WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF A CHILD GROWING UP IN POVERTY?
If the mom gave birth as a teenager
If the parents were unmarried when child was born
If the mom did not receive high school diploma or GED
For every problem there is a solution, and our solution is Christ-centered! Single moms are overwhelmed and often feel defeated as they struggle to provide for their children. Without intervention, single moms will fall prey to the welfare system or get stuck on the Working Poverty Cycle.
Our goal is to provide the resources necessary to equip and empower the moms so they too can live an abundant life filled with hope.
In 2015, the number of young moms births in Palm Beach County was 2,547. In the same year, for the state of Florida it was 48,426
According to 2019 U.S. Census Bureau, out of 11 million single parent families with children under the age of 18, 80 percent were headed by single moms
Families headed by single moms are among the poorest households, more than a third lived in poverty, and as such, are extremely vulnerable to homelessness.
Florida Dept. of Health
62% of single moms will drop out of school before completing their education, and less than 2% complete college by age 30
80% of dads walk away from any responsibility or pay less than $66 per month
Among children living with mom only, 40% lived in poverty
Single moms often spend over half of their income on housing expenses and a third on child care, leaving them with less money for educational expenses.
The median income of a young mom is less than $23,000. The median income for families led by an older single mom in 2018 was about $45,128, well below the $93,654 median for married couples
Welfare becomes a never ending cycle that will be passed on from generation to generation
Without intervention from Hearts for Moms (HFM), the single moms feel hopeless, overwhelmed, unequipped and lost
The HFM Young Moms Program serves moms that are 29 years old and under. The Workforce Moms Program serves moms that are between 30-40 years old.
Skill-Development Classes include skills to better parent, monthly budgeting, attain job skills, set achievable goals, educational guidance and many more
HFM pairs each mom with a Christian mentor to encourage and guide her throughout her journey
We empower single moms by teaching them the skills so they become self-sufficient, provide for their child and break the working poverty cycle
HFM supplements the cost of housing, childcare, education, transportation and other basic needs to empower mothers to complete their education and/or work full-time