Program Overview

Helping disadvantaged single mom families during a mother’s pursuit of her college degree
and financial independence.

When a single mom first enrolls in college, her family situation often becomes worse before it gets better. In addition to midterms, finals and term papers, the single mom must attempt to live on inadequate financial resources while maintaining a household, managing transportation challenges, and nurturing her children. She is juggling school, family and work while facing loneliness, isolation, and low self-esteem. Together, these are significant challenges that often converge and can lead to dropping out of school. In order to facilitate success, Helping Hands for Single Moms provides a supportive program.

Program benefits for our moms

  • An unrestricted scholarship for $270 per month
  • AAA Towing
  • Assistance with auto repairs
  • Emergency funds
  • Tech assistance for computers and software
  • Limited dental,  medical and eye care for mom
  • Hair cut and style
  • Holiday gifts
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Budget management
  • Optional mentoring and tutoring
  • Textbook purchase assistance, as available
  • Single Moms Network – monthly meetings
  • Professional counseling
  • Legal counsel