About

Building successful futures with HOPE Network

Everyone defines success differently. But most parents have the same goals for their children: quality education, financial independence, stable home. For single mothers, those goals often seem unattainable - until they find HOPE Network. Since 1982, HOPE Network, has been serving single mothers in greater Milwaukee with programs designed to support their entire parenting journey..

Expectant mothers often find HOPE Network through referral by a community partner. For $5, they can join HOPE Network and receive infant supplies, safe sleep education, and ongoing connection [link to Cribs main]. Our quarterly HOPE Network News publishes ongoing resources of unique interest to single mothers. The Single Mothers Trading Post [link to trading post main] provides clothing, diapers, wipes, and other children’s items at no cost. And membership provides access to enrichment opportunities that might otherwise be out of reach. Over the years, members have enjoyed canoeing, bowling, Summerfest, Brewers & Bucks games, local museums, and more.

Our help also contributes to the family’s future. Through our scholarships, which can be used for tuition or for childcare while the mother is in school, single mothers can attend college or technical school. With higher earning power, they provide more stability for their children. With a degree, they inspire their children to pursue their education.

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our mission

HOPE Network’s mission is to provide Milwaukee area single mothers with connection, opportunity, and resources to build self-reliance and improve outcomes for their entire family.

Hope is the future lined in gold, my mother used to say, but I didn’t agree. Hope wasn’t the future. It was only a vehicle to get there.”

― Barbara Delinsky, Before and Again

"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child."

― Sophia Loren