Mission and History

Single Moms In Loving Environment (SMILE) is a Biblically based, non-profit ministry whose goal is to build moms into confident and contributing parents, citizens, and individuals in Christ through a transitional housing program, community classes, and parenting conferences and classes.

The Transitional Housing program focuses on Single moms and their children. It is a three year program in which moms move through four phases. They do this while living in a transitional home for the marginalized moms, who matter to God. Through a safe, loving environment they are able to reach their God given potential in life, work and parenting. They will leave the program with a smile, confident in whom they are in Christ as an individual, a citizen, and a parent.

Community Groups known as MOMS2MOMS focus on all moms and their children. It is where moms connect and encourage each other to grow in their relationships with Jesus, other moms, and their children. This is accomplished while keeping Jesus the center focus and using Bible study, Family activities, Fun events for moms, and a discussion of various practical life topics. These groups meet in different communities and according to the needs of the moms in the community.

Parenting Conferences and classes focus on all parents. The conferences help parents learn what God says about parenting through Scriptures, and are challenged to be the best parents God has created them to be. They are then given an opportunity to sign up for an eight-week class to go deeper into what it means to parent Biblically.