S.M.A.R.T. Women (Single Mothers Actively Reaching the Top)
The S.M.A.R.T. (Single Mothers Actively Reaching the Top) Women program is an 8-week curriculum which provides single mothers with financial literacy, parenting skills, and training for job readiness and employability. CAANH’s SMART program provides single mothers, 20-40 years of age, with a resource network, personal financial management training, information and referral services; and case management services focused on helping them to meet their personal goals. Currently, CAANH facilitates 4 cohorts per year, serving approximately 40 single mothers in total.
The key objectives of the Program are to provide the following:
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