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Single Not Alone is dedicated to providing support for single mothers and their children. First and foremost, that means helping address both social stigma and the personal feelings of insufficiency that often hobble women and children living in single-parent homes.

We currently have three primary program areas:

Mental Health

Decades of research have shown that single mothers are more likely to experience episodic and chronic depression and anxiety. Similarly, children raised in single-mother households are at heightened risk for substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and both outwardly- and inwardly-focused destructive behaviors and disorders.

Single Not Alone will work to directly address the mental health challenges faced by single mothers and their children. We will do this by building networks of service providers, leveraging existing programs and new technologies, and crafting outreach and informational programs to connect mothers and their children with counseling services and mental wellness programs.

After-School Program Support

After-School Programs are a vital source of enrichment, childcare, and “safe spaces” for school-aged children. Most working families in America rely on these programs. That’s even more the case for single mothers, who disproportionately face financial hardship, relying on multiple jobs and “gig” work, or working in fields with non-standard hours or hard-to-predict schedules. 

After-school programs were already strained before the pandemic. Many were suspended during the pandemic, and a huge portion have not fully recovered, or returned at all.

Single Not Alone will support quality after-school programs by developing communities of eligible service providers and partnering with organizations and donors to connect existing programs with services, qualified staff, and necessary equipment and supplies.

Emergency Medical Care Funding

It’s well known that over half of all American households don’t have $500 available to cover an unforeseen expense–meaning that most Americans are a single ER visit from financial ruin.

Single mothers are in an even more precarious position. Pew Research has found that 30% of solo-mother households live at or below the poverty line–a rate two- to three-times higher than other families.

Single Not Alone will work to relieve this burden by partnering with organizations seeking to directly address these financial strains and through fundraising. We’re also providing mechanisms whereby individuals and/or groups will be able to pool their resources to provide benefits directly to support single mothers and their children, while minimizing transaction fees and other expenses that often blunt the positive impact of fundraising done through online platforms.

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