Rating: 4.91 stars 22 reviews
Issues: Human Services
Location: PO Box 1959 Beaverton OR 97075 USA
Results: -We've grown from a handful of single moms to nearly 250 on our rolls -We've expanded from (literally) one mom at a community dinner to an average of 35 monthly -We've contributed thousands of dollars in financal support and many thousands more in material goods and services (i.e., home and car repairs, clothing, toys, etc.) -We've connected with myriad local agencies to create reciprocal partnerships, thereby creating a community "safety net" to care for single moms and their children -We've offered several parenting classes and speaker series to provide the tools and support to raise children well
Target demographics: Single moms, ages 25-45, although we serve younger and older populations as well.
Direct beneficiaries per year: We currently have approximately 250 women and roughly 500 children) on our rolls. Not all attend our programs or require financial assistance.
Geographic areas served: The greater Portland (Oregon) metro area, extending to Vancouver, WA; Gresham, OR; Oregon City, OR; and Banks, OR. We regularly field calls from other states interested in finding a group like ours locally.
Programs: -One-on-one meetings to learn womens' stories and specific needs -Group gatherings (free monthly dinners, parenting classes, guest speakers, etc.) to build community and facilitate mom-to-mom support -Emergency funding for basic needs -Vast referral network to connect women to existing local agencies for additional support
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