FACTS ABOUT SINGLE MOTHERS

There are many single mothers and women in need of support or resources to help them become more established in their life. The root cause of this issue is that they lack support from their family and/or partner.

According to the Single Mother Guide, nearly a third of single mothers live in poverty, or living in deep poverty in the U.S., which the U.S. Census Bureau defines as living in a household with a total cash income below 50 percent of its poverty threshold.

According to Statista, 5.88% households are led by a single mother with children under age 18 living in Colorado. For most single mothers a constant battle persists between finding the time and energy to raise their children and the demands of working to supply an income to house and feed their families.

According to the Medium, women in the U.S. are more likely to be poor than men and single mothers are more than twice as likely as single fathers to be living in poverty.