Services for Single Mothers

Emerge Mothers Academy is a social service providing support services to single mothers across the Twin cities. At Emerge Mothers Academy single moms have an opportunity to be involved in just one, or all four of our services. Each and all of our services work toward her best interests, and with her family’s future in mind.

Our services include; parenting classes and mentoring, social services and counseling, work preparation, and a micro-loan grant program. Emerge Mothers Academy serves single mothers in the Twin Cities and is headquartered in South Minneapolis at the Center of Belonging.

Personal Development, Constructive Parenting, Health & Wellness, and Financial Independence

Do you remember the first time you heard “You’re hired”? These are such exciting words to hear. At Emerge Mothers Academy we’ve observed that they are the most course-altering words for our moms to hear. They cause her face to turn upward. A smile sweeps across her, and her demeanor is uplifted. Our work-prep program is just one of the four main programs that we offer to women to help them regain their confidence.

Similarly, our parenting classes bring a set of tools to our mothers that make them feel like they’re in charge again. We believe that giving women constructive parenting skills makes them feel more secure in who they are. Parenting is hard, especially alone. If we can give these women the support and tools they need, we can change their entire future. Working, healthy adults, and well-parented children benefit us all, socially and economically.

Parenting Class & Mentoring

Authentic and supportive relationships play a crucial role in our personal and professional growth. Through parenting classes and one-on-one mentoring, clients will be provided with practical and emotional support  as they gain tools to grow in parenting, professional advancement and life skills. 

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

Are you a single mother in need of car repair? Please email us for intake and the car repair application.

Donate Goods

Are you a single mother in need of essentials, diapers, furniture, or professional attire?

Partners and Resources

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. To view a list of additional resources, click here.
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.

Bus Stop Mamas

Bus Stop Mamas provides instant introductions to off the market talent for moms and dads too. A Work Preparation Program partner with EMA.

Center of Belonging

The Center of Belonging is a collaborative of partners providing inclusive space and holistic resources to advance individual and communal health and wellbeing.

Corissa Sutton

Licensed Realtor, Philanthropist & Powherhouse Mom working to change the trajectory of disparities by encouraging homeownership and empowered renters.

Dress for Success

Empowering women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Esther Homes

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

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.

The Hub Garage

Ensuring no single mom goes without reliable transportation, driven by a vision of making an impact in disrupting the poverty cycle experienced by this vulnerable group.


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The Price Dynamic

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

Raise the Barr

Increasing opportunity and economic mobility for single parent families through education.

Rooted Green Wellnes

Coming come alongside others to offer education and support in adopting a whole food plant-based lifestyle.


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.

Wayside Recovery Center

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

Women Venture

Helps women start and grow profitable and sustainable businesses. Training entrepreneurs, advising businesses, providing loans, and creating jobs.

Clinicians and Practitioners

Refer a single mother into Emerge Mothers Academy

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