Empowering Hearts Information
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.
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.
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!
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Excitement is building for our Empowering HeArts Gala, benefitting Single Mother’s Outreach. Our honorees Martha Aguilera, Monica Blanco, Kamila Diaz, Nicole Feast-Williams, Kim Flores and Janelle Percy are looking forward to meeting you.
We have a fresh new look and date with our gala being held on Saturday, February 11 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Savia Community Center.
Our mission is to empower our Single Parent families and we want our families to feel loved and valued so we are excited to host our signature event near to Valentine’s Day. This new tradition will allow us to better celebrate our honorees during the month of love. Why not get a ticket for the person you love and celebrate the holiday with us?
The event is from $65 per person and includes elegant hors d’oeuvres from our renowned partners, Culinary Arts, wine and soft drinks. You will also be able to meet our artists and honorees, view incredible artwork from local artists, hear inspiring stories from courageous women, all while supporting Single Mothers Outreach.
We would to thank all of our dedicated supports and sponsors including our Empowerment Sponsor, Vance Wealth Group, The Magazine of Santa Clarita who so loyally support us each year, our sustaining sponsors Culinary Wonders and real life church, our Honoree and Artist Sponsor, Newhall Escrow and Food & Beverage Sponsor, Saenger Associates as well as StoneFire Grill for their kind donation.
We also want to express our deep appreciation and gratitude to Princess Cruises who have generously donated a Princess Cruises premium vacation package valued at $2,500.00. Princess Cruises is the destination leader sailing more than 150 itineraries visiting over 360 ports of call around the world. The package includes expert guidance from your own Princess Cruise Vacation Planner to make your vacation dreams, to the destination of your choice, come true. Princess Cruises, Come Back New!
To have a chance of winning, you can purchase Raffle Tickets via our website, Closet On Main or at our event gala.
Yorleni Sapp, Executive Director said “We want all our honorees, artists and our Single Parents to feel loved and what better way to celebrate than to hold our signature event during the month of love?.
We are grateful to all of our partners and sponsors and wish to thank Princess Cruises for their kind donation of a Premium Vacation Package. Get your raffle tickets now to be with a chance of winning!”
Tickets are now on sale via https://singlemothersoutreach.org/reserve-tickets/
What is Empowering Hearts?
Empowering HeArts is an annual celebration of women who have changed lives and shaped their communities. It bridges the worlds of social action and artistic expression in an annual arts competition.
Honorees are nominated by the community and selected by the Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) Board of Directors and Event Planning Committee.
The Empowering Hearts Gala presents the creative works of Santa Clarita Valley artists who create unique and inspiring art forms inspired by these real life stories. It is SMOs hope that through sharing these powerful stories in word and art, these extraordinary women will impact and inspire others to rise above their own circumstances.
Empowering HeArts is SMO’s signature fundraising event. All proceeds from the event are used to support programs that empower single parents to effectively care for their families.