Focus PEARL

What is a Focus PEARL?
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A Focus PEARL is someone who has decided to take control of her life and make a better life for herself and her children. She has a desire to do whatever is necessary to better her situation and, by extension, that of her children. She’s not afraid to ask for help in this process but will take the bull by the horns and make things happen.
…she recognizes that she is tired of her vision that 5 years from now her circumstances will be largely the same as they are today.
…she has the fire and the fortitude to do something about it, because she knows it will be hard.
…she knows in her soul that she is not empty, but rather she is a child of God and full of spirit, energy, and hope.
…she knows this is as much a faith journey as it is a mental or emotional journey.
…she seeks a stronger relationship with Christ because that is what will keep her on the journey when it gets hard.
…she is not a victim of others. She knows her choices in how she responds to unfairness will free her.
…she knows in her heart that her growth and learning can only come from mistakes and pushing through uncomfortable barriers.
…she knows that giving to others is key to her own wellbeing.
…she is willing to leave behind old patterns and choices that are not serving her or her children.
…she is willing to educate herself and change her mindset towards money.
…she recognizes that she is tired of her vision that 5 years from now her circumstances will be largely the same as they are today.
…she is not afraid to walk away from toxic behavior, relationships, people.
…she recognizes that she is tired of her vision that 5 years from now her circumstances will be largely the same as they are today.
Nationwide Statistics - What is the “typical” single parent?
- 80% of single parents are female
- 42% have never been married and 40% are divorced
- 50% of single mothers are gainfully employed
- The poverty rate is 10% higher for single-parent families
- Only 48% of single mothers received some form of government assistance
- 40% of single mothers are 40 years old or older
- 55% of single mothers are raising one child from the absent parent and 46% have two or more children
Statistics of Single-Parent Households in Boulder County
- 85% of single-parent households are female
- 23% of all children reside in a single-parent household
- Children of single-parent households are 2x more likely to go to jail or prison
- Children of single-parent households are ½ as likely to do well in school.
- 71% of school dropouts come from fatherless homes.
- 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes.
- 41% of single-parent households live in poverty.
- It takes 3x the federal poverty level to achieve financial sufficiency.

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