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Single Mothers Outreach: Live a Better Story

 -Contributed to the November 2012 edition of Camelot’s House and Home News by DaAnne Smith, Executive Director of Single Mothers Outreach.

Everyone loves a good story: stories about romance or adventure, heartwarming stories, inspirational stories, and even dramatic stories to raise the reader’s pulse.

But what happens when a story goes wrong? When antagonists interrupt, and the plot veers off course? To make things right, the author intervenes. With a little revision—a character adjustment here or a lesson learned there—the author writes a better story.

SMO empowers single parents and their children

SMO empowers single parents and their children

In the same way, Single Mothers Outreach exists to help families write better stories. Since 1995, Single Mothers Outreach has provided hope, support, and resources to help families become self-sustaining. Led by executive director DaAnne Smith, Single Mothers Outreach has helped 2,200 single parent families in Santa Clarita and the surrounding communities. The nonprofit organization currently serves almost 500 families.

 DaAnne says, “We scaffold the families facing sudden housing instability, income loss, emotional trauma, and economic and social discrimination. We prop them up because many of them are basically starting over.”

 Single Mothers Outreach offers an online community, workshops and classes, family activities, holiday programs, free clothing distribution, education, and more. Open to dads, too, clients who don’t quite “fit” with married couples or singles without children are able to find and form lasting friendships and connections with others who understand.

 To learn more, contact Single Mothers Outreach’s office at 661.288.0117 or visit their Web site at

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