Single Moms


40% of children in the US are born to single mothers, and 45% of single mothers live below the US poverty level. Single moms often encounter many barriers to success, including lack of employment opportunities and stable housing.  YHOP partners are dedicated to minimizing these barriers and strengthening families because strong families mean strong communities.  My Backyard is a neighborhood stabilization solution that addresses key challenges by pointing single mothers in the direction of the resources they need to succeed.  The solution equips mothers with a means to secure gainful employment and home ownership, thus alleviating many stress factors that may complicate effective parenting.