Impact a single mom. Impact her child. Impact a nation.
Our programs focus on educating the general public about the challenges single moms face, while simultaneously helping single mothers achieve success in the areas of parenting, finances, and health & wellness.
The Life of a Single Mom is a hub for all things single mom and single-mom ministry related! We provide a number of programs that help single mothers achieve success in parenting, finances, and health & wellness. We bring a large variety of programs that ensure that no single mom walks alone, including working with churches, nonprofits, and other community groups to start, grow, and/or maintain single moms’ ministries. Our programs are detailed below and include: support groups, online education, financial & parenting workshops, events, exercise & self-care classes, counseling, mentoring, life-mapping, fresh produce distribution, home repairs, teaching curriculum, prayer, mentorshiop, consultations, training, and much more.
Single Moms Across America establishes successful single mom support groups in churches & communities around the United States, while also providing on-going support for these groups, connecting single mothers there through our national nap, and providing materials & support for facilitators to be successful. Our unique implementation program assists churches and community groups with effective strategies to establish, grow, and maintain single mom support groups with special focus on overcoming financial, parenting, and health & wellness challenges. Our support group network has proven to be one of the most successful in the country for connecting single mothers in their communities and changing their lives. Our support services for churches include coaching, curriculum, event planning, volunteer training, and more. It is our goal to come alongside churches who already have meeting space, influence, and potential group leaders and provide them with the tools necessary to be successful. Such tools include training, curriculum, phone consults, events, webinars, and ongoing coaching, just to name a few. (Note: Each support group is independently operated by the respective church or community group that contacts us. The Life of a Single Mom acts as a consultant, by providing curriculum, training, webinars, and ongoing coaching.)
Serving Other Sisters (S.O.S.) is a service-based program that provides a home improvement project to a needy single mom, while simultaneously teaching other single moms how to give back in their respective communities. As part of our comprehensive approach in changing single mother’s lives and addressing “the whole mom”, we believe servanthood is a critical component to healing, perspective shift, and overall being a good steward of the community in which you live. S.O.S. promotes a give-back approach and a refocusing perspective from self to others, while giving single moms a sense of accomplishment. We encourage single moms to serve other single moms and to also serve a variety of other people groups in their respective communities. Service projects are both local & national, in scale, vary monthly, and can be led by a single mom support group facilitator, our staff, or volunteer teams. Need service ideas? See below:
The National Single Mom of the Year Award is an annual event whereby one single mother in the continental United States is selected through a nominating/application process and determined by an independent Judging Committee to be recognized for her resilience, courage, strength, and character. This program is designed to promote positive outcomes in single mother-led households. Extensive prize package is included. (Note: Please check official Single Mom of the Year page HERE for additional details and deadlines.)
Our Revive program educates single mothers on the importance of health & wellness. It includes both licensed and peer counseling, prevention, mentoring, focus on self-care practices, life-mapping, healthy eating techniques, free exercise classes, educational symposiums, online curriculum, distribution of healthy produce, occupational workshops, and more. Revive is designed to improve psychological, social, spiritual, and occupational functioning. Our Revive program is primarily done on a state-wide level, but has been duplicated nationally through our support group network. Revive measures overall health & wellness outcomes for single mothers over time to establish long-term best-practices to ensure succcess in physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health.
Single Mom University (SMU) is an exciting online, self-paced classroom and education program that equips single mothers with life skills and tools to improve economic opportunities, parent well, and thrive in a variety of life skills areas. SMU utilizes national experts to teach short classes with corresponding quizzes to assess retention, homework assignments, and additional resources in corresponding topics for continued and reinforced learning. Coursework focuses on 3 critical areas: Parenting, Finances, and Health & Wellness. SMU is perfect for busy single moms of all stages of life, socio-economic levels, and stories. Additionally, there is a special Ministry Leaders’ Corner that includes best practices on single mom group facilitation, how to avoid burnout, event planning, and much, much more. It further provides teaching material to our expansive support group network, where single mom support group leaders can utilize classes in SMU for video teaching for their respective groups.
Single Parenting 101 offers financial literacy and parenting education classes for single parents to promote healthy money management and parenting skills addressing issues with the “whole” single mom in mind. This program ensures that single parents understand the basics necessary to thrive in both parenting and finances. Classes begin with a pre-test analysis to ascertain a baseline of skills the single mother already possesses and concludes with a post-attendance assessment to gauge successes in the classes. Programs are taught through our current support group network and are currently on a statewide level, but have been duplicated nationally, through our Overwhelmed: The Life of a Single Mom curriculum. Classes include Understanding Credit, Homeownership, Budgeting, The “I” in Parenting, Couponing & Rebating, and many other parenting- and financial-centric classes.