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Featured Organization: Single Parent Alliance & Resource Center (S.P.A.R.C.)

Address: P.O. BOX 721, NORCROSS, GA 30091

PHONE: (678) 253-0162

Website: www.singleparent411.org

Email : info@singleparent411.org

The Single Parent Alliance & Resource Center (SPARC) was incorporated as a community based non profit 501(c)3 agency in 2001. Since its inception, it has worked diligently to improve the lives of single parent families in its community. SPARC is dedicated to supporting single parents in their efforts to raise happy, healthy, well adjusted, successful children.

It is SPARC’s mission to empower and equip single parents with the necessary tools, resources and support to enable them to create a healthy home environment and nurture their children into a productive and successful adulthood.

Currently, single parent families are over-represented in nearly every negative statistical category. Crime, lack of education, poverty, drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy and many others are prevalent in this community. Statistics seem to indicate that one person cannot raise a child or children alone. If that is true, society is doomed as the majority of today’s families are single parent families.

While SPARC does not refuse services to any segment of the population, its mission focuses specifically on assisting single parents and their families. While participation is not income based, the majority of SPARC’s population consists of low income single moms. SPARC focuses here primarily because of the additional needs these parents face in nurturing healthy families. Statistics show their children most at risk for adapting negative behaviors. SPARC provides these families with the additional support (parenting education, support groups, mentoring, financial literacy training, career assistance, access to resources, etc) necessary for them to achieve and maintain success.

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