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Only a Few Hours Left to Make a Difference!

December 31, 2019 | no comments | Blog Uncategorized | by: SingleMothersAdmin

The countdown is on!
Only a Few Hours Left to Make a Difference!

Your gift will help us to change the numbers!

Did you know that moms lead more than 80% of single-parent homes?
88.4% of single mothers live in poverty, 51.9% living in extreme poverty, there is little to no chance of improving the situation. Their limited financial situation becomes a constant obstacle for growing.

Today 1 in 4 children under the age of 18 — a total of about 16.4 million — are being raised without a father. Of all single-parent families in the U.S., single mothers make up the majority.

Children growing up in single-parent families typically do not have the same economic or human resources available as those growing up in two-parent families.

Children who grow up with only one of their biological parents (nearly always the mother) are disadvantaged across a broad array of outcomes.

  • They are twice as likely to drop out of high school,
  • They are 2.5 times as likely to become teen mothers, and 1.4 times as likely to be idle – out of school and out of work — as children who grow up with both parents.
  • Children in one-parent families also have lower grade point averages,
  • They have lower college aspirations and poorer attendance records.
  • As adults, they have higher rates of divorce.
  • These patterns persist even after adjusting for differences in race, parents’ education, number of siblings, and residential location.
Children of single-parent families suffer measurable harm.

Single Mothers Outreach works tirelessly to provide support to single moms. It is our hope to change the projections for their children and give them an opportunity to live in a world with the same gifts that other kids might have.
2019 Has Been a Wonderful Year For SMO!

September 13, 2019 | no comments | Blog Uncategorized | by: Kimberly Esquivel

2019 Has Been a Wonderful Year For SMO!

Single Mothers Outreach partnered with…

Princess Cruises, Hardcore Fitness and the Santa Clarita community for the 2018 holiday season and we were able to provide 450 single mothers and their children with holiday gifts. The event was a huge success, and it was a great ending to 2018. 2019 has been an incredible year for SMO! We have settled nicely into our new office on Apple St. and the single mothers that we serve have continued to receive the much-needed services. SMO is partners with the social work department at California State University Northridge for many years now and, also, we are partnered with the social work department at Brandman University. Through our partnerships with the colleges, SMO can now provide individual therapy year-round to both single mothers and their children.

Along with case management and mental health services, SMO members have access to essential donations and programs that will assist them as they work to move their family forward. These programs include SMO’s Mother’s Day brunch, where single mothers are able to sit down and enjoy and brunch, that is 100% donated by the community. Topics such as self-worth and resiliency are discussed during the brunch while their kids are in another room enjoying other activities. Another beneficial program is our back to school event where children receive a backpack and supplies. This year SMO was able to give 130 children free backpacks and supplies with the goal of supporting them in having a successful school year. It’s been a stellar year at SMO and we hope to continue to provide programs and services that will empower and support single mothers as they face the challenges of raising their children as a single parent.

Brandman University: SMO is now partnered with the Department of Social Work at Brandman University. Because of this partnership, SMO is able to provide case management and mental health services during the summer months. Interns that are completing their graduate studies are tasked to intern at  SMO under the strict supervision of an experienced social worker in order to provide case management and mental health services to the single mothers that we serve.
California State University, Northridge (CSUN): SMO has successfully partnered with the Department of Social Work at CSUN for a decade now and through that partnership, we are able to provide field placements for their social work graduate students during the academic year. As interns, they can provide case management and mental health services under strict supervision from an experienced social worker.
Thank You Princess Cruises, We Have A Winner!

May 16, 2017 | no comments | Blog Uncategorized | by: Kimberly Esquivel

Our deepest and heartfelt “Thank You” to Princess Cruises for their generous donation of a fabulous cruise!
And…We have a winner – We are happy to announce our lucky winner is Lisa Odom. Congratulations Lisa on
winning this amazing prize!

This raffle helps Single Mothers Outreach in significant ways: 1) It greatly helps to raise funds for our programs, which significantly benefits our members.
2) It helps us to serve our members as we seek to go above and beyond to help fulfill and achieve our mission: “To empower single parents and their
children by providing hope, support and resources so families can become self-sustaining and thrive.”

Princess Cruises – You are helping us to reach our desired dreams for the Santa Clarita Valley in supporting Single Moms. Thank you for your support
and your heart in helping us serve our community. We are forever grateful!