8 Local Programs for Single Mothers

Where to Find Help & Programs for Single Mothers in Your Area

Numerous states throughout the U.S. and Canada offer local programs for single mothers and their children. Many, including the ones listed below, are exemplary and should be viewed as a model for other states. Look for a location near you to learn more and find single parenting help in your area:

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    CoAbode helps single mothers throughout the U.S. find likeminded single moms for the purpose of shared housing. Roommates split living expenses and often share childcare responsibilities. Many have become lifelong friends through the experience, as well.

    To learn more, read CoAbode Helps Single Mothers Find Roommates and Affordable Housing.

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    Located in Bentonville, Arkansas, Havenwood offers affordable housing and assistance for up to 15 single mothers—and expectant single mothers—and their children.

    Their signature event, the "Angel Gala," raises funds to support single parents and their children. In 2015, the organization raised more than $80,000, which is now being used to empower and equip single moms in the area.

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    Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Helping Hands for Single Moms offers a scholarship program, financial assistance, single parent support group meetings, and more to single moms currently working toward a college degree.

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    Located in New York City, Covenant House provides housing, parenting education, and assistance to homeless teenage single mothers and their children. Covenant House also runs satellite programs in 27 other cities throughout the U.S.

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    The Jeremiah Program is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a secondary location in St. Paul. The program is also in the process of expanding to locations in Austin, Texas; Fargo, North Dakota, and Boston, Massachusetts (via Endicott College). 

    The Jeremiah Program aims to transform lives—"two generations at a time"—by offering educational and career support to single mothers, while simultaneously providing housing and child care assistance to the entire family.

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    Based in Dallas, Texas, Single Parent Advocate provides support and training to single parents in the greater Dallas metro area. The organization also provides consultative support for other start-up organizations supporting single parents throughout the U.S. 

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    The Hope Network is located in Wisconsin and provides support, education, and encouragement to single mothers, and single expectant mothers, throughout Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, and Ozaukee counties. In addition to single parent support groups and 'trading posts' where you can get free clothing and baby gear, The Hope Network also offers a single parent scholarship program.

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    The YWCA in Vancouver offers a range of services to support and assist single mothers in the greater Vancouver and Abbotsford areas. Single moms can access group and individual support, babysitting co-ops, and more.

These programs for single mothers represent just a handful of programs that exist throughout the U.S. and Canada. To find legitimate programs near you, enter the phrase "programs for single mothers" and your state or province name or zip code, along with ".org," into your favorite search engine.