Services for Single Mothers

Emerge Mothers Academy provides support services to single mothers throughout the Twin Cities. We understand that women become single mothers for many reasons. With this in mind, we believe in meeting a mom where she is at in her solo-parenting journey to provide the tools and resources she needs to overcome and thrive. With a focus on a mother’s family, home, and community, our services aim to equip women to emerge as confident women and caring moms.


Parenting Class & Mentoring

Through weekly groups and workshops, moms improve their parenting skills, learn to navigate and gain insight into real life parenting challenges. We use a collection of parenting books, reputable curriculum, as well as bing in guest experts to offer workshops on a variety of topics from health and wellness to managing family finances. It has really become a culture of mentorship, empowerment and community for our moms.

single mothers sitting at a table for parenting class at Emerge Mothers Academy
financial literacy for clients

Through our work readiness program; moms dive deeper into their passions and strengths, attain job skills and an opportunity to approach the professional world with confidence. We assist with resumes, interview skills, job placement, and end the program outfitting moms with a complimentary suit. We believe that everyone benefits from hard work and financial independence, especially the generations to follow! Learn more about our Financial Literacy Training here.

Social Work & Counseling

Emerge provides social services and mental health support to our single mothers and their children. Much can be gained with an understanding of mental health, emotions, trauma, grief, and optimal functioning. Our staff works with each mother based on her needs to ensure a bright future for her and her family. We also offer funds and referrals for housing, food, emergency services, and community services.

single moms participating in counseling at Emerge Mothers Academy
micro loan grant presenter

The Emerge MicroLoan Grant is an annual business mentorship program for mothers with an entrepreneurial spirit. We partner with the applicants through a business proposal process to present in the Spring to our EMA Professional Panel. A winner is then selected bringing the dreams of business ownership to a reality. Operating truly as a grant, the only “pay-back” we expect from our winner is to one day pay it forward by being a business mentor to the next MicroLoan Grant recipient. Learn more about our 2021 MicroLoan Grant Program here.

“These services have changed the way I view my circumstances and the way I view myself.” – Emerge Mom

Our Partners

Emerge Mothers Academy views cross-sector collaboration, pooling of resources, and the collective utilization of strengths as essential to growing our impact and helping more single mother-led families thrive.
Ace in the City

In a world with so many walls that divide us, Ace in the City is committed to cultivating belonging through community development, collaboration and conversations.

First Care Pregnancy Center

All services at First Care Pregnancy Center are free and confidential. Get answers to your questions about pregnancy, abortion, STDs, adoption and parenting.

Hope Academy

Mobilizing educational, business, and community leaders towards the important goal of serving the children of Minneapolis with a remarkable education.


Its purpose is simple and centers on improving the quality of life for its neighbors. It champions a broad view of ‘neighbor’ to include everyone and everything.

The Price Dynamic

Supports cooperative co-parenting in those working to re-structure and define their family after dissolve of a relationship or marriage.


We envision communities where relationships are forming and where people are connecting with resources to gain hope and to improve their lives.

Wayside Recovery Center

Care for women and their families to build a future free from addiction and trauma. We provide individualized services.

Women Venture

We help women start and grow profitable and sustainable businesses. We train entrepreneurs, advise businesses, provide loans, and create jobs.

Esther Homes

Serving pregnant women and single mothers experiencing homelessness or crisis. Provides transitional housing and access to resources.

Clinicians and practitioners; please use this form to refer a single mother into our program. Email the form to

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Emerge Mothers Academy
501(c)3 non-profit organization (tax ID # 45-4236957). 

Phone Hours: 8am-9pm

Client hours: 9am-4pm

Phone: (612)-400-9220

Address: P.O. Box 46226 Minneapolis, MN 55446