"Being a single parent is a big job. You are a provider, a nurturer, and your child’s main support system. You don’t get the luxury of a partner to help with the kids or take care of your children so you can have some “me time”.
Single Mom Strong, Inc’s founder, Tara Taylor, understood the struggle and created a nonprofit to support women going through single parenthood. As Tara always says “it takes a village”! This organization has been a blessing to my family. I am proud to be involved with a nonprofit that empowers and encourages women. Single mom life is so much easier with good friends and a great support system..."
- Rachel Bird
We are currently
empowering singlemothers in the greater-Sacramento, CA, greater-Los Angeles, CA and greater-Las Vegas, NV areas. COMING SOON
to a city near you!
Interested in hosting
a chapter in your city? EMAIL our founder to learn more!
Do you know about all of the
incredible programs available in The Empowerment Center? Our full calendar of events and programs is back! Visit the Calendar page to learn about all of the ways to engage with the SMS Sacramento community
throughout the month!
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Single Mom Strong's mission is to empower single mothers and their children through enrichment, encouragement and educational programs.
It takes a village to raise a child, and for single mothers, we are that village.
As a career woman and parent, Tara worked hard to give her daughter all of the opportunities every child deserves, along with the support of a caring, loving extended family “community”. It was through this experience that the concept of Single Mom Strong™ was born.
Meghan Huber is the Economic Development and Communications Manager for the City of Citrus Heights. In her role, Meghan has the unique opportunity to support the City by expanding and attracting businesses and community services while increasing the City’s visibility within the region.
We are proud to be a SMUD
Sustainable Communities Partner!
Are you re-entering the work force? Seeking a new challenge? Or, perhaps you were laid off as a result of COVID-19? Our Pre-Employment Coaching will help prepare you to successfully complete the resume submission/ interview process.
Offered to single mothers every other Friday by appointment via zoom, single moms are paired with a professional who will:
-review your resume and prepare feedback on the format/ content in advance of the appointment
-conduct a mock interview and provide feedback
-walk through a pre-employment readiness checklist, answering your questions related to your job search, such as the purpose/ appropriate content for cover letters,how to dress to make a great first impression, etc.
Invest an hour into improving your pre-employment preparation in the safe, encouraging, judgment-free environment Single Mom Strong is known for and finish more confident and prepared to create a great first impression with potential employers!
Single Mom Strong’s Career Exploration Workshop Series gives women information and access to industries with a low educational requirements and high income potential.
Are you returning to the workforce? Are you currently working, but not earning what you’re worth? Are you feeling trapped in a career or industry that you don't love? This is NOT your typical career fair! You'll explore your options in the safe, friendly SMS environment you know and love. Lunch is included and, as with all of our programs, on-site childcare is always available. Plus, we will talk with WOMEN in the industry, asking REAL questions about what it is like to work in their field, how they balance work and family, their experience with career advancement in the industry, etc.
In March, we’re talking about manufacturing with the California Mobility Center. Manufacturing brings technology & design to life! This industry isn't all heavy lifting and dirty finger nails. Manufacturing offers a variety of careers in safe, clean and tech oriented environments. Think: high wage jobs that don't require college degrees.
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empowerMe preschool& childcare
EmpowerME Pre-school & Childcare programs make quality early childhood education accessible to all young children by making preschool affordable, even on a single income budget. The same level of quality and affordability is extended to serve school-age children on all days schools are closed. The values-based curriculum, home-like environment and culturally responsive programming at EmpowerME encourage self-expression and emphasize social-emotional development.
By arranging spaces to maximize learning and minimize distractions with materials that are engaging and age appropriate, each Preschool and Pre-K classroom provides opportunities for learning through play, investigation and peer interactions, an environment that research has shown to promote early learning and development. EmpowerME’s Preschool and Pre-K Programs support children’s readiness for school by using California Preschool Learning Foundations as our tool for measuring educational attainment. We are currently offering year-round Preschool and Program, and a Pre-K/Kinder Program in our Empowerment Center in Citrus Heights and our Expansion Site on Arden Way in Sacramento. Full day childcare for school-aged children is available during Spring, Summer and Winter breaks and all other days school is closed.