SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah)- Day-to-day duties for a solo parent are the same duties for a married parent, except they have to do it alone.
There are over 42,000 single mothers living along the Wasatch Front and nearly 40 percent of them live in poverty despite the fact that they work.
Pamela Okumura is the Executive Director for People Helping People and coming up at the end of September they are holding a seminar designed specifically for single mothers.
It’s called the Single Mothers Seminar and includes an ‘Employer Open House’ showcasing 30 local and national companies, vital community resources.
“The path to self-sufficiency is a long haul, but we introduce them to a bunch of employers. They give them entry-level employment and room for advancement,” Okumura explained.
The free seminar is on September 27th at the Granite Education Center located at 2500 South State Street. Doors open at 5 p.m. and all (men and women) are welcome.
Last year Melanie Crouch attended the seminar and she was the lucky winner of the Prestman Auto Car Giveaway.
She says the car has made a huge difference in her life.
“I’m a single mom because of domestic violence. It wasn’t an easy thing to get out of, I’m still dealing with issues from it,” Crouch said. “I didn’t want to ask for help. I thought I could do it myself, and then I realized I couldn’t do it myself.”
They’ll be giving a car away again this year and so much more.
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