Our Team

Executive Director

Yorleni Sapp is passionate about work with meaning. She brings to the job a passion for serving individuals believing
all people have the right to live with dignity.

She grew up in a developing country (Costa Rica), which shaped her personal values and beliefs. Her life experiences, along with living in different countries, created a strong desire within her to be part of something bigger than herself. She is fascinated about diversity and being sensitive to all cultures. Growing up in a home with both parents deeply involved in nonprofit work, she understands firsthand the impact and the rewarding experience of giving back, and affecting change. She has chosen to respond by being in a field where she can play an active part in developing solutions on behalf of social issues.

Executive Director of Single Mothers Outreach serving the Santa Clarita area since May 2016. Yorleni is a graduate from UACA-Universidad Autónoma de Centro America, where she received a License in Law. She also attended Georgetown University and Costa Rica University, where she received a BA in Political Science.

Yorleni practiced law in Costa Rica with a specialization in family services. A new opportunity in California began her journey with a non-profit organization. Here she expanded her expertise in program development and community services. Her life and work experience has prepared her to lead Single Mothers Outreach. She looks forward to further growth and development as the organization serves the community.

She is married to her loving husband, Matt. In their spare time they enjoy walks with Bella their beautiful golden retriever.

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Programs and Services Director

All programs of Single Mothers Outreach are managed by Maria Clemens, who is bilingual
and has a Masters in Social Work degree from California State University Northridge. She has nearly a decade of experience in evaluating non-profit, social service programs.

She has an extensive clinical background working with families.

Case Worker

Amber started at SMO as an intern while she was working on her Bachelors in Social Work from California State University Northridge. After graduating with her degree she was hired as our bilingual (English/Spanish) caseworker, and handling intakes and case management appointments. She is a single parent of two boys and has overcome many of life’s challenges-not only as a single parent but also a student, employee, and woman. Through life obstacles, she has pushed her way through and is continuing to break barriers as she is completing her Masters in Counseling. Working at SMO, she feels that she can connect to our members through her experiences and achievements. Her passion for helping people is what drives her to assist our members in reaching their goals.


Closet on Main Co-Manager

Roxanne loves working with customers, volunteers, donors, members and SMO staff. She enjoys assisting others especially when it benefits and empowers single moms and their children. She has been a customer, volunteer, & assistant manager to Closet on Main, ultimately being hired as Co-Manager. She hopes to continue growing with & being a part of service to Single Mothers Outreach.

"It's amazing to be part of something with a lot of heart that's so giving & directly impacts the lives of so many families in the community."

Closet on Main Co-Manager

Luz started at SMO as a member in 2013, when she became widowed. She is a single parent of six kids and bilingual in Spanish and English. Because of the help she has received from SMO she wants to give back and began to volunteer at Closet on Main and later being hired as Co-Manager.


"I am blessed and honored to be part of such an amazing organization. I love my job!"

Financial Training Coach

Kristin has been a single mom since her daughter was a year old. Both mother and daughter have faced immense challenges, and are both poised to help others to overcome life’s challenges. As a single mom, Kristin knew the most important job she would ever do was raising her daughter and that she had to be intentional. She educated herself in parenting skills that she later shared with other single parents at her church and at Single Mothers Outreach.
In 2008, Kristin started SMO’s first FPU class and since that time has helped more than 170 single parents pay off more than $163,000 in non-mortgage debt and save more than $148,000. She is also providing one-on-one help to parents struggling to make sense of their financial challenges. Kristin has a passion for helping parents teach their children how to handle money. With the help of her daughter, she implemented a program that teaches these concepts as part of SMO’s FPU childcare and in 2015 launched a new class at SMO to equip parents to teach their kids about money and character.

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