also 10x more likely to drop out of high school.
- Single parents are more likely to raise new single parents.
- 67% of all single parents do not actively attend a local church.
The Life of a Single Mom Ministries is on a mission to change all that! Tuesday, May 7, 2013 is The Second Annual National TLSM Day. It is our conscious, concentrated, collective effort to raise awareness and support around the globe of the plight of the single parent via Social Media Shares and financial support. We want everyone to know what single parents experience, whether it be emotional, parental, financial, or spiritual. More importantly, what can we all do about it?
If single parents can connect to a local support group, they are more likely to achieve parenting and financial successes, as well as create a balanced home environment for their children. TLSM has helped to launch more than 1200 single moms support groups in churches across 19 countries, but the work is not done. TLSM helps to provide information for single mom events, conferences, support groups, encouragement, and resources.
Step #2: Donate $10 in honor of a single mom in your life. Change a life. We need monthly supporters and one-time donors to come alongside the vision to see no single mom walking alone. Make a financial gift and Join the fight .
The Life of a Single Mom Ministries is the nation’s fastest-growing nonprofit committed to changing the lives of single moms across the globe. Our hope is to see the statistics on single parent families dramatically improve by connecting them to a local support group in their church.