MomsHope NEWSLETTERS – Catch up on our progress!

WHAT IS MomsHope?   (mission)

To provide hope to single, low income moms through one-on-one faith-based mentoring in order to support their resource development, personal advancement, spiritual growth and family stability.

WHAT DOES MomsHope DO?  (purpose)

  • Facilitate mentor/mentee partners to expand stronger support networks for single moms
  • Identify, set and track goals necessary for continued development
  • Leverage resources and strengths of individuals, organizations and local service providers in our community

Fill the gaps where other organizations cannot:

  • Local government agencies – provide only financial assistance (welfare)
  • Local non-profit/not-for-profit agencies – they are overwhelmed
  • Church communities – lack expertise to address real life issues in a sustainable way

MomsHope brings accountability, guidance, fellowship as well as resources

The reality:

POVERTY IN CINCINNATI STATS

  • 316K adults & 167K children in the tri-state area live in poverty (1)
  • In the city of Cinti, 30.6% (over 90K) live in poverty (1)
  • 18% of our regions population live below economic self-sufficiency (3)
  • 70% of low income families are headed by women
  • Poverty is 5 times greater in single parent households (3)
  • Cincinnati ranks #2 (to Detroit) for highest child poverty at 53% (4)
  • 23.6% of children under the age of 18 live in poverty, which is higher than the national rate (2)

US STATS

  • official poverty rate was 15.1% (1)
  • 58% of low income families are headed by women (1)
  • 22.6% of children under the age of 18 live in poverty (2)
  1. US Census 2010
  2. US Census 2012
  3. Cincinnati Works study
  4. Children’s Defense Fund of Ohio