1 in 4 children in the US are growing up in a single parent home. Single mothers and fathers have much higher likelihood to live in poverty, as they face incredible work/life balance issues. Single Parent Families have unique needs and issues constantly affecting their inability to overcome ruin. The emotional and financial toll on most of these families is actually helping to create an even younger population of single parents who are just children themselves.
Single Parent Advocate is committed to educating, equipping, and empowering Single Parent Families with resource information, practical assistance, emotional encouragement, and social networking such that those who need help get help – and those who want to help, can.
Single Parent Advocate, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization providing resource connections, growth-based training, and support for single parent families, based in Dallas Texas and the surrounding areas. Additionally Single Parent Advocate corresponds with families from all over the United States and consults non-profits, churches, and businesses on how to build a program for success in serving and engaging single parents within their respective organizations.
We work to help break this cycle & increase these families' success.
What we aim to solve
Single Parent Advocate works hard to establish needed services for Single Moms, Single Dads as well as their children. 1 in 3 children in North Texas are being raised in a single parent home, and most of those homes are struggling financially to find their footing. Only about 30% of the available jobs in North Texas pay enough for a single parent with two children to be self sufficient. They need our support.
What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?
Safe Socials & Holiday Help
The organization hosts social functions and provides emotional and practical support during key holidays and seasons of the year including, but not limited to
Valentine’s Day Safe Social,
Mother’s Day Dinner Celebration,
Father’s Day Fun Day,
Back-To-School Supply Drive & Distribution,
Thanksgiving Food Drive & Distribution,
Christmas Gift Drive & Distribution.
Online and Mobile Correspondence
Single Parent Advocate corresponds with Single Parents who write in for advice, posts on blogs and facebook with parenting and other advice. Additionally, Single Parent Advocate posts and reposts coupons for cost savings at the grocery and auto repair. We would like to grow this program substantially.
Single Parent Group Development Consulting
People often write in asking how they can begin a group in their area or within their organization.
Single Parent Advocate would like to begin a program to help community and faith based organizations achieve this.
It will involve writing and publishing a work book, and also creating an affiliate program where in groups can become members.
This will be a ground up development and we will also need to recruit leaders to move forward on meeting this need.
Education & Professional Development Scholarships for Single Parents
Single Parent Advocate provides funding periodically to Nominated Parents actively enrolled in University, or, Professionally required continuing educational program . This is usually a program that runs adjacent to our Safe Social Back to School Outreach in August.
Quotes from our families:
"I love this group. The work they do to help single parents is unparalleled! I just wish I had found them sooner!" - Karen (Volunteer)
Single Parent Advocate is a tax-exempt public charity (federal tax ID #27-2308779). All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.