Why support single parent families?

Our Mission

American Association of Single Parents

Dr. Nicole Howell-Scott

President and Founder

AASP will become the larges social service agency in the United States that supports the custodial single parent by promoting economic empowerment for themselves and their children to break the cycle of poverty.

The Vision

Support & Empowerment ~ Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

According to 2017 U.S. Census Bureau, there are over 12 million single parent families, with more than 80%  headed by single mothers.

Single mothers are much more likely to be poor than married couples. The poverty rate for single-mother families in 2016 was 35.6%, nearly five times more than the rate (6.6%) for married-couple families.


​Children of single parents are more likely to engage in high-risk behaviors and more likely to drop out of high school.

AASP is dedicated to addressing the needs of this growing community. If you would like to support our programs and services consider making a tax deductible financial contribution

Founded in 2001 by Dr. Nicole Howell-Scott, the American Association of Single Parents (AASP) mission is to takes a holistic approach to support the custodial single parent through charitable, social, and educational programs. 


Dr. Scott experienced first-hand the struggles and triumphs of raising her son alone. Because her journey of parenting was not a walk in the park, Dr. Scott wanted to support other moms on their journey as well. She is passionate about educating single parent families on techniques and strategies of how to break the cycle of poverty. Dr. Scott does not do this alone! Meet the Board Members.