Single Mother Services

S.M.A.R.T. Women (Single Mothers Actively Reaching the Top)

Single Mothers Actively Reaching the Top (SMART) – An 8-9 week program providing single mothers with a resource network, personal financial management training, women’s health, parenting/life skills, information/referral services, and case management services focused on helping them to increase their level of self-sufficiency.


  • Life Skills training on communication skills, goal setting and creating action steps to achieving those goals
  • Financial literacy that results in the development of money management skills that builds savings and asset accumulation
  • Job readiness training to foster job skills and employability
  • Case management services to ensure that the needs of the program participants are met
  • Women’s wellness session
  • Guest speakers
  • Educational field trips
  • Lunch included
  • Informational sessions on homeownership, credit, resume building and much more.
Who is eligible?

  • Live within the following catchment areas: New Haven, West Haven, East Haven, North Haven, Hamden
  • Fully vaccinated
  • Single mother or grandmother between the ages of 18-55
  • Income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Be dedicated
Please fill out the form below to sign up.

    Testimonials from participants

    “This program provides a ‘safe zone.’ ”

    “Absolutely [I’d recommend this program]. I’m ready to tell the whole world, I think this should go national.”

    “I’m in a really tough battle with mental health right now. I’m proud to say that due to the S.M.A.R.T. Program and [program facilitator] that I’m winning.”

    “And I did it. I [accomplished two goals] and I’m thankful for the S.M.A.R.T. Women Program.”