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HOPE Network is a grassroots self-help support system for single mothers and single pregnant women living in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, and Ozaukee counties.

Founded by Gail Grenier Sweet in 1982, HOPE Network is a private nonprofit, nonsectarian, charitable organization.

HOPE Network offers programs designed to help mothers gain a sense of community, enhance their parenting skills, and develop self-reliance. Events are held are various locations in the greater Milwaukee area.

These services are available to all HOPE Network members:

  • portable crib program;
  • educational daycare tuition grant program for mothers returning to school beyond high school;
  • Quarterly newspaper and monthly update filled with free and inexpensive resources for parenting education, community agencies, and family fun;
  • Want ads in monthly and quarterly publications;
  • Community building events for mothers and their children;
  • Mothers' Trading Post and other free clothing banks;
  • Collaborates with Christ Child Society Second Saturday Support Group where moms and their young children gather for fun, activities, lunch, and prizes.