35% of children in Sacramento County are being raised by single moms. Despite mothers' best efforts, statistics show that these children suffer in a variety of ways from educational deficiencies to having lower occupational status and income as adults, among other issues. Meanwhile, the single mothers are plagued by feelings of guilt and inadequacy and often these families are living in poverty. Single mothers make impossible choices every day. We are here to make their paths just a bit easier. We are here to change the outcomes for their children.
Our programs are based on the premise that a single mother can be a professional "success" and a great parent, and the belief that neither the single mother nor her children are limited by this circumstance. Our single mothers are given the tools and encouragement needed to achieve their goals, while their children build relationships with positive male role models and a close knit "community" of mothers. Additionally, we are addressing the lack of affordable, quality preschool and childcare in the region, with our EmpowerME Preschool & Childcare programs.