Our mission is to empower and educate low income to moderate single parents and their children, so that they can contribute to and fully participate in society.
What We Do?
We provide single parents and their children with an opportunity for enhancing personal growth, self-confidence and exchange of parenting techniques. We are focused in Fort Bend County for the minor children ages 5-18 of low to moderate single parents. We offer the opportunity to meet peers living within the same family structure. Our accomplishments include: mentoring parents about yoga, pending book club, back pack program and more community involvement coming soon.
History of the Organization
Angels Blessing People Inc was founded in 2012 and received their 501 c3 status in 2015. We volunteer our services for free. All of our donations come from in-kind assistance.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau out of 12.2 million single parent families in 2012, more than 80% were headed by single mothers.
Today, 1 in 3 children – a total of 15 million – are being raised without a father. Of that group, nearly half live below the poverty line.
Around 45% of single mothers have never married, around 55% are either divorced, separated or widowed. Half have one child, 30% have two. About two thirds are White, one third Black, one quarter Hispanic. One quarter have a college degree, one sixth have not completed high school. Single fathers in the United States are twice as common in white families (16%) as compared with black families (8%). Although single fathers are slightly better educated than single mothers, on average, both groups are less likely to be college graduates and more likely to have dropped out of high school than married parents.
A single parent, sometimes called a solo parent, is a parent, not living with a spouse or partner, who has most of the day-to-day responsibilities in raising the child or children. A single parent is usually considered the primary caregiver, meaning the parent the children have residency with the majority of the time. If the parents are separated or divorced, children live with their custodial parent and have visitation or secondary residence with their noncustodial parent.
Single parent families suffer under the raising and spending quality time with their children, attending school, filling their personal needs as an adult, extended family conflict, logistical daily tasks, career, religion and much more. A great percentage of single parents feel completely isolated, forgotten, chastised, dismissed, and alone due to a lack of understanding of the single parents struggles on societies part.