The American Association of Single Parents, Inc. takes a holistic approach to support the custodial single parent through Charitable, Social, and Educational programs.
Message from our President:
AASP is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the success of the custodial single parent and their children! The US Census Bureau reports that there are over 13 million single parents raising over 22 million children. Many of these families live under challenging circumstances. Through our programs and services, AASP hopes to make a difference in the single parent's journey of parenting.
We seek to build corporate and community partnerships, along with a host of volunteers to make our mission possible. We believe that it truly takes a village to raise a child and build better communities. If you would like to partner with us, contact us at 708-481-5410.
Dr. Nicole Howell-Scott
Why our mission is important...
"We believe that it truly takes a village to raise a child and build better communities."
According to Families and Living Arrangements, in the U.S. in 2011, there were 17 million single parent families in 2011 of which 14 million single-mother families and 3 million single-father families were raising 22 million children. Our organization recognizes that the increase of single parent households affect many areas of society.
Unmarried mothers and children from unmarried homes are likely to be in poverty or near the poverty level for an extended period of time. Children of single parents are more likely to engage in high-risk relationships and high-risk behaviors at an earlier age, than children raised by a married couple.
AASP is dedicated to addressing the needs of this growing community. Through our services, we strive to educate participants on the resources available to them and the role they play in reducing violence in our schools and community; motivate parents to utilize resources and convey accountability methods that reinforce personal responsibility for themselves as well as their children; celebrate their willingness to take on this difficult task of parenting.
If you would like to partner with us, please feel free to contact us at 708-481-5410.