Steve Pomeroy
4 min readOct 10, 2021

The plight of a single mother living in poverty. Here’s what the numbers say…

According to the US 2020 Census there were 10.72 million single parent families with women representing over 80% of that number or approximately 8.58 million. Nearly a third of that number were living in poverty. So, how does a mother with one or more children raise a family today? Here are some additional data points regarding single mothers from the 2020 Census:

  1. 29% were jobless the entire year. The covid pandemic will not help this number improve any time soon.
  2. 28.7% were food insecure, meaning, they didn’t have food in…
Steve Pomeroy

Philanthropist, recovering alcoholic, and homeless advocate. Building a community to empower single at-risk mothers. Site is: