Help For Single Moms: Jennifer Barnes Maggio Of ‘The Life Of A Single Mom Ministries’ Offers Resources

Maggio, recently featured in a New York Times article, believes that connecting single mothers with church support groups can be the catalyst to helping single moms realize their life goals and start down the path to a much brighter future

“Single moms,” Maggio stated, “don’t need someone else pointing a finger at them. They need hope, help, and encouragement. They want connection and friendship with other moms who have been there and understand the journey.”

The Life of a Single Mom Ministries is a nonprofit organization committed to connecting every single mother to a support group in a local church. The group focuses on training churches and communities on how to meet the needs of single moms through effective support groups that offer education on a variety of relevant topics, networking opportunities, and encouragement. They offer an innovative training kit for both new and existing single mother programs, consultations, conferences, books, study materials and event speakers. Additionally, they provide single parents with resources for financial education, parental effectiveness, and overall emotional health.

Jennifer Barnes Maggio is a prolific writer and has authored a number of titles for both single moms and churches. These include ‘Peace and the Single Mom: 50 Moments of Calm in the Chaos’, ‘Kids and the Single Mom: A Real World Guide to Effective Parenting’, ‘The Church and the Single Mom’, and ‘Overwhelmed: The Life of a Single Mom’.

“Our God,” Maggio continued is much bigger than any statistic written on a sheet of paper. The power of God changes lives, offers freedom, and erases pasts. Two out of three single moms aren’t attending church. As the body of Christ, this should move us to action.”

The Life of a Single Mom Ministries has helped over 20,000 families connect to a local support group and has served more than 1,200 churches and nonprofits in 19 countries to better equip single parents in their communities to live successful lives. The group has won a number of high profile awards including:

2012 nominee for Best New Charity for the CLASSY Awards in San Diego
2012 Business Report Magazine’s Rising Star Award
Named 2012 #1 Single Parent Website by The Examiner
2011 recipient of the Mother of All Ideas Award
Guidestar Exchange Gold Seal Charity
KLOVE Radio’s Featured Ministry, July 2013

Jennifer Barnes Maggio is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at Her books are available at Amazon. More information for both single moms and churches is available at her website at


The Life of a Single Mom Ministries serves single moms in communities across the globe through events, workshops, and conferences. They have served single moms, their children, and taught single moms to serve others. They provide training for pastors, ministry leaders, and lay volunteers. The Life of a Single Mom Ministries is available for video conferences and simulcasts.

Jennifer Barnes Maggio has been featured in countless media venues in print, television, and radio, including The 700 Club, Moody Radio, Focus on the Family, Dr. James Dobson, Power Women, and many others. In addition to being a busy wife and mother of three, she is CEO and Founder of The Life of a Single Mom Ministries and Overwhelmed: The Single Moms Magazine. She also currently oversees one of the nation’s largest single moms’ ministries through the generosity of Healing Place Church. She is a columnist with Single Parents Town, Bizy Moms, iBelieve, and Crosswalk.


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The Life of a Single Mom is a national, faith-based, nonprofit that exists to see that no single mom walks alone. To date, we have worked with more than 1,500 churches & community groups to start or improve a single mom’s support group in cities throughout the U.S. and beyond. We have a large array of books, curriculum, training materials, and online instructional videos to support ministry leaders who lead single moms. Our single mom programs focus on empowering single moms to grow spiritually, emotionally, financially, and parentally through a number of projects including: Single Mom University, Single Moms Across America, the National TLSM Single Moms Conference, and a variety of programs throughout the U.S. For more information, visit