Single motherhood can be a lonely experience. Many Minnesota moms lack the resources or connected community they need to thrive. Thankfully, a variety of programs are designed specifically to meet the needs of single moms. As you adjust to life as a new parent, don’t hesitate to check out these programs:

Jeremiah Program

Minnesota’s Jeremiah Program helps local families “two generations at a time” by following a holistic approach that includes housing, early childhood education, life skills training, and career development. The program also establishes a close-knit sisterhood that helps participants feel connected to the greater community. The relationships they develop through this program help them cope with the greatest challenges of single parenthood.

Emerge Mothers Academy

This nonprofit offers support services to single mothers throughout the Twin Cities. The ultimate goal? To help single moms feel more confident as parents and as accomplished women.

Naomi Family Residence

One of several valuable programs offered through the Union Gospel Mission, the Naomi Family Residence provides safe housing for local mothers and their children — up to age 10. Children involved in this program are assigned case managers who help them develop critical social and emotional skills. Programming is also provided to help adults transition back into the greater Twin Cities community.

M.O.M.S.: Make Our Moms Successful

Ideal for single moms struggling with feelings of helplessness or isolation, the M.O.M.S. program offers mentoring, family activities, and other services to help single moms feel connected and empowered. Based in Burnsville, this program is specifically designed for single moms living in Dakota and Scott Counties.

In addition to seeking support from the groups highlighted above, you can benefit from the assistance of a compassionate family lawyer. Whether you’re dealing with parenting time or child support issues, you can count on the Brown Law Offices. Call today to learn more.

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Photo of Cynthia J. Brown Cynthia J. Brown

“Some lawyers play a lot of games. That’s not my approach. There is a lot of gray area in the law, but I try to keep things relatively straightforward for my clients. That way, we can all focus on what’s really important: getting…

“Some lawyers play a lot of games. That’s not my approach. There is a lot of gray area in the law, but I try to keep things relatively straightforward for my clients. That way, we can all focus on what’s really important: getting matters settled fairly and cost-effectively. We’re certainly ready to litigate, but favor empowering clients to control the outcome of their case.”

Cynthia is a founding partner with the Brown Law Offices, P.A. She is a graduate of the University of South Dakota and William Mitchell College of Law. She publishes extensively on divorce and family law issues.

Cynthia Brown was admitted to practice in 1998. After graduating from law school, Cynthia served as the law clerk to the Honorable Timothy R. Bloomquist, retired Chief Judge of Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District. Upon completing her clerkship, Cynthia practiced family law with a well-known firm in Cambridge, Minnesota. She founded the Brown Law Offices, P.A., in 2003.

Early in her career, Cynthia served as a prosecutor and public defender. In the last decade, however, Cynthia’s practice has focused primarily on family law. She has handled a wide variety of matters throughout the Twin Cities, and greater Minnesota, including divorce, custody, child support, alimony, paternity, step-parent adoption, harassment and grandparent rights.

Cynthia publishes extensively on divorce and family law issues. She is a contributing author to the Family Law Forum, the quarterly publication of the Family Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association. Cynthia also writes a bi-monthly family law column for the Minnesota Lawyer newspaper, and monthly articles for Divorce Magazine.

Cynthia obtained her Bachelor’s Degree, magna cum laude, from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, and her Juris Doctorate from the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul.

Cynthia founded the Amigos de Guatemala Foundation in 2007. She is a former Board Member and President of the Foundation, which provided educational, health and financial resources to underprivileged Guatemalan citizens. Her interest in serving the impoverished began with a medical mission trip to Honduras in 1994.

When she is not practicing law, Cynthia enjoys scrap-booking, soap-making, beading and spending time with family. She and her husband, Jason, also an attorney, have two children.