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THE LIFE OF A SINGLE MOM

Where No Single Mom Walks Alone

aka The Life of a Single Mom Ministries   |   Baton Rouge, LA   |  https://www.thelifeofasinglemom.com

Mission

The Life of a Single Mom exists to improve the lives of single mothers by establishing support groups in churches and communities and providing educating in 3 core areas: Parenting, Finances, and Health & Wellness.

Ruling year info

2012

Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Jennifer Maggio

Main address

12015 Justice Avenue

Baton Rouge, LA 70816 USA

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EIN

45-3478448

NTEE code info

Single Parent Agencies/Services (P42)

Christian (X20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To see that no single mom walks alone by creating support groups inside churches & communities throughout the U.S. focusing on improvement in 3 core areas: Parenting, Finances, and Health & Wellness to eradicate poor statistics, offer hope, create genuine friendships, and ensure long-lasting results in the lives of single mothers and their children. We exist to serve the 15 million single mothers parenting alone.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Single Moms Across America

Single Moms Across America is a single mom support group network that focuses on equipping churches (and some nonprofits & prisons) with curriculum, training, trouble-shooting, consulting, and ongoing strategies to launch and grow single moms' Bible studies, ministries, support groups to help them network and be discipled, as well as overcome financial, emotional, and spiritual challenges.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Christians
Single parents

Single Mom University® provides life skills education via 175+ online classes for single mothers that are accessible 24/7 and include: Parenting, Finances, Health & Wellness, and Ministry Leadership. Each class includes: a pre-recorded video, homework, quiz, discussion questions, optional additional learning links, and a chat room. SMU is designed to improve a mom's financial literacy, parenting confidence, and emotional stability, while decreasing stress and overwhelm. Thousands of mothers are currently enrolled with waiting lists of those who are interested in participating.

Population(s) Served

SMPRI develops a relationship with incarcerated single mothers through 12-week peer-led Single Parenting 101 classes. These classes are attended by inmates who are scheduled for release within 12 months. Upon release, we provide case management services and support groups for continued success.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people
Women and girls

Single Mom Events are hosting throughout the U.S., including our annual National TLSM Single Moms' Conference with thousands of women and children in attendance, 2-day weekend boot camps, Christmas outreaches, pastors' breakfasts, single mom ministry leadership training events, LIVE webinars, and a variety of in-person and virtual events throughout the year.

Population(s) Served
Single parents
Single parents

Where we work

Awards

Mother of All Ideas Award 2011

2011 Mother of All Ideas Award Winner

Classy Awards - Best New Charity 2012

2012 Classy Awards Finalist for Best New Charity

KLOVE International Radio 2013

2013 Ministry of the Month

Platinum Exchange Seal Holder 2018

2012 Guidestar

The Examiner.com 2012

2012 #1 Single Parent Website

Angel Award Recipient 2014

2014 Blue Cross Blue Shield

Angel Award Recipient 2021

2021 Blue Cross Blue Shield

Affiliations & memberships

U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2014

United Way Member Agency 2017

Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations 2011

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of curricula designed for specific organizations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Single parents, Christians

Related Program

Single Moms Across America

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

1. Overwhelmed 2. Kids and the Single Mom 3. The Church and the Single Mom 4. Peace and the Single Mom 5. Single Mom University 6. Large number of ebooks

Number of conference attendees

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Christians, Single parents

Related Program

Single Moms Across America

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total Attendees at all TLSM Conferences & Events

Number of national media pieces on the topic

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Parents

Related Program

Single Moms Across America

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Life of a Single Mom has appeared in 200+ national media venues, including The New York Times, Dr. James Dobson Radio, Dr. John Maxwell's Top 10 Most Influential Leaders in America, & others.

Number of families who report they are supported in utilizing natural supports in their communities (e.g., family, friends, neighbors, churches, colleges, recreational services)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Single parents, Christians

Related Program

Single Moms Across America

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

# single mothers annually are receiving services from our organization in 3 critical areas: parenting, finances, and spiritual & emotional health.

Number of students per classroom during the reporting period

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Single parents, Christians

Related Program

Single Mom University

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

# of students actively taking Single Mom University coursework over last 12 months

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. Establish 100 new single mom support groups annually
2. Engage 4000 single mothers per year in online coursework through Single Mom University
3. Connect 100,000 single moms annually to our services & programs.
4. Host life-changing events via conferences, boot camps, workshops, and the like.
5. Provide industry-leading curriculum to single mothers and single mom ministry leaders including but not limited to: ebooks, podcasts, video, weekly articles, books, training guides, and online classes.

*** Detailed strategic business plan available upon request.

CAPABILITIES:
1. SINGLE MOMS. We know single moms. We are created by single moms,
for single moms. We are committed to helping them. We possess the
expertise, empathy, experience, and excitement necessary to equip
single mothers for long-term success.

2. BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS. Our relationships with donor, clients, and
other stakeholders are meaningful and long-lasting. We emphasize
relationship comes first and that is exemplified in all we do.

3. OUR PRODUCTS. Our support group model works. Our curriculum
speaks to the heart of single mothers to impact long-term change by
giving them step-by-step instructions. Our events change lives. Our
training to support group leaders is excellent.

4. OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE. We are committed to ensuring our clients
and stakeholders have an excellent experience with us. We steward our
business with integrity, character, and honesty, taking care to do the
right thing at the right time.


The Life of a Single Mom has been repeatedly recognized with awards.
- 2021 Blue Cross Angel Award - Kellie Duhon, Board President
- 2015 Top 10 Most Influential Leaders in the U.S. by John Maxwell Awards
- 2015 La Hero of Excellence Award (Women Legislative Caucus)
- 2014 Blue Cross Angel Award - Jennifer Maggio, CEO
- 2012 Rising Star Award with Business Report Magazine (founder's award)
- 2012 Best New Charity nominee with CLASSY Awards
- 2011 Mother of All Ideas Award Recipient
- Featured in more than 200 radio/television programs
- 2012 Most-visited Single Parent Website by Examiner.com

Today, TLSM has worked to launch more than 2500 single mom support groups in cities nationally and served over 1,000,000 single moms since 2012. We have released countless support materials, hosted education symposiums and training seminars, provided counseling, resource referrals, and much more. We are considered the nation's premier resource for all things single parent ministry related. Our goal is to see that no single mom walk alone! Expansion has included the National TLSM Single Moms Conference, National Single Mom Boot Camps, Single Mom University classroom, and an expansive support group network.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals, Develop new programs that meet unmet needs

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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THE LIFE OF A SINGLE MOM

Board of directors
as of 09/21/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. D'Wana Chiles

Arthur Gallagaher

Term: 2023 - 2024

D'Wana Chiles

Arthur Gallagher

Kimberly Wigglesworth

Woman's Hospital

Joanie Montelaro

Remax

Ray Panquerne

Legacy Wealth

Debbie Spano

Retired Business Owner

Robin Rhodes

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Tiffany Dupree

Jones Walker

Edy Koonce

Self-Employed Attorney

Sandy Whitehead

Union Home Mortgage

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/21/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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