Resources for Women and Single Mothers

Resources for Women and Single Mothers

Access for Women – New York City College of Technology
This program provides women with support services to assist them in entering non-traditional technical fields/trades. They focus on upgrading math skills, providing prevocational and vocational training programs and information about career options in technical fields. They also conduct an outreach to junior and senior high school students and women in the community, a non-traditional vocational training program for teen mothers, pre-college math enrichment and programs for displaced, homeless and single parents.

Beyond Jobs – Walmart Program
Funded by the Walmart Foundation and administered by Goodwill®, empowers single mothers with all the tools they need to find employment, succeed in the workplace and permanently support their families. In addition to job training and placement, the program also supports each woman’s continued success by designing an individualized, holistic plan that outlines how they will retain their jobs, advance in their careers, and ensure long-term financial stability for themselves and their children.

Carteret County Domestic Violence Program Intervention Prevention Education– North Carolina
The purpose of the CCDVP is to assist family members ¬ primarily women and children – who suffer when family violence occurs: to take action to develop, implement, and manage a program to assist victims of domestic violence and their children: to provide victims of abuse and their children information, supportive services and a safe place away from violence while they explore their alternatives and make decisions about their future.

Catherine Ferguson Academy for Girls
Catherine Ferguson Academy for young women is an alternative high school located in Detroit, MI. providing both education and parenting resources for pregnant and parenting students, grades 9-12.

Chicago Area Project
The Chicago Area Project provides free services and programs for low-income women stressing motivation and self-esteem building, reading and other basic skills, training, and referrals.

Christian Womens Job Corps of Kerr County
Christian Womens Job Corps of Kerr County offers classes in areas such as Jobs for Life, Bible Study, personal finance, computer skills, resume preparation, interviewing skills, and business etiquette. A mentor is provided for each student and classes are conducted by trained volunteers.

Dress for Success
Non-profit organization that provides interview suits, confidence boosts, and career development to low-income women in over 75 cities worldwide.

Fitting Futures
Fitting Futures is a Junior League of Evanston-North Shore community outreach effort providing support for low-income women in job training programs. Fitting Futures seeks to break the cycle of poverty and help women get back to work by providing a personal clothing and job readiness session and interview-appropriate attire at no cost; simultaneously boosting confidence and building careers.

Mercy Ministries of America
Mercy Ministries’ free-of-charge, voluntary, faith-based residential program serves young women from all socio-economic backgrounds, ages 13-28, who face a combination of life-controlling issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, drug and alcohol addictions, depression and unplanned pregnancy. Mercy also serves young women who have been physically and sexually abused, including victims of sex trafficking. Using proven methods, a holistic approach, classes in life skills, finance management, counseling, etc. in a structured residential environment, Mercy’s goal is to help these young women find freedom from their issues and empower them to serve in their communities as productive citizens. With locations in Tennessee, Louisiana, Missouri and California, Mercy has transformed thousands of lives.

Mothers Rebuilding
Their mission is to assist women in becoming economically self-sufficient through skill development, self -motivation, and empowerment. MRA achieves its mission by providing life skills training, training opportunities in non-traditional arenas such as the building trades, and supportive services to increase participant’s opportunities for success. The program features life skills, trade skills, on-the-job training opportunities, job placement and job retention components to increase participants’ chances for success for the Atlanta population, its surrounding cities as well as Detroit, Michigan and its surrounding areas.

New Friends New Life
New Friends New Life is a faith-based organization located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that enables women to leave the degradation of the sex industry and to their families. New Friends New Life restores and empowers trafficked girls and sexually exploited women and their children. By providing access to education, job training, interim financial assistance, mental health and spiritual support, New Friends New Life helps women and their children overcome backgrounds of abuse, addiction, poverty and limited opportunities.

The Nurturing Network
The Nurturing Network is an international charitable organization that responds to the immediate and comprehensive needs of a woman facing the crisis of an unplanned pregnancy in Washington State. TNN’s nearly 50,000 volunteer Resource Members provide all of the practical support a woman needs to nurture her child’s life and make the most of hers as well. With a database of 22.000 volunteers across the country, the organization has offered jobs, host homes, counseling, medical assistance, and educational opportunities to 9,000 women.

Southwest Women Working Together

4051 W. 63rd, Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 582-0550
Southwest Women Working Together provides free services for low-income women, single mothers or displaced homemakers. Their workshops teach information on the workforce, how to write a résumé, and techniques for finding a job. Southwest Women Working Together also helps women get GEDs and/or a job, and offers monthly support groups once you are employed.

Suited for Change
Suited for Change is a non-profit organization that provides low-income women with professional clothing and job-readiness workshops. These workshops teach women soft skills like professionalism and managing conflicts at work, self-advocacy skills like negotiating salary and understanding human resources life skills like nutrition and financial literacy.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is designed to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency.

Washington Women’s Employment & Education
Washington Women’s Employment & Education provides job-readiness and computer skills training along with housing and support services to low-income women. WWEE empowers women to create better lives for themselves and their families by teaching them the skills to find and keep jobs that provide a genuine living wage. On the work front, WWEE teaches job-readiness, computer and workplace skills training. On the home front, they help with housing assistance and support services to low-income residents of Pierce and King Counties.

Women’s Business Development Center
(312) 853-3477
The Women’s Business Development Center of the Chicago Institute for Economic Development provides services to women. The fees for these services vary depending on the specific programs that you choose. There are no qualifications for their program.

Women’s Circle
Women’s Circle is a non-profit organization established in 2000 dedicated to helping lower income women achieve financial stability by providing assistance with education and job development. Services include resume preparation, interview techniques, client follow-up, and job application preparation. They promote confidence and help women overcome their personal barriers to success, provide career guidance, and assist in job searches and provide appropriate workplace clothing.

Women Employed Institute
(312) 782-3902
The Women Employed Institute is a women’s membership organization which provides services to women in need. The program includes job banks, individual career and job counseling sessions, job search seminars, networking opportunities, assessment of educational, training, and support services needs, as well as supportive group sessions.

Women in Self Help
A job-readiness program for displaced homemakers serving mature women (over 30) who are heads of household and need to enter or re-evaluate the job market. Provides a six-week course on career goals, vocational assessment, assertiveness training, resume writing, interviewing techniques and a brush up on reading, writing and math.