EVES DAUGHTERS

Rating: 4.91 stars   22 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: PO Box 1959 Beaverton OR 97075 USA

Mission: To help single moms transition wisely; raise families bravely; grow spiritually, emotionally and relationally; and share wisdom generously with other women in similar situations. Eve's Daughters is an information- and support-providing agency, coordinating existing resources and providing guidance and knowledge to single moms on a case-by-case basis.
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
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was introduced to Eve's Daughters through our church. I had gone through a divorce and felt very alone with little support in the area. Eve's Daughters was a place that I could go and not feel like I was going through the journey on my own and could develop a support system with other women going through a similar experience. Although, I started out as a mom attending the monthly dinners and various parenting workshops; I ended up volunteering as well. I wanted to give back in some way. I also volunteer at the annual art fundraiser. It feels so good to help other women going through the tough and challenging transition of divorce and solo parenting. Eve's Daughters is a blessing, and a much needed support system for single moms!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am a single Mom with two children at home. Raising children and keeping a house together on my own has been difficult, lonely and challenging at times. Eve's Daughters has been a ray of sunshine, giving encouragement, advice, connection to resources and hope. They have blessed my family several times during the Christmas season with gift cards. I would not have been able to do anything for the holiday without this. Recently, as I am waiting for my child support to begin again, I was given a financial gift to help with my rent. Eve's Daughters is comprised of leaders that have been in my shoes and experienced the things and feelings that I am. It is a powerful thing to see that it can be done, single, and it can be done well.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

I’ve been part of Eve’s Daughters since September of 2011, and seen then I’ve been able to meet other single moms who are in or in similar situations likes myself. It’s not only been a great place to meet other moms, but it’s also allowed me to have a network when I needed help with a situation. I personally would recommend it to other single moms, of all ages.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a 25 year old single mom of a toddler; I contacted Eve's Daughters to see how I could help, and find some like minds in the area. I have had regular meetings with Karen Sjoblom, who has been an incredible mentor and friend. They offer financial and legal help, as well as clothing, food and invaluable support in often tough situations.

I recommend Eve's Daughters to any other moms I run into, and attend their dinners as much as I can. They're amazing and have far exceeded any expectations I could have had :)

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

This friendly and welcoming group shows an abundance of compassion, wisdom, and determination.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization helped me through one of the toughest times in my life - my husband filed papers. It was a hard transition for me, especially being from India and the cultural implications. I had a 2 year old to consider, had just landed a job but in a very tough economic climate. I attended several of Eve's daughter's dinners sometimes simply to socialize with other women like me. They also helped me find a roommate and provided a lifeline at one of the most difficult transitions in my life. Kudos to all the volunteers and staff - they deserve an award for their kindness and dedication.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Eve's Daughters are a God send. My unemployment ended very unexpectantly and I needed to have my phone for job searching. Eve's Daughters paid the bill. In the future I will volunteer, even after I obtain a job. Eve's Daughters is "Life-changing" for single mom's. I was told about this organization from a friend and I have been singing Eve's Daughters priases to other people, including my church's pastors. Thank you so much.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

There is no other group or resource like this for single women in the area or perhaps even our state. I came across it one evening by myself as I was searching for single mom resources on the internet. I was searching desperately for something, but I was also very wary of being scammed. I felt like I was trying my best at being a single mom, but it wasn't enough and I just felt like something had to give. At the time I didn't know a single other single-mom. But I came across the Eve's Daughters MeetUp link. And as I read the description I knew that was just what I needed: A place to meet others going through the same things. No cost involved, childcare provided, no need to bring anything- just show up. And I was pleased it happens to be only 15 min away for me. (Although recently we have had women drive out here from Washington to attend.) Eve's Daughters is a wonderful organization. I have been attending their monthly dinners for the past year and a half. It is a very welcoming place. I have made many new friendships, and there is an instant connection since we are all in similiar places in life (being single moms). We all have different experiences and backgrounds, but being a single mom can be very lonely at times, and at times it can seem like we are the only single mom out there. But having a chance to interact with other single moms is a real blessing! I also really appreciate all the volunteers who take the time to make us dinner each month. And my son really enjoys coming too. The kids do crafts/watch a movie in another room which is fun for them, and gives the moms time for more grown-up talk for once which is fun for us. Eve's Daughters has been such an important part of my life since I began coming and I look forward to it every month.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Going to my first dinner felt a bit out of my comfort zone - but once I got there an felt welcomed by everyone I knew it was where I needed to be. Eves daughters has allowed me to meet other ladies like myself, who understand what it is that I am going through. It is such a great feeling to be in a room filled with people that don't judge you. They also helped me to get a bag of clothes for my newborn son. If I were to give any feedback it would be to have each women introduce themselves at the dinners and tell the group a little about themselves.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Eve's Daughters was able to get my son clothes when he needed them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Meet more often

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you find this group?

It was the first entry to come up when I searched Google for "single mom support Portland"

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

I was able to find a daycare provider by attending the groups dinners. She just happened to be sitting at my table. This enabled me to have a safe, happy place to take my son when I needed childcare.

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