Resources for single parents

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.

Isaiah 61:1

We have many programs to ease the burden of being a single parent. Whether you are looking to build a safety net of a caring community or in need of housing or other necessary help, One Step has something for you. Become a participant.

  • Shelter - "Our House" multifamily transitional home houses single parent families with one or more teenagers for up to 6 months.
  • Food - Learn to prepare low cost, tasty, healthy meals at Dinner For a Week or find OC food banks or find LA food banks..
  • Back-to-School - Receive a backpack filled with grade-appropriate supplies.
  • Financial Counselor - Got More Bills than Money? Meet one on one with a financial counselor.
  • Work - Get help with your resume or check out links to recruiting agencies that post jobs daily.
  • Health - After Christmas money is tight, Healthy Homes boxes of cleaning supplies help keep families healthy.
  • Group Support & Growth - Get connected, referrals or support in Book Club or small group discussion seminars.
  • Boys & Girls Mentors - Kids need to have fun and Godly men and women make great role models.
  • Family Camp - Bring the family for a weekend of relaxation, boating, spiritual growth, fun, and more.
  • Retreat - Enjoy quiet time with others on a weekend in a beautiful setting.
  • Household Repairs - Each month tenant responsibility repairs are done by volunteers to keep homes functional in Fix-It Clean-It.
  • Holidays - Thanksgiving meals and Christmas Blessings!
  • Automotive - Our Auto Advisor works with local auto shops to get discounted labor and parts.

211 is the national help hotline. If you are looking for additional resources dial 2-1-1 or go to