Single Mothers Outreach

Single Mothers Outreach was founded in 1995 as a support and resource for single mothers struggling through the effects of divorce or the death of a spouse. Single Mothers Outreach became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in May 1998. Since then, over 1600 families have been served.

In November 2007, the Board of Directors began a major reorganization to improve the quality and range of services it provides. As a result, Single Mothers Outreach updated its mission statement and developed a new plan of services to single parents and their children.

In January 2008, Single Mothers Outreach relocated to its present location in downtown Newhall, sharing the office space with the Los Angeles County Service Center of the Santa Clarita Valley and the Salvation Army. Single Mothers Outreach collaborates with both agencies and other community nonprofits in providing a full range of services to single parents and their families.

 


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Guest

DaAnne Smith
Executive Director
Single Mothers Outreach

DaAnne Smith''s 23 year commitment to the Santa Clarita Valley includes supporting children burn victims, Children''s Hospital, arthritis research, Boys and Girls Club, Senior Center, breast cancer awareness, Domestic Violence Center, Hope Gardens Family Center, MOPS, youth sports, PTA and many city service projects. She coordinated Denim Day to raise awareness of rape and sexual assault and built programs to help needy single mothers. As a Zonta, Soroptomist, church and alumni group member she created/supports:  LifeForward Workshops helps women see their strengths and find and succeed in the right job; Financial Peace University teaches single moms money management skills; A speaker series promotes women''s inspiration and spirituality; and Scholarships for women struggling to beat adversity to improve their self-sufficiency. DaAnne Smith is best known for her passionate work of empowering needy single mothers struggling to recover from violence, divorce or widowhood.  As the Executive Director of Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) she assists low-income single mothers cope with the psychological, financial, social, and physical challenges of single parenthood.


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