Single Parent Destiny Center
Organized by: Cristi Happeny
Destiny Center of Lancaster, Ohio, will serve as an incubator for single parents who wish to start their own companies. The facility will offer shared office suites, a conference room, and an educational center. The Center will also provide free child care to those who wish to attend entrepreneurial classes, financial literacy classes, effective parenting classes, and networking events, etc.
The organization will empower single parents to rise above the vicious cycle of poverty, government assistance, low self esteem, and societal pressure. The experience will be one of confidentiality where one can share privately with a counselor their needs, concerns and dreams.
An eBus will be purchased, also referred to as a Financial Empowerment Mobile, which will allow counselors to reach low and moderate-income parents in underserved areas directly in their communities. The eBus will be equipped with onboard computer workstations and internet connectivity providing single parents the convenience of access to financial education and connections in their area. Often times transportation costs and time from children prohibit these parents from obtaining the privileges they deserve and desperately need to provide safe and loving atmosphere for their families.