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Favorite Organization Supporting Single Parents

Vote Once a Day Between February 22 and March 21, 2012

About.com 2012 Readers' Choice AwardsThank you for participating in this year's Readers' Choice Awards. With your help, we're drawing attention to some of the best resources for single parent families, as nominated by our readers. Now that we've narrowed down the finalists, it's time to vote for your favorites!

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Before you cast your vote, please take a moment to get to know each of our finalists in the "Favorite Organization Supporting Single Parents" category:

Fresh Start Women's Foundation exists "to empower women to transform their lives through engagement and education." The foundation was founded in 1992 and began as a Phoenix-based organization serving women throughout Arizona.

In 2002, the organization opened the Jewell McFarland Lewis-Fresh Start Women's Resource Center, which is "the first comprehensive self-help center for women in the country." From this platform, the Fresh Start Women's Foundation serves more than 2,500 women each month from around the country. The organization offers personal development services, career help, financial management classes, and more. Prospective clients can get started with a free assessment, and members receive unlimited access to all of the organization's online classes for just $5.99 per month.

Learn more about the Fresh Start Women's Foundation by visiting their Web site at www.wehelpwomen.com.

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Praying Single Mothers exists to help single, divorced, separated, surrogate, foster, and widowed mothers learn to trust God daily through prayer. With an annual conference, monthly prayer support phone calls, and local events, Praying Single Mothers seeks to be "a place for you."

Learn more about Praying Single Mothers by visiting their Web site at www.prayingsinglemothers.org or joining their Facebook group.

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Single Mothers Outreach operates out of Santa Clarita, California, and exists to "restore dignity to single parents who struggle to provide for their families in the midst of major life changes." Single Mothers Outreach offers support groups, workshops, financial and technological education programs, and more.

While Single Mothers Outreach is a local organization, it's also an example other communities can learn from. To find out more about Single Mothers Outreach, visit their Web site at www.singlemothersoutreach.org or join their Facebook group.

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Singleton Moms is committed to providing daily living assistance for single moms who are battling cancer. They offer financial assistance with everyday needs (like housing, utilities, car payments, and insurance), meals, cleaning, support for your kids, and more.

Even though Singleton Moms' services are limited to moms in the Maricopa County area, the organization is model for programs needed all across the county. To learn more about Singleton Moms, visit their Web site at www.singletonmoms.org or get to know them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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UpToParents.org provides education and support to divorcing and divorced parents. Their free, confidential Web site offers resources for parents and professionals, from a Child Safety Pledge to videos designed to educate parents about how to put their kids first in the midst of turmoil and transition.

Learn more about UpToParents by visiting their Web site at http://uptoparents.org.

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