Single Parent Success
It’s not easy to raise a child on your own while pursuing your college degree. But we know that degree will make a meaningful difference in your life and the life of your child, so we’re here to help you with encouragement, support and connections to community resources.
Our dedicated Director of Single Parent Success will help student parents access what is needed to stay on track and attain goals. The Director can assist you with:
- Finding a pediatrician, a school for your children, and legal aid services.
- Navigating state benefits, child support services, and additional resources.
- Helping you access Spellman Child Development Center if you live on campus in the Mothers Living and Learning Program. (Alternate daycare resources are provided by the office for parents that commute.)
We offer the Parenting Series workshops and programs on parenting strategies, everyday life skills that lead to self efficacy, and connect student parents to resources in the community that will make their life easier while in college.
The Successful Single Mother is a one-credit-hour class that you can elect to take. The course covers the institutional oppression of single mothers and the feminization of poverty to bust stereotypes and enhance self-esteem. Students share goals, enjoy engaging events and form a strong network for life. This program is required for all Mothers Living & Learning resident students and open to all student parents.
The Student Mother Advisory Board is another resources that provides support, growth through leadership, learning and community engagement. By increasing awareness of parenting skills and strategies, learning opportunities and facilitating activities/programming, the Student Mother Advisory Board gives student mothers a greater sense of self and security in knowing they can provide for themselves and their children.