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
I lead a single parent ministry nearby, and am frequently referring our female participants to also become active in Eve's Daughters. The leader, Karen, is a wealth of resource for aiding and encouraging single moms. Those in our ministry who attend their events receive helpful education and are uplifted by being involved. Key concepts learned at Eve's Daughters filter into our group meetings, and thereby help a wider span of single parents in the overall community. Karen also spoke at our group last year and it was so inspiring! This organization genuinely cares for single moms and tends to their real and felt needs on consistent basis. Eve's Daughters fills a gap for a great need in our community! I am convinced that entire families benefit from the care single moms receive here. I will continue to refer single moms with confidence!
Eve's Daughters has been an incredible ministry to women in an extremely difficult situation. Eves Daughter comes along side and equips and empowers these women by providing community, resources and training. I've had the privilege to work closely with one of the co-founders and leaders of the ministry and I have constantly been impressed with her integrity, generosity, commitment and heart which she invests in this ministry. It has been a life line to many divorced women and as a result it also greatly impacts and benefit their children. It's a great ministry with excellent leadership, vision and passion. I highly recommend and endorse it.