INDIANAPOLIS (WISH)-Single mothers will soon become the topic of a community discussion.
The Women’s Fund of Central Indiana will start the discussion on how to help single mothers. On June 16 single moms will have an open discussion on what resources single moms are lacking. Public safety leaders, city leaders, and local business will be on hand for that meeting.
Currently that meeting is closed to the public. The group will try to figure out how to create programs that will help single mothers between the ages of 19-24. Organizers have determined that age group lacks adequate programs that teach young mothers how to become independent.
“I think it is a great idea it gives the community a straight forward point of view from our mouths,” said Alexis Davis a single mother.
Davis is raising her 2-year-old son at Project Home Indy. The home services young mothers and teaches them how to become independent moms. The goal is also to break the cycle of poverty. Because of Davis’ experiences at Project Home Indy she believes she is ready to live a life of independence once she leaves.
“I’m not concerned, Project Home Indy has independent living skills,” said Davis. “They helped me with the transition with whatever I need.”
Project Home Indy has room for five single mothers and their children; however, mothers in need immediate services can contact 2-1-1. Operators there are trained to connect moms with resources.