Single Parent Family- Effects and Economics:
Mental health problems effect and prevent single moms for undertaking the tasks necessary to:
Fully take care of themselves
To fully take care of their children’s needs
To find employment
Women with these problems lack self-confidence that is needed to take on new challenges or for necessary responsibility to stay stable.
Children in a single-parent home are:
Half as likely to be out of school in their late teens as for children with both parents
Five times likely to be in poverty as children living with both parents
Twice as likely to have a child before the age of 20 as for children with both parents
Both Mother and child/children in poverty lack having:
Basic clothing: underwear, bras, socks, and diapers
Appropriate clothing for weather change (winter/summer): coats, long sleeve shirts, long sleeve dresses, hats, pants, gloves/shorts, dresses, short sleeve shirts, etc.
Being a single mother can be a dramatic challenge in every aspect of her life. Facing harsh and disagreeable economic challenges life: affordable housing, appropriate child care, health care benefits, and good paying jobs that meet around her child/ children needs, just to name a few. Many women are forced to rely on federal and state assistance programs and yet still live below the poverty level. This desolate situation is very stressful and causes much worry and emotional tension. A single mother’s emotional moods can effect her actions and her child/children’s state of mind. Also, she is learning to be both a provider and nurturer while dealing with everyday challenges.
Simply Serving Christ Clothing Ministry can minimize these problems by providing:
1. Prayer over current issues of the family and future hope: Bible lessons and verses to uplift and encourage the families’ growth with Christ.
2. Bibles provided for those who do not have one and children Bibles and activities
3. Independent living skills: how to budget money, healthy eating, how to find resources, seeking outside help to meet basic needs, employment skills, organization skills, how to improve parenting skills and how to deal and express emotions positively
4. How to sew clothing garments themselves